Fans of lip balm can’t get enough of it and slather it on religiously, but in the summer it’s easy to forget that having an SPF in your lip balm is a great way to both nourish and protect your lips. Shiny, glossy lip balms (especially those without an SPF) can actually be risky for your lips.
Dr. Emmy Graber shared some helpful advice with health24.com about wearing lip gloss only in the evening. “Anything super shiny can act like a magnifier and enhance the penetration of sunlight – I’ve seen lots of patients wear lip gloss outside and get so sunburned their lips were puffy,” says Dr Graber, adding that lower-lip skin cancers are common and, in her experience, often likely to spread. During the day, the pros prefer lip balm with SPF.
Take a look at some of our favourite summer 2018 lip balms below.
Elta MD UV Lip Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 31, $10.00
Moroccan Oil Lip Balm SPF 20, $17.00