How many times have you arrived home after a long day of applying sunscreen at the beach only to discover a random patch of sunburn? We all know how important it is to use a high factor sunscreen and to apply a sufficient amount of it to protect our skin, but it’s still easy to overlook certain areas. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top five most commonly missed spots when applying sunscreen, so you can ensure you get head-to-toe protection this summer.
Behind your neck
We always remember to apply sunscreen to our back and arms, but a lot of us tend to forget behind our necks. However, it’s essential to protect this area, as it’s one of the most exposed areas when you’re outdoors. You should apply the sunscreen evenly and thoroughly and make sure to spread it all the way to the hairline on the back of your head.
Sun protection on the upper part of your body shouldn’t stop with your face and neck. One of the most common areas for sunburn is the scalp and parting and if you don’t want to be stuck wearing a sun hat all day, then we recommend using our Scalp Protection Spray SPF30. It’s easy to apply and travel size so you can pop it in your handbag and ensure your hair and scalp are always protected.
Ears are another common area people forget to apply sunscreen and skin cancer on the outer ear is unfortunately on the rise. Sun hats will cover your ears, but it’s also important to protect them by applying a generous layer of sunscreen and rubbing it in evenly.
Lips don’t have the same protection from the sun as other skin, and long-term exposure to UV rays can lead to them becoming dry and chapped. They’re also unable to produce moisture, so you need to use a high-factor hydrating lip balm when you’re in the sun. Our Lip Balm Sun Protection SPF30 contains Beeswax and Shea Butter, which not only increases the moisture but also treats any sunburn that you may have already sustained.
Tops of your feet
Many people forget to apply sunscreen on their feet, but the skin in this area is very delicate and is highly susceptible to melanoma and other forms of skin cancer. Make sure to apply a generous amount of sunscreen on the top, side and bottom of your feet and reapply frequently especially if you’re going in and out of the water.