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Sunburn (cont.)

Important Areas to Cover to Avoid Sunburn

It is also important to remember to cover all areas of the body with sunblock or protective clothing. The following spots are commonly missed, which can result in painful sunburn in those areas. Pay special attention to cover:

  • Lips
  • Ears
  • Around the eyes
  • Neck
  • Hands
  • Feet
  • Scalp (if hair is thinning)
  • The bikini or bathing suit line
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/15/2014

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