Here we are, right in the middle of holiday season, enjoying the warm weather and chilled drinks on the patio. And although we really do appreciate the fact that our British summer has decided to finally arrive, we must confess that we weren’t quite prepared for the level of heat.
This got us thinking even more about SPF sunscreen, an absolute must as we all know. It is more important than ever to ensure we protect our skin from harmful UV rays which can cause skin damage and accelerate the ageing process however there are some spots we often forget about.
Research suggests that a high proportion of beachgoers and sun worshippers (70%)[i] who lather sunscreen on to their skin admit that they often forget about one essential spot – their lips.
So why is so important to protect your lips from the sun? First off, lips are seldom covered as they are located on the face. The outer layer of the lip is very thin and this is why they are not effectively isolated from the sun’s rays. Moreover, lips contain no melanin, the natural pigment in skin that helps screen out the damaging ray, which automatically puts them at a higher risk of sunburn. Although you may not be able to see any immediate changes around your mouth after leaving your local beach, it does not mean that the underlying layers have not been harmed. The sun’s rays are also a factor in accelerating the ageing process as they impact the production of collagen which can result in the formation of wrinkles and fine lines – a sign of early ageing and sun damage.
The question is, how to take care of your lips during the summer season? First off, it is important to practise a good health routine by keeping them smooth and hydrated. Fuel PR strongly recommends using lipsticks and balms with high SPF such as Bare Republic Dewberry Lipbalm SPF 30, a mineral-based, ultra-hydrating balm which has just arrived from sunny California!
All Bare Republic products are free of chemical actives, synthetic fragrances, and parabens. They are also cruelty-free and 100% vegan-friendly, making the product unique to most others on the market.
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Bare Republic Lipbalm is available exclusively at Whole Foods Market. For more information please visit http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list/uk.