We all want lovely, shiny lips, but those beautiful balms and glosses might just be putting your pouty mouth at risk for skin cancer.
Not only do shiny lip glosses and lip balms offer no sun protection, new research shows that they may actually attract dangerous sun rays, making it easier for damaging UV rays to penetrate the lips. Since lips are more sensitive to aging and sun damage than skin, it is important to protect them, yet only about 25 percent of Americans do.
If you plan to be in the sun for over 20 minutes, your best bet it to apply sun protection of SPF 30 to your lips then add on the gloss. Keep your kisser safe!