Just as your skin is prone to the damaging and ageing effects of harmful UV rays, so too are your lips. In fact, the skin on your lips is thinner than other parts of the face with little natural protection in the form of melanin, leaving it susceptible to dryness, chapping or worse, burning - making sun protection more important than ever.
Softlips lip balms contain SPF 20 sunscreen to help protect your lips from the sun's harmful rays all year round, whether you’re soaking up the spring or summer sunshine or out braving the elements in autumn or winter.
What SPF means
SPF or Sun Protection Factor indicates the level of protection offered against harmful UV rays which can cause visible signs of skin damage. The SPF is a guide as to how much longer you can stay in the sun compared with wearing no sunscreen at all. So the SPF 20 sunscreen contained within Softlips lip balms means your lips are protected from UV rays for up to 20 times longer than they would be without it.
Why protect lips year round
The skin is still vulnerable to the sun's harmful rays during the colder months of the year. UVA and UVB rays not absorbed by the atmosphere can cause short term and more serious long term damage if your skin is unprotected. Softlips lip balm is a daily essential all year round. It glides on easily and leaves none of the unsightly white residue associated with some sunscreens.
Be safe in the sun
Always ensure lips are protected before sun exposure by applying a lip balm with SPF protection and regularly re-applying throughout the day. And remember, while SPF 20 give your lips good protection, no sunscreen can provide total protection against all UV rays, so try to limit your exposure to the direct sun. The sun is at its strongest between 11am and 3pm, so these are ideal times to avoid.