Now that the warmer weather is finally upon us, it’s time to start stocking up on sunscreens. The long weekend is right around the corner and that means a lot of time spent outside. There will be pool parties and beach days and that means a lot of sun exposure. It’s easy to forget the sunscreen at the beginning of the season, but one burn will quickly remind you why it’s so important.
As parents we often grab a bottle or two of the highest SPF when we’re at our local Target or drug store. Often times I’ll purchase the brand that is marketed specifically for children, with the highest SPF. I will also admit that I often like to buy the aerosol sprays. My kids are far too impatient to sit and have me rub in a cream sunscreen, so I’ve often opted for the aerosol sprays instead.
Since 2007, the Environmental Working Group has published a list of the best and worst sunscreens on the market. It seems my selection process of picking the highest SPF product with an aerosol spray isn’t the best choice.