Why You Need SPF in Your Lip Balm This Summer

The most vital component in your beauty routine is your SPF. We're used to slathering on sunscreen when it's hot outside or when we're going to the beach, but we should be wearing SPF all year, on a daily basis.

But, let's face it, while most of us are aware that we should use an SPF product, we don't always know why.

Come rain or shine, everyone should use sun cream on their skin as part of their daily routine. But what about the lips? As well as your face, your lips need an with SPF. Jane Iredale lip drink provides you with the protection and luxury your lips deserve, available online or in our store!

Why do you need to wear SPF?

Many of us only use SPF when on holiday at the beach or by the pool. And many just wear it because we know we have to. But what does SPF actually do?

The best SPF to look out for is a broad spectrum one as these are designed to fight against both UVB and UVA rays.

Sunburn and skin cancer are caused by UVB rays, whereas premature ageing is caused by UVA rays. Wearing a broad spectrum SPF is so important because it reduces your risk of getting all of these. 

If you don’t prioritise SPF in your skincare routine then all your hard work will be undone as soon as you step outside. Even on cloudy days, the UV rays still break through and can damage your skin. Using an SPF has proven to reduce the early signs of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and even skin cancer. So it is not a question of adding this at your convenience, it is a statement to go get one now!

Why Do You Need SPF For Your Lips?

Using SPF on your lips is important for your overall lip health. The skin on your lips is thin and delicate, so protecting it from damaging UVA and UVB rays is essential. Remember that even on dark, gloomy days, the sun can have harmful consequences.

Skin cancer and premature ageing can all result from not adequately protecting your lips. The skin around your lips is naturally thin and doesn’t provide the same level of protection as the rest of your body. As a result, your lips tend to dry out faster, become chapped and are more susceptible to sun damage.

Sun Cream vs. SPF Lip Balm

You may be thinking, ‘an easy way to protect your lips is to use the sun cream that you already use on your face’... But this is not something we would recommend for a couple of reasons.

For starters, the skin on your face and lips are completely different and need to be protected in different ways. The ingredients and formula that will nourish your lips and skin will be different. 

An obvious reason but still relevant is simply the taste! Sun cream can have a nasty aftertaste that can last all day, because of the chemicals used. 

The Jane Iredale lip drink contains natural and cruelty-free ingredients, with the added bonus of the delicious flavour of zingy lemon. No lingering chemicals in sight!

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What Is The Best Lip Balm With SPF?

When choosing the best lip balm for you, you need to think about a couple of things first.

One - will this nourish and protect my lips?The broad-spectrum SPF lip balm actually works to protect your lips from harmful rays. We are also proud to be recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective broad-spectrum sunscreen.

Two - will it taste and look good? The Jane Iredale lip balm SPF 15, is not only moisturising but comes in multiple colours to suit your skin tone and lip preference, with lemon flavour.

Jane Iredale is a UKvegan beauty brand and we’re proud of our clean, natural, vegan-friendly and cruelty-free make-up, designed to nourish and protect your skin, soyou can feel good whilst looking good!

Nourishing your skin doesn’t have to be a chore! Especially when there are amazing and cruelty-free products on the market like the Jane Iredale lip drink.

Make sure to keep your lips soft and flake-free this summer by using the Jane Iredale lip balm SPF 15.