Saving Your Smile from the Sun
It’s common knowledge to apply sunscreen to your skin before spending a day outside or at the beach.
But there’s one body part that’s often overlooked when it comes to UV protection-your smile. Your lips have a thin layer of skin that help contribute to their red col[o]r, and this is particularly vulnerable to the harmful rays of the sun.
Your lips may also be lower in melanin, which is a protective pigment. More so, because our lips protrude slightly from our face, this makes them susceptible to sunburn.
To help protect your lips from sun damage, consider wearing a hat or applying a lip balm that has an SPF 30+ rating. You’ll need to apply it frequently as eating and drinking can cause it to rub off. Applying it to your lips every hour should provide optimal protection when outdoors.