Spray sunscreens, and similarly powdered sunscreens, may cause harm by inhaling particles that may contain lung irritants. Some ingredients, such as benzene, have been linked to cancer. Spray sunscreens haven’t been universally accepted by dermatologists either. Only 69 percent of 540 surveyed say that they recommend sprays to their patients, according to a 2016 study published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. To avoid inhaling potentially dangerous ingredients, stick with a cream based mineral broad spectrum sunscreen, particularly on squirmy kids.
Still doubtful? Turn to Australia as the leader in sun protection and you’ll find that the Australian government recommends avoiding spray sunscreens altogether after a report found environmental factors, such as wind, to significantly impact the effectiveness of aerosol sunscreens.
Our SunnyStik can help minimize those sunscreen application battles all while allowing you to apply a safer cream-based sunscreen to your kids.