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7 Sunscreen Spots You Do NOT Want To Miss

sunburn by kirinqueenRemember the good ol’ days, when summer sun used to be something to worship and frolic in without a second thought? When sunburns were a rite of childhood passage, and post-beach Noxema slatherings were par for the course? Our generation grew up thinking about the sun the way our parents grew up thinking about cigarettes. Now, thanks to that dumb hole in the Ozone and all that annoying information about cancer, we must be ever-vigilant about protecting our children from the potential harm of the sun’s deadly rays.

After all, just ONE BAD SUNBURN more than doubles your child’s future skin cancer risk. Got that? ONE SLIP UP and your kid has twice the chance of getting melanoma as an adult. So while you’re longing for the sun-ignorant days of yore, make sure your children are covered by double checking these seven spots that parents often forget to protect. A little extra time and attention can prevent pain, risk and a whole lot of parental guilt.

 


  • ARMPITS 1 of 7
    ARMPITS
    This is a common sunburn spot for girls and women. photo: mauren veras/flickr
  • EARS 2 of 7
    EARS
    The tops are particularly vulnerable. photo: pink sherbet photography/flickr
  • TOPS OF FEET 3 of 7
    TOPS OF FEET
    Toes, too! photo: myangelg/flickr
  • BACKS OF HANDS 4 of 7
    BACKS OF HANDS
    If you're worried about young kids eating sunscreen, use one made for protecting lips. photo: woodlywonderworks/flickr
  • SCALP 5 of 7
    SCALP
    Hats are the best way to protect this area, but spray sunscreen can work too. photo: avolore/flickr
  • BACKS OF KNEES AND LEGS 6 of 7
    BACKS OF KNEES AND LEGS
    Often forgotten, often exposed during long sand-castle building sessions. photo: ernst vikne/flickr
  • ETC. 7 of 7
    ETC.
    You never know what's going to end up exposed...make sure you protect whatever turns up! photo: ranger82/flickr

It’s never too early for protection: Babble’s Newborn Skincare Guide!

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