When it comes to sunscreen there are many questions — which SPF? Cream or spray? Is it safe for babies? Here is some information from the American Academy of Dermatology that might help clear things up. The key is choosing a sunscreen that will provide the best sun protection for all family members, and combining sunscreen use with other sun-smart behaviors, according to the AAD.
“The best type of sunscreen is the one you will use again and again,” said dermatologist Henry W. Lim, Livingood Chair and chairman of the department of dermatology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich. “Just be sure to choose one that offers broad-spectrum protection, has an SPF of 30 or greater, and is water resistant.”