Despite all our efforts to protect our face from the sun, a new study suggests that we are not doing it properly and exposing a vulnerable part of the face.
The study shows that people tend to neglect their eyelids when they use certain sunscreens.
When they switched to moisturizers combined with SPF, they covered their eyelids, an area vulnerable to skin cancer.
"It's not enough that we simply ask," do you apply sunscreen or a moisturizer with sunscreen on your face? " School of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Washington.
It's unclear why people avoided the eyes when using SPF moisturizers, but the ingredients in a chemical sunscreen may sting.
Doctors say that mineral sunscreens may be a better choice for sensitive eyes.
"Minerals, those that only contain zinc or titanium, tend not to burn too much," says Dr. Friedman.
Whatever type of sunscreen you use, dermatologists tell you that something is better than nothing and if you really want to protect your eyes, invest in a pair of sunglasses and a hat.