Why You Should Avoid Spray Sunscreen

Dr. Michele Green MD discusses why spray sunscreen should be avoided, especially with recent findings showing that the SPF sprays have various risks for children.

Now they’re looking at the sprays, because they used to think they were as effective as the lotions and creams, but they realize now that the sprays are not penetrating and you’re not getting enough protection – so you may be lulled into a false sense of security using SPF 50 spray but when you spray it on you’re only get a small portion of the SPF, so I’m also worried that the sprays are being inhaled into the lungs – so they’re really looking at the sprays, especially for children, as not being the best sunscreen for them.