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The One Thing You Should Never Do When Applying Sunscreen

June 1, 2016 by Justine Schwartz
shefinds | beauty

Most of us have accepted the fact that you have to wear sunscreen (right?), if not everyday then at least when you go on vacation or out in the sun. But even the most careful sunscreen wearers among us are probably making a *crucial* mistake when applying it: not getting it under and around the eye area!

I recently talked summertime beauty tips with E! host Giuliana Rancic, and she made a great point about sunscreen application: “So many of us we put sunscreen on but we forget about certain places like our feet and our toes and our ears. Also, right around the eye area. It’s amazing when I was on vacation last week, and you just kind of throw it on [your face] but you forget about this super sensitive eye area that really needs it the most.

It’s so true! Think about when you are applying sunscreen on your face, you slather it on both hands, and then quickly gesture from your forehead around your temples to the tops of your cheeks and then around your mouth and chin. That’s the natural, quickest way to apply sunscreen to your face. But what you’re missing is basically the eye area that would be covered by sunglasses–the under eye, lids and brow. Don’t forget it next time! The skin around your eye is incredibly sensitive and definitely in need of SPF protection.

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Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at [email protected]

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