How much sunscreen to pack?


#1

13 days!! How much sunscreen to pack with us for a family of 4? We have spray, lotions and the stick for the face. Dont' want to run out and have to buy it at Disney...Thanks:)


#2

Forgot to add that we are going for one week


#3

Hmm. Interesting. To give you an idea, just one of us used a family sized spray in half a week. Although, think the lotions have more legs: just not as easy to apply. Suggest you guys carry at least a travel sized lotion with you to the parks to reapply as necessary.


#4

I packed a ziplock with one travel-sized lotion for each day. It was more than we needed, but I decided to just toss each one at the end of each day and start a fresh one each morning. We're very fair and have sensitive skin, and I have asthma, so we avoid the spray. Don't forget the line where your hair parts!


#5

SO. MUCH. SUNSCREEN. I have 3 large bottles packed for a 7 day trip and can guarantee we'll have to buy more, but we're a fair people. Never underestimate the power of the Florida sun. A nasty sunburn is a sure-fire way to have a miserable vacation. Like @SallyEpp_cot said, get your hairline! One of the brands makes a Quick-dry spray sunscreen that we use on our heads when we're not wearing hats.


#6

We used two spray bottles, one large bottle of lotion, one face stick, and two travel size lotions last week.


#7

The spray dosen't last long but is so quick for early mornings that I think I am going to bring a few bottles. We have to reapply in the afternoon as well. The lotion always gets in my eye and stings so I am going to bring a few sticks for the face. The lotion I reserve for limbs when the spray runs out:)


#8

Don't forget the chapstick with SPF


#9

When I used spray or lotion, I'd need to reapply 3-4 times a day and still end up with a sunburn, so I used at least one bottle per person per week for a trip. Now that I'm using mineral-based sunscreens, I only need to reapply once a day (and don't get burned), so it would be 1-2 tubes total per week for our family of three.