Apply Lip Balm or Lipstick with at least a SPF 15 Sunscreen

Don’t forget…your lips need protection from the sun too!

Lips have almost no melanin (the color is derived from tiny blood vessels beneath the skin), .so it’s up to you to protect them.  If you don’t regularly wear lipstick, you should at least be wearing a colorless lip balm with an SPF of 15 or higher.  If lipstick is part of your makeup regimen, try to avoid high gloss lipsticks with little pigmentation. These act like baby oil on your lips, directing damaging UV rays right to the area you’re  trying to protect. An opaque lipstick will provide better protection. Try to find one you like with an SPF rating of 15 or higher. If you’re used to the “wet look” on our lips, apply a colored lipstick first, then top with a gloss for shine.