Having a sunburn not only hurts but can cause long-term damage. Sometimes you might not know the extent for years down the line. It happens to all of us at some point in time, but I am sharing 10 of the most missed sunscreen spots today.
I remember back in the day when my sisters and I were kids our parents never put sunscreen on us. I remember many days having my mom put aloe on because I had a horrible sunburn. You know, that amazing feeling of Solarcaine Spray after having a sunburn! Thank goodness we are educated now! And we know that a sunburn now can cause skin damage and possible skin cancer down the road.
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1. Hair Part
I have gotten a sunburn in my hair part more times than I would care to admit! Spray sunscreen has been a lifesaver when it comes to this. The best way to solve this problem is to wear a sunhat and you will also get some sun protection on your face. But if you are not able to, make sure not to forget to put some sunscreen on your hair part along with your hairline.
2. Top of the Ears
The skin on our ears is very sensitive and will burn easily. Don’t forget to put sunscreen on the top of your ears (and the back of them). Once again if you can wear a sunhat that covers and provides protection please do so!
A lot of people forget their lips when it comes to sun protection. You can get a sunburn along with a windburn on your lips. There are a lot of options out there with SPF protection for your lips. As always check the ingredients to see if they are clean and always keep reapplying while out in the sun!
4. Top of the Hands
This is a spot that is so easy to overlook, or you do put sunscreen on and wash it right back off! I need to make a conscious effort not to do this. After applying sunscreen apply to the backs of your hands but make sure you don’t go wash your hands to get the excess off, otherwise, it defeats the purpose! Sun damage also ages our hands. I did a blog post about this a few weeks back that you can check out here. The 3 Most Forgotten Areas of Skin by Women
5. Top & Bottom of the Feet
It is easy to get a sunburn on your feet while at the beach and your feet are in the sand. Has this ever happened to you? It has me! One of two things happen, you either forget to apply sunscreen to your feet or it washes off in the water and you don’t reapply. A lot of times people will sit under an umbrella but leave their feet sticking out in the sun and sand. Protect those feet! Also, don’t forget the bottom of your feet if you are going to flip over and lay on your stomach. The bottom of your feet can burn!
6. Back of the Knees
This is self-explanatory but a spot that is often missed! Have you ever forgotten the back of your knees? I have and it can be miserable!! It is such a sensitive part of your body so don’t forget it!
7. Belly Button
I am well past the years of wearing a 2-piece bathing suit but if you are one of those that still does don’t forget your belly button!
8. Edge of Bathing Suit or Straps
This has happened to me on more than one occasion! While out in the sun your bathing suit moves, and you get a sunburn right under your strap or edge of your suit. I like to apply sunscreen in the house so that you can move around your suit to make sure you get under the edges and straps, so this doesn’t happen.
9. Back of the Neck
The back of your neck and your back, in general, can be difficult to get covered with sunscreen. You might need to ask for help. The back of your neck and shoulders is a spot easily forgotten and a lot of people wear their hair up when going out in the sun so that part of the skin isn’t used to being exposed to the sun.
If you don’t have anyone to help, put sunscreen on your back check out these tools that can help with that problem! Sometimes we just need some help! Lol!
10. Eyes & Eye Lids
Yes you can get skin cancer on your eyelids and eyes. Please protect them from the sun. Wearing sunglasses when going outside in the sun not only protects you from sun damage but also will help prevent wrinkles and fine lines from squinting! You can also apply sunscreen on the skin around your eyes just be cautious not to get it in the eyes.
Warm weather is here, and we are all going to be spending more and more time outside in the sun so please don’t forget these most missed sunscreen spots! Do you have any “spots” that I missed that you would like to share with everyone? If you do, please share them down in the comments!