Why are Lip Products With SPF Important?
The No. 1 area of the body people tend to ignore when using sunscreen is, surprisingly, the lips.
Our lips have a thinner layer of cells compared to the rest of our skin and they contain less melanin, the pigment that helps protect our skin from the sun. Skipping the sun protection in your lip products puts you at an increased risk of getting skin cancer or another skin condition.
A lip product with SPF will not only help fend off the sun’s harmful UV rays, they will also help keep your lips moisturized all year long. If you like to add luster to your lips with lip gloss or lipstick, some dermatologists say lip gloss without SPF might increase the possibility of developing skin cancer by acting as a magnifying glass for the sun’s rays. You should consider using SPF lip products or laying a lip product with SPF underneath glosses and lipsticks.
Sun damage builds up over time. It’s never too late to start protecting your lips from damaging sun rays.