By now we all know that sunscreen is a non-negotiable part of your daily routine. The sun is the skin’s no.1 enemy and taking good care of it should be our top priority.  But, we often forget that our lips need just as much attention as the rest of our face. The skin on our mouth is so much thinner than the on the rest of face and this makes it even more vulnerable to UV damage. Our lips contain almost no melanin, so they are less likely to tan than they are to burn. (Fact: skin on the face can be up to 16 cell layers thick while skin on lips is only 3 to 5 layers thick).

Here are 5 of our favourite lip balms with SPF that will not only moisturise your pout, but they’ll also protect it from the rays.

Suncare UV Lip Color Splash SPF 30 by SHISEIDO

Moisturising splash of fresh transparent colour, with UV defence for a beautifully protected finish on your lips. Available in 2 transparent colours inspired from iconic holidays landscapes. Like a fun, active vacation, each one is a refreshing escape from the ordinary. Very water-resistant. Can be used under or over other lipstick.

Uluru Red – A fiery red inspired by the light on the earth of Ayres Rock. (my favourite the last couple of years)

Tahiti Blue – Crystalline turquoise, like the clearest water on earth.

Lip Balm SPF 15 by BOBBI BROWN

Specially formulated with wheat germ, avocado and olive oils, this comfortable, non-greasy lip balm immediately goes to work comforting and protecting lips. Bobbi Brown Lip Balm SPF 15 comes in a sleek and portable polished silver tin. Paraben-free; phthalate-free; sulphate-free; sulphite-free.

Lip Care with Cocoa Butter SPF20 by APIVITA

Highly moisturizing Lip Care with SPF, ideal for after-sun use, as well as during summer and winter sports. SPF 20 protects from UV solar radiation. Cocoa butter moisturizes in depth and maintains the elasticity of the lips as it is quickly absorbed, without leaving traces of oiliness on the lips.

Mandarin Lip Butter Stick SPF15 by KORRES

Lip butter that instantly hydrates and softens the lips. Shea butter and Sunflower wax deeply nourish and offer long-lasting care, while Mandarin oil conditions dry lips. Ideal for chapped lips. Moisturising/nourishing/SPF 15

Butterstick Lip Treatment SPF 30 by KHIEL’S

Kiehl’s Butterstick Lip Treatment is a supremely hydrating and smoothing balm with a nourishing blend of oils and butters. Our formula, made with Coconut Oil, instantly melts onto lips, providing a cushion of soothing moisture. With antioxidants, including Lemon Butter, combined with broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen, our lip treatment provides year-round protection for lips.

‘Till next week I leave you with this…

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine”.

Anthony J. D’Angelo