As we slowly creep towards the warm and sunny months, it’s a great time to start stocking up on sunscreen so you aren’t caught in a bind on a blazing hot day when all you want to do is hit the park without hindrance. Having your sunscreen ready to go makes it much easier to toss in your bag and keep your skin nice and safe from the sun’s harmful rays.
But even once you’ve got your sunscreen packed away and you’ve slapped it on all the usual zones, you can still miss some key body parts that are especially vulnerable to the sun.
We’re used to just putting sunscreen on our face, shoulders, and arms. That only covers the tip of the iceberg, though. Skin cancer is pervasive and sneaky. If you consistently forget even one spot on your body, you’re at risk. Yes, this may be slightly alarmist, but we’d rather get you to be meticulous about your sunscreen application than risk getting sick. You want to make sure that every nook and cranny is covered in sunscreen so as to not risk letting the sun’s pernicious rays touch your beautiful skin!
1The tops of your feet
Don’t stop at your ankles when spreading sunscreen down your legs. Your feet are constantly exposed during sandal-loving summers, so make sure you remember to give them some SPF love.
2The back of your hands
The soft skin on the back of your hands is especially vulnerable to the sun’s rays. They need to get some sunscreen love.
3In between your fingers
The delicate webbing between your fingers is usually hidden, but why risk exposure if you’re already spreading that sunscreen all around?
4The back of your neck
Lift up that hair and get it all up in there, including along the hairline!