Here’s how to safeguard some surprising areas where dermatologists commonly see skin cancers.
Slathering your face and shoulders with sunscreen is a no-brainer for days you spend in the rays. But we often forget to protect hidden spots like our scalp and in between our toes, areas that are still susceptible to skin cancers. To ensure your whole body stays safe this summer, practice these simple tips for applying SPF in harder-to-reach spots.
Sunburn on your scalp can be extremely painful. To protect yourself, use a Q-tip to apply sunscreen along your hairline, down your part, and over any other exposed areas of your scalp without causing greasy strands.
While sunglasses help shield your eyes, you should also apply sunscreen directly on your eyelids. Swipe a nonmenthol lip balm with SPF onto lids, suggests Dr. Zeichner. And not to worry: The wax won’t migrate into the eyes or lead to irritation.