Just like any portion of your body and face, the lips are prone to aging and damage from dangerous uva and uvb rays. To protect the youthfulness and volume of your lips it is recommended to apply a daily SPF to them. Applying an SPF lotion directly to the lips may be overwhelming and foul tasting. It is best to source lip balm products that are formulated with an SPF already.
Sun damaged lips can become cracked, dry and painful. Long term affects could include premature wrinkling. Although there are a few lip balm manufacturers that use an SPF in their formula, many of them are chockfull of chemicals and preservatives. The petroleum in many products could degenerate collagen cells in the lips and could cause the lips to burn even more.
The Evolution of Smooth offers a wide range of all natural lip balms that improve the quality of the skin over repeated use. They currently offer 2 flavors of Active Protection Lip Balm, Lemon Twist and Fresh Grapefruit. Both of these SPF infused lip balms protect, soften and hydrate the lips. Also see, http://www.target.com/p/eos-organic-lip-balm-sphere-strawberry-sorbet/-/A-13731791.
The EOS Lip Balm Active Protection offer 80 minutes of water resistant protection. The Skin Protection Factor is at 15, thus providing a broad range of active protection from the harmful rays. As with all of their lip balms, these ones are made with all natural oils and are infused with important skin nourishing vitamins such as E and A. They go on clear and are free of gluten and preservatives.
As we make an effort to protect the beauty of our skin, we should not forget our lips. Be mindful of the brands you use and make sure the lip balm’s SPF is at least 15. It should also be resistant to sweat and water. EOS products are available on major retail stores such as Target, Walmart, Ulta, Amazon and even Racked.