Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sunscreen...For Your Lips?

It's a warm, sunny day.... You've slathered yourself from head to toe with SPF 45... you're ready for some fun in the sun...BUT WAIT! You forgot to protect your smile! Even in the winter months when you're outside enjoying the sunshine it is important to wear sunscreen! It may be cooler outdoors, but the sun's rays can still be damaging!
According to the CTCA ( Cancer Treatment Centers of America) sun damage (among other contributors) is the leading cause of Lip Cancer. People with repetitive exposure to the sun are more likely to exhibit symptoms that can potentially lead to lip cancer. For more valuable information about lip cancer and how to protect yourself from it, please check out http://www.cancercenter.com/lip-cancer.htm .
So, on your way out to enjoy our beautiful weather here in the southwest, don't forget sunscreen for your smile! Several companies offer lip balms with SPF 15 or greater and you can never use too much!

Modified; Original post by DawnDA, June, 2009

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