03 April 2011

Sunny Smiles and Skin Cancer

I recently read an article about skin cancer and the lips, which led me to think about how many of us are putting ourselves at risk unnecessarily. We invest in expensive creams to protect our faces and obsess about the damage UV rays might do to our skin, but totally forget about some of this thinnest and most delicate skin on our faces. Ladies, using glosses in particular could be damaging. Think about it this way, glosses give us that gorgeous shiny pout, but without the additional use of some SPF there could be a high price to pay. What happens if you apply oil to the skin? It fries in the sun. Well, the lips are no exception,  I already have a couple of freckles on mine. So now I religiously apply either an SPF balm underneath or use a gloss with SPF already in it. There seem to be more and more options available, some of which are:

Neutrogena lip balm SPF 20
Carmex Cherry lip balm with SPF 15

Jemma Kidd Hi-Shine Hydrating Glosstick SPF 15

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