Are We Neglecting Our Lips?

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Daily beauty routines are important to maintain good-looking skin and prevent the signs of aging. But are we as careful with our lips as we are with our facial skin? How many times have you applied a moisturizing SPF on your face and walked out the door without any SPF on your lips?

According to a national survey released by Blistex, we’ve all done it plenty. Nearly three quarters (72 percent) of women surveyed apply sunscreen to their face as part of their daily routine. However, only 30 percent put it on their lips. The problem is that the skin on the lips doesn’t have the melanin, or pigment, that the rest of the skin on our body has, making it more vulnerable to sun damage.

Similar results were found for the evening beauty ritual. Just 25 percent of the women surveyed reported applying any kind of lip balm before going to bed, meaning their lips aren’t benefiting from the skin’s receptiveness to moisture when the body is at rest. Would you be willing to add a protective/moisturizing lip balm to your daily routine?

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