You already know why protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is so important—or else you wouldn’t be reading this article. Just to remind you, according to research from New York University’s Langone Medical Center, one in 5 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer during one lifetime—and 90-percent of all skin cancers are UV-related basal and squamous cell carcinoma as well as melanomas.
Here are 10 sun protection tips to shield every inch of your body safe from harmful effects of the sun—from head to toe…
Let’s start at the top and work our way down. The scalp (or top of the head) is prone to skin cancer because it has little fat than fleshier areas on the body. This is why wearing a hat for protection is so important. If you don’t want to get sunscreen in your locks, use spray on brands or dip a cotton swab in SPF lotion and dab it through your hair part. Or better yet, put on a wide brim hat, not only will this protect your scalp, but also your ears, face, and neck.