3. Sprays and powders may not be as effective
You’re less likely to apply an even or thick enough coating on your skin for proper sun protection due to most of the product being lost to the wind or air, plus the air-born minerals and chemicals could pose an inhalation risk. It would be best to start with a foundation sunscreen and use sprays as a topper throughout the day if needed.
4. Brands and expiration dates matter
Brand matters less than how you use the product; however, SPF 30 in one brand may react to your skin differently than another. It’s best to try different brands until you find one that works for you rather than attempting to increase the level of SPF. Also, find a sunscreen you like. If you don’t care for the sunscreen, you’re not as likely to use it consistently. Sunscreens typically last about two years unopened, but once you’ve cracked the lid, it’s a case of use it or lose it.
5. Sunscreen does not prevent skin cancer
There has been no definitive evidence that states that sunscreen prevents skin cancer. Using products that shield your skin from the sun can only help so much. It’s important to practice proper sun safety in addition to using protective products. Wearing protective clothing and giving your skin a break by catching some shade from time to time will help promote better skin health.