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You have to remember to "freshen" the sunscreen on your nose more frequently as well, because the sunglasses you use to keep from getting cataracts focus rays on your nose, even if your face is shaded by a broadbrimmed hat.
My mother and grandmother both had sun-caused melanomas, and while they were treatable, I don't fool around anymore. I have a lot of moles on my arms and I'm thinking of having as many of them frozen off before we go tropical as I can convince a doctor to do.
Lastly, I wear Sperry sandals with a Topsider-type tread most of the summer. I notice that I develop neat rectangles of deeply tanned skin between the straps on the top of my feet, as well as "Caribbean toes". It makes sense, as those areas are getting direct, high angle sun. So I've taken to slathering sunscreen on here as well, particularly since I still have those "tan lines" six months later.
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