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To safely and adequately use spray sunscreen, Dr. Wattenberg recommends these tips:
Since no sunscreen blocks 100 percent of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, Dr. Wattenberg emphasizes that it’s also important to seek shade and wear protective clothing whenever possible, including a lightweight, long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses with UV protection.
“No matter what type of sunscreen you use, make sure you reapply it every two hours when outdoors or immediately after swimming or sweating,” said Dr. Wattenberg. “If you have questions about which type of sunscreen to use for you and your family, ask a board-certified dermatologist for help.”
These tips are demonstrated in “How to Use Spray and Stick Sunscreen,” a video posted to the AAD website and YouTube channel. This video is part of the AAD’s “Video of the Month” series, which offers tips people can use to properly care for their skin, hair and nails. A new video in the series posts to the AAD website and YouTube channel each month.
About the AAD
Headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology, founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of more than 19,000 physicians worldwide, the AAD is committed to: advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education, and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails. For more information, contact the AAD at (888) 462-DERM (3376) or aad.org. Follow the AAD on Facebook (American Academy of Dermatology), Twitter (@AADskin), or YouTube (AcademyofDermatology).