Whether it’s a tinted moisturizer, face lotion, or lip balm, ensuring your skin is protected from the sun’s harsh rays is vital year-round, not just during lazy summer days spent on the beach. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, even on cloudy days, up to 80% of the sun’s UV rays can damage your skin1. Moreover, UV rays reflect off of water, snow and sand, making it easier to burn, so it’s important to protect your skin, including your lips, from sun damage throughout all seasons with products containing SPF like Carmex Daily Care™ Moisturizing Lip Balms.
Carmex Daily Care™ Moisturizing Lip Balms provide SPF 15 sun protection. Additionally, these lip balms are waterproof up to 80 minutes and are travel-friendly, making them an ideal companion for outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing and swimming. This lip balm is formulated withpetrolatum to aid moisturization and create a long-lasting water resistant barrier, beeswax for long-lasting wear and cocoa seed butter for moisturization to help your lips stay soft and supple.
Since the lips are so vulnerable, it’s important to take the proper precautions to protect them. NYC Dermatologist, Neil Sadick, M.D.** believes that, “Just like the rest of your body, your lips need protection from the sun in order to maintain their overall health and appearance. Remembering to use a lip balm that contains SPF year-round will help lips stay younger looking and also help prevent against sunburn.” To guarantee your lips stay healthy and protected 365 days out of the year, here are 3 tips to keep in mind, courtesy of Carmex® and Dr. Sadick:
- “The skin on the lips does not produce melanin, which means it has no natural protection from the sun and since UV rays are equally damaging in the winter as they are in the summer, it is important to lubricate lips with a moisturizing lip balm that has a SPF in it, likeCarmex Daily Care™ Moisturizing Lip Balmsevery day,” says Dr. Sadick. “Ingredients such asbeeswax, shea butter, Vitamin E andalmond, jojoba or coconut oils will help moisturize the delicate skin on your lips.”
- “Maintain a good water intake everyday to ensure hydration from the inside out.” advises Dr. Sadick, “In both the winter and the summer there is increased transepidermal water loss, and since the lips are constantly exposed to the elements, they are more susceptible to dryness through this process. Drinking lots of fluids helps replenish the extra water lost through the epidermis.”
- “The skin on the lips is unique; it has no sebaceous glands, which means that it cannot make its own oils to keep it moisturized. Refrain from licking your lips, as the enzymes in the saliva dry them out even more. If you feel the need to lick your lips, then you should apply a lip balm likeCarmex®,” states Dr. Sadick. “If your lips are severely cracked, try exfoliating once a month with a fruit-acid-based alpha or beta hydroxy acid product. This will allow the removal of dead cells, allow better penetration of the lip balm ingredients, like SPF and stimulate cell remodeling.”
The seasons may change, but your lip care routine should remain consistent. So, before you head out on the slopes or take to the water for activities, swipe on Carmex Daily Care™ Moisturizing Lip Balms for moisturization and sun protection. Carmex Daily Care™ Moisturizing Lip Balms may be found at retailers nationwide for $1.59 and is available in Orange Dream, Tropical Colada, Winter Mint and Honeydew Melon flavors. For more information, please visit: www.mycarmex.com.