Spray Sunscreen: Everything You Need To Know

Spray Sunscreen: Everything You Need To Know

Often, sunscreen application can seem like a task, especially when you're trying to cover hard-to-reach areas of your body. Enter spray sunscreen, a game-changer in the realm of sun protection. A quicker, more convenient application, but there's a few things you need to know.

Applying Spray Sunscreen: Tips and Tricks

To effectively use a spray sunscreen, factor in the wind while applying and maintain a proximity of no more than about 4-5 inches from your skin while spraying. If you spray from further away, you risk missing large patches of skin, especially on a windy day. Once applied, rub the formula into your skin to ensure uniform coverage and remember to reapply at least every two hours or after heavy sweating or swimming. Even application and reapplication are the keys to sun safety.

What Makes a Spray Sunscreen

Spray sunscreen is made by aerosolizing the product. However, you should know that the process for aerosolizing spray sunscreen is, frankly, a little gross. Basically every spray sunscreen you see in the aisle of the pharmacy is made by mixing petrochemical propellants directly with the SPF formula. Those petrochemical propellants are typically one of these three: butane, isobutane, and propane. We think propane should be reserved for your gas grill, and that's why Bask's spray sunscreen uses a unique bottle technology that eschews petrochemical propellants in favor of a cleaner option. 

Additionally, the inclusion of petrochemical propellants like butane, isobutane, and propane make the product inherently susceptible to benzene contamination. You'll notice when reviewing benzene recalls over the past few years, that the majority of them are on petrochemical spray products. We wrote a post about this if you'd like to delve further into the topic of benzene contamination in sunscreen.

The Bask Spray Sunscreen Difference

At Bask Suncare, our SPF spray sunscreens have been formulated keeping simplicity and efficacy in mind, making them a favorite among our users, free of benzene contamination, and petrochemical propellants. As a result, Bask's spray sunscreen has won award after award for best clean ingredient spray sunscreen since our launch in 2021.

Bask Spray Sunscreen: Award-Winning, Comprehensive Coverage
Our SPF 50 Spray Sunscreen won the 2023 SELF Healthy Beauty Award for Best Body Sunscreen, testament to the efficacy and popularity of this product. A carefully formulated spray sunscreen ensures full coverage from all angles, whether applied amidst the hustle-bustle of a busy day or during a serene beach vacation. Additionally, Refinery29, Glamour, and others named Bask as the Best Clean Ingredient spray sunscreen.

Bask To Basics: Clean, Benzene-Free Spray Sunscreen
Bask Suncare is committed to leveraging clean ingredients to provide effective sun protection. Our sprays are non-aerosol and free of chemical propellants and harmful chemical contamination like benzene, making them safe for even sensitive skin types. Choosing a Bask spray sunscreen means choosing a product that respects your skin and the environment.

Spray Sunscreen: Your Go-To, On-The-Go Sun Protection
Whether your day involves commuting between meetings, running errands, or lounging at the beach, a spray sunscreen provides quick and easy sun protection. Bask in the assurance of safe sun protection with our broad-spectrum SPF sprays, your handy partner in the journey to healthier skin. At Bask Suncare, we believe in making your sun protection routine an effortless experience. Choose our spray sunscreens for swift application and superior protection against the sun's harmful UV rays.

Pro-Tip: Layering Is Caring When Applying Sunscreen

The best way to ensure protection and easy reapplication throughout the day is to start by applying a layer of sunscreen lotion, and then reapplying with a sunscreen spray. For your convenience, we've packed up many spray and lotion bundles to save while you adopt this best practice for sun safety.