Applying Sunscreen Properly: Tips and Tricks

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We all know that the best way to stay safe in the sun is to use a natural sunscreen. But applying sunscreen properly is key too! These tricky spots are the ones that are missed the most and are therefore hot spots for wrinkles, and even worse, melanoma.


Are you applying sunscreen properly or may you be missing some tricky spots? Check out and print this checklist to make sure you are protecting yourself fully!


Goddess Garden natural sunscreens allow you to get closer to tricky places such as your eyelids and lips. They are Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide based sun protectors which are less likely to cause you to tear up. That is in addition to all the other benefits that come along with a natural, organic, and eco-friendly product.


I’ve put together a little checklist for you so that you can make sure you’ve covered the tricky spots! It might seem like a lot, but once you get into the habit of applying sunscreen properly, it will be a breeze.


Applying Sunscreen Properly from Head to Toe:



Scalp: Your part should be protected as it is exposed and vulnerable! The lack of fat there makes it even more susceptible. Any time you are not wearing a sun hat, be sure to apply sunscreen to the part.


Forehead, bridge of nose, chin: You may be applying to your face in general, but are you putting it here? They stick out more, and therefore are exposed to more sun.


Eyelids and near the eyes: The first wrinkles often appear here, and the skin is very sensitive. Use Goddess Garden, a natural zinc oxide and titanium dioxide based sunscreen, so that you can get closer.


Ears: Someone near and dear to me had to have a cancerous sunspot removed just from the ear, just from driving! The ears also protrude and are extra exposed, plus, they’re easy to forget.


Lips – These are vulnerable too! I just pat a bit of my facial sunscreen on my lips.


Neck and Chest: These tend to age sooner too, so you’ll have the added benefit of looking young for longer if you are careful!


Shoulders: if they are exposed, they are a UV trap!


Back of… everything! It’s easy to forget your back! Don’t forget the back of your neck, legs, or arms either. If you have a hard time reaching spots, try a spray sunscreen. And even if you are dressed, the back of your neck should be protected with sunscreen.


applying sunscreen properly with Goddess Garden natural sunscreens


Feet and Toes: If you are wearing open shoes, don’t forget these! Your flip flops don’t cover much, so make sure to protect your toes with sunscreen.


The easy places: Of course, don’t forget the main areas. These are easier to remember, so they’re not in my checklist, but your arms, legs, body, and face need sunscreen too! If you’re worried about acne, no need to fret! Goddess Garden’s facial sunscreen is very lightweight and will not make you oily. Their formula is sensitive and doesn’t irritate my sensitive face. It has only natural oils, which actually help acne, as they help your skin regulate oil production without clogging pores.


With Goddess Garden Natural Sunscreens, you can know you have the best protection without any compromises. You’ll have a smooth, non-sticky experience that’s healthier for you and healthier for the earth. Their various types allow you to apply it all over without any problems. Play outside, but play safe!





A free printable checklist: 


I’ve created a simple printable  checklist that you can have handy. You may need it the first few times, but after that you’ll get into the habit. Creating habits for safer outdoors time is so important!

To print it: click on the image below. It will open a high resolution, full-sized image in a new tab. Right click to save it to your computer. You can then print it however you’d like. I made it in 4×6 inches so that you can easily have it handy when you’re on the go. Terms of use are pretty loose, as long as you’re using it fairly as a free printable. You can see the full terms here.





Disclaimer: I received compensation for this post as a Goddess Garden Ambassador. Nevertheless, I would never endorse a product I don’t believe it. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I am not a health professional and am simply sharing a combination of  light research and my personal experiences. Please consult a medical professional if you have any health questions.

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  1. So ya…I needed this for this past weekend. I did apply sunscreen, in ample amounts and a pretty good kind and made sure I re-applied every so often, but I’m so pale I still burned really bad. I did a little of my scalp, but deemed it hopeless (should have tried harder…ouch.) I also did the backs of my legs, but missed some spots I guess. I also forgot to re-apply to my nose. Definitely going to use this to cover all the bases next time! Thanks for the tips!

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