7. Your eyelids
Carroll says that dermatologists don’t commonly see skin cancers on the eyelids, but it’s still a good idea to protect this area with sunscreen in addition to wearing sunglasses and hats. “The problem with the eyelids is that chemical sunscreens can be irritating to the eyes. Around the eye area, I use stick-type sunscreens. Their waxy component doesn’t slide into the eyes if you sweat,” Dr. Carroll says. She suggests choosing sunglasses with broad arms to provide additional protection for the sides of your eyes.