Your Top 5 Sunscreen Questions, Answered By a Dermatologist

How much do you need to put on? What if you have a sunscreen allergy? Dermatologist Doris Day M.D. has the answers to all your sunscreen questions (6 Photos)

Doris Day on May 24, 2013 at 10:28AM

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Your Top 5 Sunscreen Questions, Answered By a Dermatologist

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Does Everything Have to Be Covered?

Absolutely. When putting on sunscreen the most commom areas that people miss are the ears, lips, tops of the feet and the part-line of the scalp. The next most commonly missed area is the skin around the bathing suit straps (or clothing straps) leaving the skin at the front of the arms near the armpit folds exposed. Like the rest of your body, these areas can burn without sun protection, causing skin damage and increasing your risk of skin cancer.

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