Do I Need Sunscreen For My Lips?
There's nothing more aging than damaged, chapped, and wrinkled lips.Sun protection is one of the top ways to keep your skin looking young and healthy. Lips are one of the most important areas to protect from the sun, as they're covered in much thinner, more delicates skin than the skin on your face.Lips receive the same amount of UV rays as the rest of the skin but have less natural protection due to a thinner stratum corneum (top layer of the skin).You might think that lipsticks with SPF are enough, but you'd be wrong. Lipsticks have physical sunscreens. These types of SPF form a protective layer on the surface of the skin, but don't penetrate beneath the top layer of the skin. And, since we're constantly using our mouth to talk, eat and breathe SPF can be gone fairly quickly.That's why it's important to get a chemical sunscreen product that penetrates beneath the topmost layer of the skin to absorb and deflect rays.Chemical sunscreens are safe and more likely to protect the skin in the long run than a physical sunscreen. You should still reapply SPF frequently especially after eating or drinking, and if you're wearing a protective mask. But due to the penetrating protection offered by a chemical SPF, you’re on the safer side using this type of product on your lips.We strongly recommend using a lip sunblock – a good one will provide enough hydration and a safe sun filter. At Blue in Green Wellness Center, we can always recommend the right skin product for you and your loved ones. We only carry professional brands. If we do not have something in stock, we will take your order and have it ready by your next appointment. Be safe! #sunblock #BlueinGreen #medispa #Covid-19beauty #lipsunprotection #SPFforyourlips