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Sunscreen Lotion Vs Spray Vs Powder: Which One Is Better?

Read on to know whether you should use a sunscreen lotion, spray and powder.   
Published -30 Aug 2022, 13:06 ISTUpdated -30 Aug 2022, 13:27 IST
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Sunscreen is an everyday essential and should be a part of your daily routine. Sunscreen works as a shield between your skin and the sun. Be it summers or winters, sunscreen should be applied religiously on your skin as it prevents dark spots and discolouration, and gives you smooth skin. 

However, most of us use sunscreen lotion but did you know that sunscreen spray and sunscreen powders are also available on the market? Now, the question arises which one should you use? It actually depends from person to person as all of them have their own advantages and disadvantages. Before deciding, let’s know all about them. 

Sunscreen Lotion

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We have been using these for a long time. Lotions make for even application on all parts of your body. However, these lotions or creams can feel heavy on your body and can make your skin feel oily and greasy. But they are a good option for people with dry skin.

Sunscreen Spray

sunscreen spray

Sunscreen sprays have become quite popular in the past few years as it is easy to apply, especially to hard-to-reach areas. You can apply it while at home or travelling. Along with easy application, this also doesn’t take much time.

However, these have a risk attached to them. You might inhale them during application, which can lead to several health complications including asthma

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Sunscreen Powder

sunscreen powder

Sunscreen powders often come in the form of compact or loose powder. These are extremely lightweight as compared to lotions and are perfect to apply over makeup. However, this is not effective if you use it as your primary method of sun protection. You should either use a thick layer of sunscreen lotion or sunscreen spray under your makeup, then use this powder as a method of reapplication throughout the whole day. 

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All three products have their own advantages and disadvantages, therefore, it is up to you whether you want to use sunscreen lotion or sunscreen spray or sunscreen powder. 

If you want to use a lightweight sunscreen, then go for a spray. Use a lotion if you have dry skin. For reapplication during the day, you can use sunscreen powder.  

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