We know, we know. Sometimes putting on the right amount of sunscreen can be a total pain. You’re busy. You want to enjoy the sun. Maybe that’s out in your garden, by the beach, or on a rooftop patio in your best summer sundress having a few cocktails with friends. That’s what summer is all about, right? Well, it’s also about protecting your skin. You can do this! Here’s the deal...you have to make sure you are not missing areas when you quickly slather on your sunblock protection. Take your time so that you don’t inadvertently leave yourself uncovered. Here are 5, not to be missed, key areas to make sure you hit with that sunscreen.
Area #5: Your Scalp
Most people, especially women, don’t think about putting sunscreen on their scalp. Men who have thinning hair or a shaved head might be more aware of using a little sunscreen or they might end up with a very red scalp. Not a good look or feel for anyone. They make some excellent spray sunscreens now that will take care of that delicate hairline and scalp.
Area #4: Your Feet
Open-toed shoes are the trend in summertime of course. So when you have sandals, flip-flops, or even Crocs with holes you might end up burning your feet. Rub that sunblock all the way down to the toes!
Area #3: Your Hands
The hands are one of the first places to show aging on the skin because people don’t take the time to protect them with the proper sunscreen application. Find a great hand cream that you love using that has an SPF of at least 30.
Area #2: Your Ears
Ears can burn very easily. This is a typical spot where skin cancer shows up. Take the top to rub that sunscreen on the tops of your ears, carefully, especially if you have short hair and they are exposed directly to the sun.
Area #1: Arms and Legs
People seem to think their arms and legs don’t need sunscreen. Silly, right? You might develop a nice tan in that area, but it’s still so vulnerable to get burned and eventually melanoma. This spot has one of the highest cancer rates according to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
If you have any questions about what type of sunscreen you need for all the areas of your body, feel free to email our Reflect Skin specialist team. We’d be more than happy to set you on the right path to excellent skin protection. You can also take our comprehensive skincare quiz to find out the best way to optimize your skin’s health and wellness.
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