Sunscreen users miss 10% of the face when applying product

University of Liverpool research reveals that eyelids often go unprotected from UV rays, presenting opportunities for NPD

The majority of sunscreen users miss 10% of the face when applying sunscreen, increasing the risk of skin cancer, researchers from the University of Liverpool have found.

The lack of awareness and concern of irritation highlighted within the findings suggest the need for further guidelines and increase in demand for eye sensitive formulas.

“The most commonly missed areas were around the eyelids, particularly around the medial canthal region, which was missed by 77% of participants,” explained Austin McCormick, Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon, from Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool.

The study revealed that almost half of all participants were . . .

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