– Your lips are exposed to the sun's harmful rays every time you step outside. Even when it's cloudy outdoors, the sun's rays can still damage your lips. Over time, the destruction accumulates and can lead to prematurely aged lips. Fortunately, drugstore.com carries a variety of lip balms that shield your lips from the sun as they moisturize. Keep some in your handbag, travel bag, and in the glove compartment of your car for quick touch-ups when you're on the go.
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Using sun protection is important to reduce sunburn and skin damage. Many people neglect their lips but this delicate skin needs sun protection just like the skin on the rest of the face. You can find lip balms with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher. An SPF of 15 is generally considered the minimum amount of protection required for outdoor activity. Some people may need or prefer higher protection.
The sun, dry air, cold, and wind can also dehydrate your lips and cause them to feel dry and flaky. We carry moisturizing lip balms that coat your lips with a layer of lubricating moisture, keeping them soft and smooth no matter what the weather is like outside.
For rough, chapped lips, there are medicated lip balms that offer sun protection. Each is formulated with vitamins and skin protectants for soothing moisture-starved lips and for the highest level of defense against the environment. It's like an invisible coat of armor for your lips. If you spend time in the water, consider water-resistant formulations that protect for up to 80 minutes in the water. For those who play sports, we carry lip balms made to protect your lips during extreme weather conditions while shielding against windburn.
Would you like your lip balm to do even more? There are sun protective lip balms with enticing flavors like coconut or berry and ones that have a hint of color to lightly tint your lips or add additional shine as they protect.
Lip Balms for Sensitive Lips
Also available are lip balms for sensitive lips. If your lips are easily irritated, reach for lip protection without added fragrances and colorings. Many of these formulations are tested and labeled as hypoallergenic. Some contain plant-based oils and extracts, vitamins, and antioxidants that can help nourish and protect your lips.