These days, there is enough awareness about the dangers of skin cancer and complexion damage that most people think to grab sunscreen before they head outdoors for extended periods. Even so, not every area of the body gets the level of care it needs. The next time you plan a hike or gardening day, consider these three places where your local Denver dermatology clinic recommends special attention:
Scalp: It is easy to forget that, even with hair, your scalp receives more exposure to the sun than other areas. Even if you remember, sticking thick cream or spray in your hair is not the most appealing prospect. Look for powders and other options that make scalp application easy, or grab a hat before you head outside.
Ears: Common areas for skin cancer to develop, your outer earlobes need protection as much as your face and neck. A little sunscreen is excellent for daily use, but wide-brimmed hats offer better results for extended outdoor stays.
Lips: One-application creams make it easy to miss your lips, but the sun shines on them, too. Luckily, there are plenty of lip balms that include SPF. Make sure to reapply after eating or drinking!
These three areas are frequently forgotten, so contact Colorado Skin Care today to schedule an appointment with an experienced dermatologist.