Skip Nav
Beauty Influencer Gift Guide
You'll Actually Want All of These 10 Gifts Picked by Urban Decay Founder Wende Zomnir
Disney
Prepare to Lose All Self-Control When You See These 28 Disney Beauty Gifts
Beauty Tips
Yes, Women of Color Can Get Laser Hair Removal — What You Need to Know

Lip Gloss Tips For Summer

Why You Might Want to Skip Lip Gloss This Summer



YouTube star and beauty guru Michelle Phan always has smart tips for making life easier. This week, Michelle tells us her top lip gloss tips for Summer:

Is there anything worse than dry or burnt lips after a day at the beach? Well, spending too much time in the sun is definitely part of the problem, but your favorite shiny pink lip gloss may also be to blame . . .

Find out how to fix foundation and powder that's too light

Wearing lip gloss in the sun is like putting baby oil on your lips; it does the opposite of protecting and hydrating your lips by attracting the harmful sun rays! (Think about how tanning oils and reflective surfaces work under sunlight). Also, just like the rest of your body, your lips require hydration and moisture both during and after time spent in the sun, and not all shiny glosses contain those elements.

ADVERTISEMENT

Instead, protect your lips at the beach by wearing SPF lip balm. There are a lot of awesome tinted lip balms out there now, too, so you don't even have to sacrifice any of your signature color. If you can't find one you like, click here to learn how to mix in your own color at home.

You can still rock the gloss if you really want to, just make sure it has SPF. Your lips will definitely thank you later . . . and besides, gloss looks best on healthy lips, anyway.

What's your favorite lip balm for the Summer?

More from Michelle Phan:

Image Source: Thinkstock
What Is Cellulite?
Lifesaving Hair Appointment Finds Melanoma
How to Do a Side French Braid
Best Drugstore Bronzers Under $10
From Our Partners
Latest Beauty
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds