The summer heat will surely drag you to the ocean or any kind of sandy beach where you can enjoy the sun after cooling down in the water. Tanning is not considered healthy by most doctors, but if you enjoy it, make sure you use adequate lotion and avoid the launch hours. The children’s skin is even more sensitive and needs even stronger protection. The Food and Drug Administration deeply advices not to use spray-on sunscreen for your children because the aerosols can produce allergies or asthma attacks. Parents should encourage their teenage children to avoid the use of phone too, because it can have drastic effects for the brain.
“If there is a child who tends to cough or wheeze or gets head colds and now you are spraying in their face, they are very likely to have those same symptoms and that can persist for hours at a time,” Joshi said”, Dr. Sunil Joshi, a family asthma and allergy specialist, declares for USA Today. Joshi further offers another recommendation. Buy only scentless lotions and hypo-allergenic lotions to avoid any potential health problems.
Spray-on Sunscreen must be carefully applied only if no other options are available
Children tend to prefer the spray-on sunscreen because it is very easy and fast to apply, leaving them more time to play on the beach and bath in the sea instead. But parents should be extra careful and only use spray-on sunscreen if no other option is available. The best way to apply the lotion in this situation is to gently spray the lotion in your hand and apply it like a regular lotion afterward. FDA’s recommendation regards children alone. Adults will not have any problems coming from using spray-on lotions. However, for both age-groups, do not apply the spray-on sunscreen directly on the face! The spray drops could easily get into your eyes, mouth or nose.
If you go to the beach or spend time outdoors in direct sunlight, make sure you use sun screen lotions. Even if it is a spray-on or a regular lotion, to obtain the maximum effect you half to evenly apply the lotion on the body. If a spray-on lotion is your form of choice, make sure to avoid applying it in direct wind action because the spray-on sunscreen substances will hardly be controllable.
“A lot of the times people will spray the sunscreen in their car and that would be another place I wouldn’t recommend. Wait until you get outside because you don’t want to be breathing in the fumes. We really don’t know what the long term effects are just yet, but it’s just not worth taking the risk,” said Alexis Dougherty, Santa Barbara dermatologist for Keyt.com.