Why Protect Your Lips from the Sun?
It's summer, and you've decided not to burn your skin in the sun and turn into red lobsters. This time, no more risks and sunburns! A natural tan implies moderate sun exposure and applying cream every two hours. To protect your skin with suitable sunscreen for your skin type, wear sunglasses to protect your sensitive eyes and put on a hat to shield your face. But there's an area of your beautiful face that you often overlook and regularly forget to protect: your lips! Delicate and sensitive to external aggressions, they need proper sun protection.
On vacation at the beach or in the mountains, think about lip sunscreen!
Are you going on vacation to the beach or mountains this year, and have you already brought sunscreen for your body and face, a hat, sunglasses, and thermal water in your suitcase? Once again, did you forget to bring sun balm? It's no wonder this small area of the face is often forgotten and neglected throughout the year. However, just like the rest of your body, your lips require optimal protection against the UVA and UVB rays of the sun. To prevent sunburn in this ultra-sensitive and fragile area, we recommend using a lip sunscreen regularly.
To ensure effective protection and intense hydration, lip balms should be composed of various ingredients, such as:
• Synthetic or vegetable waxes. These waxes will give a solid texture.
• Mineral or vegetable oils (jojoba, argan, calendula, etc.). These oils enriched with fatty acids and vitamins help maintain the hydrolipidic film.
• Nutrient agents like glycerin for preserved and nourished lips.
• Agents that isolate and preserve (for example, glycerin) the lips from dehydration.
• UV filters, such as chemical filters (Mexoryl) and minerals (zinc oxide). These sunsticks contain an anti-UVA and UVB SPF that acts as a barrier to ultraviolet rays.
• Antioxidants and vitamins like vitamin E, known to combat external aggressions, such as free radicals and oxidative stress, causing cellular aging.
The goal of lip balm: this lip sun protection should primarily protect your lips from the harmful effects of the sun (sunburn, skin cancer) and prevent photoaging. It should also preserve the skin's hydrolipidic filter and nourish it daily.
Lips and Sunburns: What to Do in Case of Burn?
Forgot to apply a sunscreen lip balm and got sunburned?
To effectively relieve it and alleviate inflammation, here are some tips:
- You can soothe the area by applying cold compresses. You can also wrap ice cubes in a towel and then place them on your lips.
- Burned and inflamed lips tend to pull and dry quickly. That's why it's important to hydrate them well with a nourishing lip balm.
- Also, remember to hydrate well by drinking plenty of water to compensate for fluid and water imbalance. Hydration is essential both indoors and outdoors.
- If your lips hurt, and the pain seems to persist, consult a doctor promptly.
To effectively protect your fragile lips from the harmful rays of the sun, remember to apply a suitable sunscreen generously and regularly.