Protect Your Lips From Sun Damage With These SPF Lip Balms
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Dermatologists are constantly reminding us to protect ourselves from the sun. One of their most important campaigns is to use lip balms with SPF to protect your lips from possible sun damage.

SPF Lip Balms Against Sun Damage

Using lip balms with SPF is crucial for protecting your lips from sun damage.

Lips are often overlooked when it comes to sun protection, but they are actually more susceptible to damage because they have less melanin pigment to protect them. This makes them more sensitive to UV rays and at a higher risk for skin cancers and sunburns.

Using a lip balm with SPF can help prevent chapped lips and protect against sunburns, skin aging, and skin cancer.

It is recommended to apply lip balm with SPF anytime you apply sunscreen to your face, as it provides an additional layer of protection. Here are some of the recommended SPF lip balms.

Paula's Choice Lipscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50

If you prefer a fragrance-free and flavor-free lip balm, Paula's Choice Lipscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 will do the trick. In addition, this $13 product moisturizes and soothes dry lips while providing broad-spectrum sun protection. Its non-greasy formula ensures no unpleasant taste, making it suitable for normal, dry, combination, and oily skin types.

Lipscreen SPF 50 decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging, offering velvety-soft, long-lasting protection. Experts recommend applying the product daily to keep your lips hydrated and protected from sun damage.

EltaMD UV Lip Balm Broad-Spectrum SPF 36

EltaMD UV Lip Balm Broad-Spectrum SPF 36, priced at $17, is a creamy, long-lasting sunscreen that moisturizes and protects dry, chapped, and sun-exposed lips. Formulated with 5% hydromanil, it offers immediate and long-term moisturization.

This lip balm provides powerful UVA/UVB sun protection, making it suitable for all skin types. Water-resistant for up to 80 minutes, it is also paraben, fragrance, non-comedogenic, and sensitivity-free. This product must be applied liberally before sun exposure and reapplied throughout the day as needed.

Coola Classic Liplux Organic Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 30

Coola Classic Liplux Organic Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 30 is a hydrating lip balm with broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Because this lip balm is enriched with organic cupuaçu butter, raspberry, and jojoba seed oils, it nourishes and conditions lips while providing water-resistant sun protection at only $12.

This balm is dermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic, free of octinoxate and oxybenzone, and has over 70% certified organic ingredients. This product can be applied directly on the lips for a subtle glow or over lip color for added shine and protection.

Supergoop Play Lip Balm SPF 30

Supergoop Play's $12 Lip Balm SPF 30 is a liquid lip balm that nourishes, soothes, and moisturizes with shea butter, providing daily sun protection. Available in Acai and Mint flavors, it protects against UVA, UVB, and infrared radiation. The balm feels lightweight and moisturizing, locking in hydration for smooth lips. Use it daily and reapply every two hours for sun-sensitive lip protection.

Nivea Smoothness Lip Care SPF 15

For $15, Nivea offers Smoothness Lip Care, which moisturizes lips and helps protect them from UVA/UVB rays with broad-spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen. Enriched with shea butter, jojoba oil, and avocado oil, it provides all-day nourishing moisture for all skin types. The mineral oil-free formula leaves lips feeling soft and smooth. Nivea recommends applying lip balm liberally before sun exposure and reapplying every two hours for optimal protection.

Burt's Bees SPF 15 All-Weather Lip Balm

As its name implies, the SPF 15 All-Weather Lip Balm by Burt's Bees offers sun protection and moisturization for all seasons. Infused with zinc oxide, it provides broad-spectrum SPF 15 protection without the typical whitening appearance of natural sunscreens. This $8 lip balm leaves lips moisturized, soft, and protected from the elements.

Made with 100% natural origin ingredients, it is water-resistant for up to 40 minutes and free from parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, and SLS. This lip balm should also be applied liberally onto the whole area of your lips before sun exposure and reapply as needed throughout the day.