How to Use Mineral Stick Sunscreen and its Benefits

How to Use Mineral Stick Sunscreen and its Benefits

In today's world, sun protection is a must. Modern science tells us that excessive sun exposure can lead to wrinkles, skin discoloration, and skin cancer.

If you want to protect your skin on the go, consider buying a mineral stick sunscreen. A sunscreen stick is great for sporting events, pool days, and running around town.

Want to know more about mineral sunscreen and why you should always have a stick of it in your bag? Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about revolutionizing your sun care routine. 

What Is Mineral Stick Sunscreen?

Mineral stick sunscreen is a small, solid bar of mineral sunscreen. It offers easy application when you're on the go.  There's no mess and Blue Lizard’s mineral sunscreen sticks rub in smooth (not sticky) and dry clear.

What Is Stick Sunscreen For?

Stick sunscreen is great for small areas prone to sunburn.  Use it on your ears, nose, scalp, neck, and shoulders. It’s also the best sunscreen for face touch-ups and for applying to the back of your hands before you drive. 

Mineral stick sunscreen can also be rubbed around the edges of your swimsuit. It is perfect for hard-to-reach areas that are easy to overlook. 

Chemical Sunscreen vs Mineral Sunscreen

There are two main categories of sunscreen – chemical sunscreen and mineral sunscreen. Both protect against UV rays but their active ingredients work in different ways.

Let's take a look a closer look at how each type of sunscreen protects you from the sun. 

Chemical Sunscreen

Chemical sunscreen is made with chemicals such as Oxybenzone, Octinoxate, Avobenzone, and Homosalate. The skin absorbs these compounds, then they convert the sun's rays into heat. The heat and these chemicals can cause skin reactions and irritation.

At least two of these chemicals often used by large sunscreen brands, Oxybenzone and Octinoxate, are thought to cause coral bleaching and ultimately the death of coral reefs.

Mineral Sunscreen

Mineral sunscreen contains fine minerals that form a barrier on the surface of your skin and scatter the sun's rays away from your skin before they are absorbed.

Dermatologist recommend the mineral ingredients Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide because they are gentle enough for use on children and less irritating for people with sensitive skin.  

Just like our sunscreen lotions, Blue Lizard mineral stick sunscreens contain Zinc Oxide and provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. They’re also SPF 50+ to protect you from 98% of UV rays.

In addition to preventing sunburn, our sunscreen sticks contain aloe vera, shea butter, and sunflower seed oil to nourish skin . Get ready for a healthy, sun-safe glow.

Years ago, mineral sunscreen would leave a thick white residue behind. Modern formulas dry smooth and clear. Nobody will be able to tell you're wearing Blue Lizard mineral sunscreen. 

Stick Sunscreen Makes Application Easy

The main benefit of a stick sunscreen is the easy application. Use it to reapply while you’re on a run or doing errands. If you're an athlete, keep it in your equipment bag and rub it on before practice. You won't end up with slippery hands that prevent you from performing well.

Moms love stick sunscreen for wiggly kids.  Our mineral Kids Stick Sunscreen  is fun and safe to use, so your children can also practice applying it themselves. This is also a great way to encourage good skincare habits early on.

Stick sunscreen is hands-down the best choice for fast, easy application no matter where you are. 

How to Use Stick Sunscreen 

Believe it or not, there is a specific way to apply mineral stick sunscreen properly. First, all sunscreens should be applied 15 minutes before being exposed to the sun. Dermatologists recommend making at least 4 passes back and forth across your skin. This will ensure that the area is covered. 

Model holding and applying Blue Lizard Sensitive mineral stick sunscreen


Next, rub it in gently so the layer is even. Reapply at least every 2 hours or sooner depending on your sunscreen’s water resistance rating. Check the back of the label for how often your sunscreen should be reapplied. Our mineral stick sunscreens have the maximum water and sweat resistance of 80 minutes so you can have fun in the sun longer before reapplying and stay sunburn-free.

Mineral sunscreen sticks also work best when paired with a sunscreen lotion or a spray. The stick sunscreen is great for the face, neck, ears and hands while a sunscreen lotion or spray works best for covering large areas of the body.

Why Is Blue Lizard Sunscreen Best?

Blue Lizard mineral stick sunscreen is formulated with your health and wellness in mind. Our products are convenient, safe, and effective for all skin types. Here are some of the benefits of Blue Lizard’s mineral stick sunscreens:

  • No chemical ingredients
  • Vegan and animal-friendly
  • Our We Love the Reef formulas  contain no Oxybenzone and no Octinoxate
  • No parabens, fragrances, or dyes
  • Easy to apply
  • Rubs in smooth and dries clear
  • Non-comedogenic 
  • Will fit in just about any bag
  • Sweat and water-resistant for 80 minutes
  • Contain skin-nourishing aloe vera, shea butter, sunflower oil, and vitamin E

Add Mineral Stick Sunscreen to Your Sun Safety Routine

At Blue Lizard Sunscreen, we make sun protection that’s better for you, your family and the environment. We make products that we want to use on our families and then share them with yours.

Our sunscreens offer dermatologist and pediatrician recommended sun protection for the whole family. Order our stick sunscreens today so you can have mineral sun protection on-the-go. Check them out in our store.

Blue Lizard Baby, Sensitive and Kids mineral sunscreen sticks