Can you guess where you're probably forgetting to put sunscreen?
Answer: your eye area
Researchers from the University of Liverpool released findings from a study about how we apply SPF. They focused on the places we miss when we do apply. How did they do this? They asked a group of 57 women and men to apply sunscreen to their faces. Using a special camera, they captured the places the participants missed.
The findings were fascinating.
About 13% of the participants missed the eyelids and about 77% missed the area between the corner of the eye and the bridge of the nose.
Many sunscreen users probably think their sunglasses will protect their eyes – but they don't think of the damage if the sunglasses get taken off. Your eyelids are then exposed to the sun. Many users are also not use to applying sunscreen to this area in case it gets in their eyes. Ouch!
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, melanoma on the eyelid account for 5 to 10% of all skin cancers.
Don't forget your eyelid area the next time you apply (AND REAPPLY) your face sunscreen! Your skin will thank you.