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Does spray sunscreen work?

Does spray sunscreen work?

Yes - spray & rub: Yes, if you spray and rub it in. The main trouble with the spray is that there is a risk of breathing in the aerosolized particles. These chemicals are not meant or safe to use internally. So when spraying, be sure not to spray directly onto face. ...Read more

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What is the difference between normal sunscreen and spray on sunscreen?

What is the difference between normal sunscreen and spray on sunscreen?

Application : There has been some mention in the news lately that spray on sunscreen uses alcohol as a carrier and if one does not allow it to dry thoroughly there have been cases where people got too close to a flame too soon and suffered serious burns. I prefer sunblock with zinc oxide which i haven't seen in a spray on preparation anyway. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Spray-On Sunscreens?

Yes it is: Do cover your eyes and do not inhale during application, just to be safe always. ...Read more

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How does sunscreen spray compare to sunscreen lotion?

SPF: Spray is easier to apply. If the spf is the same, either product should be adequate. Read the label! be a savy consumer! ...Read more

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Is their a sunscreen that is also a bug spray for my 22 month old son?

Is their a sunscreen that is also a bug spray for my 22 month old son?

Yes but ? effective: There are combo products such as  coppertone bug & sun sunscreen spf 30 with insect repellent. However sunscreens should be reapplied every 2 hours while thus is not recommended for mosquito repellents. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use spray sunscreen on kids/toddlers? I heard it was dangerous if inhaled.

Is it okay to use spray sunscreen on kids/toddlers? I heard it was dangerous if inhaled.

Don't spray: Better to apply it with your hand than to spray it so that they don't inhale it. ...Read more

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Can I spray thermal water on my face bef. Applying sunscreen??

Sure: But if you think this will have the slightest effect on acne, THE JOKE IS ON YOU. Save your money. ...Read more

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I would like to know the best sunscreen for your scalp? Spray, non greasy but open to suggestions.

I would like to know the best sunscreen for your scalp?  Spray, non greasy but open to suggestions.

Try several: You can try several brands to see which one you like. Make sure you cover very well your scalp as spray on sunblock tends to miss areas. Be aware that you need to re-apply the sunblock every 2 hours because perspiration dilutes the sunblock and renders it ineffective after that period of time. Also, try to wear a hat. The combination of sunblock and a hat will protect you more. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son is very fair skinned and got a pretty red sunburn today. Used spray sunscreen. What's best way to treat sunburn for kids?

My 3 year old son is very fair skinned and got a pretty red sunburn today. Used spray sunscreen. What's best way to treat sunburn for kids?

Pain relief.: The redness should fade over the next day. You can apply cool compresses for relief of the discomfort and give him Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for the pain. Also make sure he drinks plenty of fluids, since he may also be somewhat dehydrated from the heat of the sun. If the burn is blistering, you should call your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What is the best sunscreen in the US market? My son and I had an allergy reaction on couple of sunscreen such as spray kind and some lotion type .

What is the best sunscreen in the US market? My son and I had  an allergy reaction on couple of sunscreen such as spray kind and some lotion type .

Contact dermatitis : Unfortunately, allergies are vary from person to person, so predicting which one is best is difficult. Check the ingredients of the ones that you were allergic to, for ones they have in common. Maybe you can narrow it down. Also, look for 'sensitive skin' products; dye free, fragrance free. Sunscreens designed for babies may be an idea, as well. ...Read more