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    15 People Who Learned How Spray-On Sunscreen Works In The Most Painful Way Possible

    Don't let the UV rays win.

    1. Let's not beat around the bush here. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US.


    Twitter: @KissLikeHockey

    2. Approximately 9,500 people in the US are diagnosed with skin cancer every day, and exposure to natural (and artificial) UV light is a risk factor for all types of skin cancer, including melanoma. Thank you, sun. 😒

    3. So preventing those UV rays from harming your skin cells is vital, which is where our good friend sunscreen comes into play.

    my sister is living proof that you do have to rub in spray sunblock 😂

    Twitter: @shollingsworth6

    4. Sunscreen comes in different forms, with spray-ons becoming increasingly popular. But the problem with spray-on sunblock is that most people think it's a hands-free option when it's quite the opposite.

    PSA: when you spray on sunscreen make sure to rub it in!!!!!

    Twitter: @tplee01

    5. Once it's sprayed on, YOU NEED TO RUB THAT SHIT IN.

    6. You can't just spray directly onto your body and expect full coverage, especially on a windy day where you're spraying the wind more than you are your own body.

    So when you use spray sunscreen, you should still rub it in

    Twitter: @juanmississippi

    7. I mean, if you just read the back of any of the bottles, you will see clear instructions that say it needs to be rubbed in and spread evenly. Go look for yourself.

    8. I don't care how greasy it feels or how annoying it is, spending five extra minutes rubbing it around thoroughly is much better than ANY sunburn.

    9. Take it from this person, who I'm sure wished they could have laid in bed without being in head-to-toe pain every time.

    PSA: if you’re using spray sunscreen, pls rub it in

    Twitter: @katie___ham

    10. Not to mention, the way your sunburn looks will be a constant reminder of a very avoidable mistake.

    Lesson of the day... Always rub in spray sunscreen or you'll end up looking like Colby jack cheese

    Twitter: @traseydb

    11. Oh, and don't forget to reapply, reapply, and reapply. One go at it will do nothing for you if you're gonna spend eight hours by the pool.

    12. And if getting stripes and potentially cancer isn't enough to scare you, just know that according to Yale Medicine, "Ultraviolet radiation causes DNA changes in the skin that can lead to premature aging." But you probably already knew that.

    13. And don't think UV light only hits you when you're lying out at the beach. Think about how sunlight touches you in the car, from your windows at home, while you're on a walk, on a cloudy day, etc.

    when you use spray sunscreen and forget to rub it in so it leaves whack tan lines 🙄😂

    Twitter: @clairesalas14

    14. This is all to say, I'm happy if you use sunscreen at all; but if you are really trying to make it worth your time, make sure you're at least applying it properly.

    Twitter: @JordanMaxgay

    15. Your skin, and potentially your life, depends on it.

    Your mcm didn’t listen to his mom when she told him to rub in the spray sunscreen and ended up with the patchiest sunburn of 2018. It’s me. I’m your mcm.

    Twitter: @young__regular