07/18/2016 03:05 EDT | Updated 07/18/2016 03:59 EDT

12 Sunscreen Mistakes You're Probably Making

It’s the time of the year for trips to the beach, drinks on the patio, and the inevitable sun beaming down on you from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. And that means it’s also time for sunscreen to become your best friend so you can block those harmful UV rays.

Along with painful sunburned skin, UV rays can harm your body in many different ways. Research shows that long-term effects of UV ray exposure can cause premature aging and changes to the skin cells that may eventually lead to skin cancer.

Taking a few minutes out of your daily routine to apply sunscreen may save you from trouble in the long run. Common mistakes like forgetting your ears, neck, and toes can leave your skin vulnerable, so be sure to properly apply your sunscreen and shield yourself from those nasty UV rays.

In the video above, shares 12 sunscreen mistakes you’re probably making. Check it out and be sure to get more friendly with sunscreen this summer.

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