This sunscreen has pros and cons. In theory, you don't get your hands as sticky and/or messy with this kind since it sprays on. However, you still have to rub it in to get even application after you spray it on, which gets your hands a little messy (but not as messy as with a sunscreen cream). Because it sprays on so clear and thin, it's sort of hard to tell where exactly you have already applied it/rubbed it in, which I don't like since I don't want to have a red stripe down my leg from where I missed a spot! It does stay on well, even after sweating and being in the water. But I feel like it doesn't absorb into my skin as much as it just sits on top of it. It's great for kids who won't wait and stand still long enough for you to rub the cream kind into their entire bodies. A disadvantage is that the aerosol version seems to get used up VERY quickly, so a bottle of traditional sunscreen the same size would last you a lot longer.
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