As we all adapt our skincare routine to the dryer and colder days of winter or for trips to cold destinations, it’s crucial not to overlook the well-being of our lips. They deserve the same care and attention we give to the rest of our skin… which means they need SPF protection as well. Let’s take a look at exactly why SPF is so essential for your lips.
The sun doesn’t take a holiday!
The sun’s harmful UV rays can cause damage to your skin (and lips!) all year long, even on cloudy days. Your lips can be particularly vulnerable to damage as the skin on our lips is thinner, has less oil glands (helping to keep them moisturised) and has less melanin, which works to naturally protect against UV rays.
Prolonged and repeated exposure to the sun’s UV rays can increase the risk of developing skin cancer on the lips. If you spend long amounts of time in the sun, your lips are especially susceptible to developing actinic cheilitis, a precancerous condition otherwise known as “sailor’s lip.” If left untreated, it can progress to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), a common type of skin cancer. Applying an SPF 50+ Lip Balm helps provide a barrier against these harmful rays and reduces your risk of developing skin cancer.
Winter Rescue – Remedy!
Winter brings with it harsh conditions—cold temperatures, low humidity, and dry air. These elements can wreak havoc on your lips, leaving them dry, cracked, and chapped. But here’s where our SPF-packed lip balms come to the rescue! Not only do they provide sun protection but they also deliver deep hydration and nourishment to your lips. So pucker up and choose your favorite flavor!