Sunscreen should be worn everyday, regardless of the season, temperature, or how sunny it is. It’s recommended to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30, and you should apply it on all your exposed areas, including your neck, chest, ears, and the most forgotten part — your lips.
We often forget to put sunscreen on our lips, but it’s important to apply it there, since our lip skin is very thin and needs protection from the sun. Sun exposure causes our lips to lose collagen, making them thinner, which is why SPF on the lips is a must.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, the sun’s UV rays are the main cause of lip cancer, so we must use sunscreen to keep them hydrated and protected. Sun Bum Lip Balm and the MDSolarSciences Hydrating Sheer Lip Balm SPF 30 are some of the best balms for safe and plump lips.