I am so diligent about sunscreen. I apply it on my face, neck, chest and hands every time I venture outside. Granted, I live in Phoenix, so the sun is always shining and that is a good reminder that I need to slather up.
Well, for someone that is all about sunscreen and is always trying to remind my readers that they should be using it everyday, there is one place that I never even considered rubbing sunscreen, and as it turns out, it is one of the more common places for skin cancer.
Where is this place on your body you may ask?
How did I not think about this? I wear flip flops 80% of the year. The top of my feet are right smack in the shot of the sun. If you wear flip flops or sandals, they are going to see a lot of sun!
Not only should we not forget our feet because of cancer, but who wants wrinkly old ass feet in 10 years?
Skin cancer on the feet can happen on the tops of the feet, between the toes, under the nails, and on the soles.
The best way to check for any abnormalities here is some tips:
- Go down across the foot and toes when applying sunscreen. (Don’t forget in between the toes.)
- Check feet and toes regularly for symptoms such as an abnormal mole or freckle.
- Look under the toes and on the soles of the feet.
If any moles or freckles that change in size or shape, be sure to have them examined.
Don’t forget to reapply often because it can wear away in just a couple of hours and come off easily in water.
So be sure to include your feet and toes in your daily sunscreen regimen.
***Tip: Be sure to moisturize your skin as dry skin will burn more easily.