Application Matters: Spray Sunscreen

While sunscreen in cream and lotion forms are better than sprays, the best sunscreen is the one you will actually use.

Given the popularity and availability of sprays, keep in mind these tips for proper application to make sure you are protected from the harmful effects of sunlight this summer.

  1. Hold the spray nozzle close the the skin, spray a thick layer until the skin glistens, then rub it in.
  2. To apply spray sunscreen to the face, spray it in your hands first then rub it onto your face.
  3. Reapply sunscreen—no matter what type you use—every 1-2 hours and after swimming, sweating, or toweling off.

Remember, adults need 1 ounce of sunscreen to cover sun-exposed skin. That means a 6 ounce bottle of sunscreen should only last 6 applications. How much is one ounce? Think of a full shot glass.

The best sunscreens are broad-spectrumSPF 30 or higher, and ideally contain zinc as the active ingredient.

Bewildered by all the choices at the pharmacy? George Dermatology offers a wide assortment of excellent sunscreens for both daily and active wear. Stop by to try a sample. We are happy to help you choose.

What Our Patients Are Saying

Dr Katherine M. Moritz is the bomb-diggity!!! She’s very professional, kind, and most of all caring for my concerns and needs. Today, I walked out of her office with my son in my arms in tears of joy. She removed a cyst on my eyelid that had been there for over a year now. In a matter of seconds, she painlessly had it removed. When I looked in the bathroom mirror, I ran back into her office thanking the staff and giving her my gratitude and thanks. I swear, I cried when I got into my car all over again. This place is a whole vibe, they are culturally competent, and she’s helping me live my wishes in my 40’s, that I had in high school. Dr. Moritz is like the fountain of youth, she’s reversing my aging and I feel more confident in myself than I did in my 20’s.

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