All The Places You’re Forgetting To Put On Sunscreen

In addition to applying sunscreen to your face and arms, you should spend time covering these six important areas to maximize your protection. First up are your ears, as they often get more sun than you might think. If you’re out and about without a hat, you’re leaving your ears exposed to UV rays in the process. Even if you don’t get a sunburn on your ears, they still need a generous dab of sun lotion daily (via Everyday Health).

Once you’ve covered your ears, be sure to apply sunscreen to your scalp, eyelids, lips, neck, chest, and feet. If you’re wearing shoes that completely cover your feet, simply apply the SPF of your choosing to your legs and ankles. Otherwise, you’ll want to apply sunscreen to the top of your feet to prevent burning. 

In terms of protecting your lips, you don’t need to apply sun lotion directly to them. Instead, invest in a lip balm with SPF, like Sun Bum or Blistex, and apply generously, per Prevention. For all other areas, apply SPF 15 or higher, and be sure to reapply throughout the day as needed (per Everyday Health).

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