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.
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