2 Important Spots Where You Aren’t Applying Sunscreen (but Really Should)
Gone are the days when you would coat your skin in baby oil and lie out on the beach until you crisped up to a nice golden brown (or an angry red). You've since upgraded your SPF from a measly five to a respectable 30 and you wear it on most days. But even responsible sunscreen wearers like yourself are likely to skip a few spots. And according to dermatologists, these forgotten areas are where melanoma is commonly found.
OK, so where am I forgetting to apply SPF? Your brows and your hairline.
Most of us slather the stuff onto our faces without much thought. Hell, we're usually half-asleep when we're doing so. However, in order to truly be protected, you should dab a little extra sunscreen along your hairline and over the tops of your brows. Oddly specific, yes, but it makes sense when you think about it. These areas are positioned high up on your face and are therefore exposed to a lot of direct sunlight.
So, the next time you put on sunscreen, don't forget these two spots. Thank God the newer formulas aren't goopy like the ones we grew up (not) using.