The American Academy of Dermatology recommends sunscreens that are broad-spectrum, water-resistant and have an SPF of 30 or higher.
The dog days of summer are upon us and many Americans are spending a lot of time outdoors soaking up the sun.
While most people understand the importance of applying sunscreen every day before heading outside, a VERIFY viewer wants to know how effective spray sunscreen is in comparison to lotion sunscreen.
Is spray sunscreen as effective as lotion sunscreen?
Yes, spray sunscreen is as effective as lotion sunscreen, but board-certified dermatologists say both must be applied correctly to work best.
WHAT WE FOUND
According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), applying sunscreen is a vital tool in the fight against skin cancer, including the deadliest form, melanoma.
“Research suggests that daily sunscreen use — when used correctly — could significantly cut the incidence of melanoma. This is why dermatologists advise their patients that the …