5. Skip the sprays (go for lotion instead).
The convenience of a spray may seem tempting, but spotty application is almost guaranteed — just think about windy gusts blowing half of your sunscreen away. Sprays have recently become a popular offering, because it seems like they save you from having to rub them in. But if you check the label, you actually must rub them in to work.
Plus, you can't actually measure how much you've applied on your skin (remember, at least a shot glass worth each hour!). Another drawback? They are easy to inhale, which isn't ideal. Lotion is the safest format, and if you're using enough of a good product, like our picks, it should not be difficult or tedious to spread.