People tend to ignore lips, ears and eyelids when applying the cream.
In anticipation of the onset of the hot summer months, American scientists conducted a study in which found out how people use moisturizing face cream with high factor Sun protection (SPF). This study is especially important because each year in the United States are diagnosed more than 9500 cases of skin cancer.
The experiment involved 84 people who were subjected to UV radiation. All participants previously had to put on face sunscreen. The procedure was repeated several times. After that, the scientists using ultraviolet cameras checked out Sun damage that was on the skin of the subject. It turned out that 16 percent of participants did not cover the cream vulnerable areas – ears, lips and eyelids.
Researchers believe that people ignore these areas, because in the instructions for use of sunscreen on them no specific instructions. In addition, many people experience discomfort from the cream on the eyelids or lips. However, scientists strongly recommend to apply the cream on all exposed areas, because otherwise you increase your chances of developing skin cancer.
The scientists also remind you that the opinion that UV rays are dangerous to you only on Sunny days, is a myth. In fact, even in rainy cloudy day blocked only about 20 percent of UV rays, and all the others safely reach your skin.
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