01/5Are you applying sunscreen on these important areas of your body?
Everyone knows applying sunscreen is important whether it is a sunny or cloudy day. While most people are ritualistic about applying this product, many often tend to forget to apply it on important parts of the body that need protection from the sun's harmful UV rays. Forgetting to apply sunscreen in these areas can cause skin damage and sunburns. “I’ve definitely seen a few locations in the development of skin cancer that can be due to being missed by sunscreen application daily, but also areas that tend to have sunscreen rub off easily and not be as effective where people forget to reapply,”Michael Kassardjian, a board-certified dermatologist in Los Angeles, told a news portal. Here are some of the important body parts many people forget to protect with sunscreen.readmore
02/5The top of your hands
Protect your hands, especially the top of your hands, from sun damage by slathering a good amount of sunscreen on them. “The tops of the hands are especially susceptible to long-term UV damage and risk of skin cancer and premature ageing due to driving,” Michael Kassardjian, a board-certified dermatologist in Los Angeles, told a news portal. Adding, “Before heading out, your regular daily sunscreen can be applied to the back of the hands, most importantly to rub it in well throughout for a good base protection. This base application of sunscreen in the morning will help cover all the areas well before you start your day, but the reapplication is where other recommendations come in for easier use."readmore
Invest in a good lip balm that offers sun protection. Do not skip out on this one. “Lips are often an area that are missed when protecting from the sun, and are chronically exposed to UV rays,” Michael Kassardjian, a board-certified dermatologist in Los Angeles, told a news portal. Adding," Unfortunately, we do see quite a bit of skin cancers on the lip, and these skin cancers can become more aggressive [and] require surgical treatment, so prevention is key."readmore
Ensure you apply sunscreen all over your chest. “For my friends and patients who are runners, this is an area that seems to be more frequently overlooked,”Rajani Katta, a board-certified dermatologist, told a news portal. Adding,“While they’ll usually remember to do a great job with sunblock on their face, it can be harder to remember to protect your neck and upper chest. Even though you may be wearing a T-shirt, that still leaves the upper part of your chest exposed." If you spend a lot of time outdoors, you could invest in shirts that have SPF that can offer a lot of protection.readmore
05/5Back of the neck
“People may be good with applying sunscreen to their face, but an area that often can be neglected is the neck,” Michael Kassardjian, a board-certified dermatologist in Los Angeles, told a news portal. Make sure you apply a good amount of it on the sides and back of the neck. Investing in firming creams for those areas may not be a good idea if you don't protect it from the rays, which can cause fine lines and wrinkles. Kassardjian also warns skin cancer can develop in these areas.“I’ve surgically removed many basal cell, squamous cell, and even melanoma skin cancers from the sides and the back of the neck, which could be prevented with the regular use of sunscreen,” Dr Kassardjian told a news portal.readmore