Saturday, May 9, 2009

Spray-On Sunscreen

The weather is finally warming up and the sun is out in full force. I just love Spring! We've been outside a LOT the last few days and I wanted to share a tip with you that makes putting on sunscreen super easy.

You buy your regular sunscreen and a small spray bottle. Fill the bottle about 1/2 - 2/3 full of sunscreen, then fill it to the top with water. Shake gently to mix the sunscreen with the water.

When you're ready to apply it, shake the bottle gently first, then spray it generously wherever you need it and rub it into your skin (but don't spray near your face or anyone else's - spray it in your hand first, then apply to your face).

The water does two things: it makes it so the sunscreen will come out of the spray bottle (which makes it easier to apply), and it makes it easier to spread evenly onto your skin. Just remember to use a lot because you've diluted it.

Happy Spring!



  1. I just buy the spray on sunscreen :) I love it!!!

  2. Yes, you could do that -- I just know that at my store the spray-on sunscreen is way more expensive and doesn't have as much product in it. They also usually come in a spray that is like a mist, which I've found is a huge mess (but that's just me). With the little squirting spray bottle, I've found I have more control over it and it goes further. I can apply it inside before we leave instead of having to wait till we get outside because it's so messy. :)

  3. I love your blog and ideas! Thanks from your newest stalker, I mean follower. Jen from