When it comes to finding the perfect lipstick, shade and texture shouldn't be your only considerations. In fact, you'll want to choose a formula that protects your lips, too! According to dermatologists, that means choosing one with sunscreen.
Surprisingly, most people forget to protect their lips from harsh UV rays - and the results can be devastating.
"Skin cancer in this area can be particularly dangerous, which is why everyone needs lip balm with SPF," Elizabeth Tanzi, founder and director of Capital Laser & Skin Care and associate clinical professor in the department of dermatology at George Washington University Medical Center, told Allure.
One of our favorite expert-approved picks? Kiehl's Butterstick formula, which contains SPF 25 and tons of hydrating antioxidants to keep your lips smooth.
We also love this antioxidant-rich version from fresh, which shields the skin from damaging radicals.
So, go ahead and pick up one of these affordable options to protect your precious pucker! Honestly, your lips will thank you for it later.