Where, Besides My Face Should I Use Sunscreen on a Daily Basis?

Jul 15, 2019 | Skin Care, Sun Damage, Sunscreen

Research has shown the importance of wearing sunscreen on a daily basis. That’s because there are constantly harmful UVA and UVB rays in the atmosphere from the sun, no matter what the weather is like. Even on gray days, you might be exposed to some of these rays that can cause premature aging and skin cancer. In fact, some research has shown that it’s even necessary to wear an SPF on days when we stay inside, as the rays can shine through windows.

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But should you be applying your sunscreen to just your face, or do other areas need to be protected on a daily basis?


It’s a good idea to invest in a lip balm or lipstick that offers your lips some SPF protection. Many women forget to protect their lips and the surrounding area from the sun, which can be dangerous as your mouth is a sensitive area. In fact, this area of the face is particularly prone to skin cancer. If your lips do end up sun damaged, they will end up very sore and might even be quite chapped as well. So, be sure to keep an SPF lip balm handy so that you can keep reapplying it to your lips throughout the day.


In Arizona, we frequently wear sandals and open-toed shoes. Remember to apply sunscreen to your feet. This will be absolutely essential during our very sunny days. All of that sunlight will be shining directly onto your feet, so there’s a good chance that they will burn if you don’t protect them.


We’re sure that most of you will do this – after applying all of your sunscreens, you go to the sink to wash your hands. That’s really not a good idea, though! We know that sunscreen can sometimes feel greasy and oily, which isn’t a nice sensation especially on the hands. However, you will just be washing the SPF off your hands, so they won’t be protected against the sun. If you really don’t like the feel of sunscreen on your hands, then you should try to find a hand cream that has some SPF protection.


Don’t forget to apply your sunscreen to the back of your neck either. The sun can often shine directly onto this area, so it’s at particular risk of sunburn.

As long as you remember to apply your SPF protection to all areas of exposed skin, then you should have nothing to worry about!

Are you seeking more ways to add protection to your skin care routine? Schedule a complimentary consultation with a skincare expert at North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic. Call us at 480-513-2888 or book an appointment online.