7 Critical Spots Dermatologists Wish You’d Remember to Apply Sunscreen

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Lips

You might know how to manage dry lips, but are you always careful to protect them from the sun? Your luscious lips are second on Dr. Ip’s most crucial sunscreen spot for because they’re catching the sun’s full rays, 24/7, 365 days a year. “I recommend that patients use lip balms with SPF 30 or above on the lips and that sunscreen be reapplied every two hours during consistent sun exposure,” she says.

Eyelids

Sure, you know how to apply lotion to your face—the nose, the cheeks, and the forehead. When was the last time you covered your eyelids with SPF? Even if you’re planning on wearing sunglasses all day, the skin on the eyes is some of the thinnest and most delicate on the entire body, offering the sun’s rays an easy way in. Thus, it’s crucial to apply sunscreen here just as you would on the rest of the face.

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