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Don’t Skip Your Lips: Why You Need to Wear SPF Lip Balm


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By now, you’ve probably had it drilled into you by everyone from friends and family to doctors and coworkers that venturing outdoors without a good sunscreen is no bueno. But when it comes to actually applying sunscreen, are you rubbing it everywhere you should be? You likely never miss places like your face, legs, and arms, but what about your lips

Why You Need SPF Lip Balm

If you’ve ever wondered to yourself, “Do I need SPF lip balm?” the answer is a resounding yes! But why? We turned to leading NYC-based dermatologist Whitney Bowe, MD, for more on the importance of protecting your lips from the harmful effects of the sun. 

“Our lips, like our skin, can become sunburned,” explains Dr. Bowe. “Our lips have a thinner layer of cells than the rest of our skin and they also have less melanin, which protects our skin from sun damage. You can even develop skin cancer on your lips, which can be very aggressive in nature and prone to spreading. So it is very important to remember to protect your lips from sun damage.” 

While lip cancer may be one of the most common forms of skin cancer in the United States today, skin cancer as a whole is also the most preventable cancer thanks to readily available sunscreens, sunblocks, and lip balms chock full of SPF. So what are the best lip balms with SPF? 

Best SPF Lip Balm

Best SPF Lip Balms

Looking to add a lip SPF to your sunscreen collection? From drugstore favorites to luxury tinted balms, there’s a lip product for everyone on this list. Keep scrolling to shop Woman’s World’s picks for the best lip balms with SPF that’ll keep your lips protected from the sun all year long. 

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