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Fitness

7 Surprising Sunburn Hot Spots

You know to slather SPF on the usual suspects: arms, legs, and anything your bikini isn't covering. But there are some areas prone to burning that you can't apply SPF to even if you want to! Read on and stay protected from head to toe all year long.
women sitting by the pool The Stinging Truth

We all rely on our best buds to tell us when our nose and shoulders are getting red at the beach or by the pool. But it's those everyday scenarios, like watching a baseball game or hanging out at a BBQ that can give you a red-hot surprise. In addition to burning, sun damage comes in the forms of discolorations, wrinkles, and blistering. According to Mona Gohara, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, one blistering sunburn doubles your lifetime risk of melanoma and five regular burns doubles your chance for cancer in that area. (Melanoma is also the number one cancer among women in their 20s.) Learn how to protect areas you might have missed.

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