Thoughts on Better Aging

5 Places You Forgot to Put Sunscreen

October 16th, 2015

Remember to protect all your parts from premature aging for younger-looking skin head to toe.

If you want to look and feel young well into your golden years, it is absolutely essential to pay attention to your skin health. One of the biggest dangers to watch out for is sun exposure. Not only can the sun’s rays cause wrinkles, spots, and other signs of aging; they can also cause skin cancer.

While skin cancer is extremely common, fortunately it is also extremely treatable. However, this doesn’t mean you can afford to neglect your sunscreen. After all, some forms of skin cancer surgery can leave light to moderate scarring.

Most of us do a pretty good job protecting our faces from the sun with a SPF moisturizer. But what about the rest of your body? Are you protecting all your skin from premature aging?

Take a moment to consider whether you forgot to apply sunscreen to these top 5 most frequently overlooked body parts.

  • Backs of hands: Having wrinkled, sun-spotted hands can give away your age even if you are careful to take excellent care of your face. While it shouldn’t be too much of a change to your routine to apply sunscreen to your hands when you do your face, the trick is remembering to reapply the sunscreen to your hands every time you wash them.
  • Ears: Depending on your hairstyle, your ears probably get just as much sun exposure as your face. Don’t forget to dab a bit of lotion on your ears when you do your face.
  • Chest: If you want to keep showing off a little—or a lot—of cleavage, you need to keep your skin smooth and supple. Apply sunscreen to your chest now to keep your skin looking young for years to come.
  • Tops of feet: As soon as you break out those summer sandals you need to start wearing sunscreen on the tops of your feet and your toes. And if you live in a sunny climate, you need to use sunscreen any time you go sockless with a loafer or pump.
  • Scalp: Some older women experience issues with hair loss. If you are among them, the last thing you need is for a tomato-red sunburned scalp peeking through and calling more attention to the situation. The best way to protect your scalp from the sun is with a hat, but if this is not practical be sure to apply sunscreen at your part or anywhere hair is thin.

Remember, if you are in menopause your skin will be even more vulnerable to premature aging due to the fact that you no longer have youthful levels of vital hormones involved in collagen production. So you need to be even  more careful to use that sunscreen wisely.

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