Could Lip Gloss Lead To Cancer?

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Lip gloss is a makeup-bag staple, but lip-centric sun protection-not so much. Alarmingly, this disparity could mean the difference between skin cancer and a healthy pout.

According to research by Baylor University dermatologist Dr. Christine Brown, lip gloss and shiny balms draw a higher amount of damaging UV rays into your lips than matte lipstick or bare lips. Even without glistening, this delicate area is already more susceptible to apparent aging and aggressive skin cancer.

It’s easy to step up the safety: when you wear gloss, simply apply a sunscreen made for lips first. MD Skincare Powerful Sun Protection SPF 25 Lip Balm is a great daily option, even if you don’t follow up with color. You can also skip a step by trying one of a growing number of lip-gloss-and-SPF combos, like Clinique Long Last Glosswear SPF 15.

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