Sunscreen shields us from the sun’s damaging rays, protects us from skin cancer and it also protects our skin from aging prematurely. We all need to be in the habit of applying sunscreen of at least SPF 30 to our face, neck and other places that are exposed to the sun, every day. Yes, even when it is overcast outside, or raining, you do need to wear sunscreen! Your 40-year-old skin will be thankful.
Many of us have been applying sunscreen our whole lives, but have you ever considered there are places you might be missing? Well, chances are this might be the case.
I have compiled a list of places you are likely forgetting to apply sunscreen so you can be sure not to skimp on them next time you’re out having fun in the sun! So, in addition to applying sunscreen to your face EVERY DAY, and your body when it is exposed…be sure to include these body parts next time.
1. Lips– Our lips are exposed to the sun every time we’re outside. Invest in a lip balm with SPF, or slather sunscreen onto your lips to protect them from the rays. The skin on the lips is thin and susceptible to wrinkles, so protect them now!
2. Ears- Our ears are also exposed constantly, and are susceptible to sun damage. Be sure to apply sunscreen all over your ears next time you lather up. (Which should be tomorrow 😉 )
3. Hands– The back of our hands tend to show our age before the rest of our face, so it is so important to protect them properly. A hand cream with SPF is the way to go if you’re like me and tend to forget to apply SPF to your hands.
4. Eye area- I’m guilty of this myself, but I’ve been trying to be better about applying a bit of sunscreen to my eye area. The skin around your eye is the most delicate skin on your body, and is therefore more prone to damage. This includes sun damage. So, invest in a day eye cream with SPF that won’t irritate your eyes or apply your usual SPF to that area.