What do you often bring with you when you go swimming, beach or just going out? Hat, SunGlasses, Sunscreen… to protect your skin from the sun. On the natural side, your skin contains oil that protects it from drying out and from extreme temperatures, but your LIPS don’t, which explains why they bleed so easily.
Because your lips are naturally, you would like to protect them from the suns harmful ultra violet (UV) rays. Products with SPF (sun protection factor) will help protect your lip against UV rays, keeping your lip always smiling.
How to protect your lips from SUN?
Protecting your lips from the sun is really easy. Best way to provide protection against sunlight for your lips to apply a lipstick or a tinted lip balm that contains sunscreen. Lip balm not only protects your lips from burning, the moisture will help to avoid chap and dryness. The SPF number tells you how much longer you can stay outside without burning while wearing the sunscreen product as opposed to not wearing any sun protection product, example: An SPF 15 means that this will take your lips 15 times than they would without the sunscreen
Wear lip balm with a minimum SPF 30 for you (higher is better), and SPF 15 for your baby. But most famous lip balm usually only have an SPF with 15-20, it is still not protect your lips from.
- – Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going in the sun and re-apply every 2 -3 hours when swimming or sweating ( Water proof or Sweat proof).
- – No sunscreen can protect your skin from all of the UV rays, but a higher SPF number indicates protection from more rays.
- – Do not go in direct sun light without any sun protection factors. Apply lip moisturizer’s which contain sun protecting factor in them.
- – “It’s winter! I don’t need to protect my lips from the sun!” Snow can reflect about 80 % of sun rays and can result in skin damage and UVA rays are at constant levels all year.
Did you know?
A recent study at the University of Texas revealed that over 94% of study participants were very aware that UV exposure causes skin cancer, but only 6% were aware of the risk factors for lip cancer.
Alarmingly, just 28% of participants were wearing a form of lip protection such as specialized lip sunscreen, regular sunscreen, or lipstick.
So next summer, smarten up your glossy look!