Pucker up and get ready to soothe and protect your lips! If you’re looking for something to help with your perpetually dry lips but would do more than hydrate them, a lip balm with SPF is just what you need.
Should my lip balm have SPF?
While it’s not a must-have if your main concern is moisture, an SPF is still a good addition to your lip care routine. I think we often forget that our lips have skin! So taking care of it the way you would your facial skin is a good idea. And, yes, the lip skin can get damaged by the sun’s harmful UV rays too; it can sometimes even darken because of too much sun exposure!
Does SPF lip balm dry out lips?
Quick answer: yes, but only if you’re using the wrong kind. Dermatologists recommend using a balm that has SPF30 — anything lower than that, they say, will promote excessive dryness.
Curious about which one to pick up and pucker up with? Here are some of the best ones to consider.
Best lip balms with SPF in the Philippines
NIVEA Lip Ultra Care and Protect Lip Balm
Care for your lips with the help of the natural oils and shea butter in this product’s formula and protect them with SPF30.
Banana Boat Sunscreen Lip Balm Broad Spectrum SPF45
Aloe vera and vitamin E are this product’s ingredient heroes; they’re soothing and nourishing. But on top of that is sun protection, of course, and you get SPF45 from this bad boy.
The Body Shop Skin Defence Protective Lip Balm
This lip moisturizer with SPF from The Body Shop takes sun protection seriously with a whopping SPF50 in its formula! It has nourishing, soothing, moisturizing and even cooling properties too.
Sebamed Lip Defense
Give your lips extra protection with this lip balm with SPF and vitamin E. Plus, it has jojoba oil that nourishes and moisturizes and bisabolol that soothes.
Ultra Violette Sheen Screen Hydrating Lip Balm SPF50
This non-sticky balm comes in different shades to suit your mood and is packed with not only SPF50 for sun protection but also lanolin, shea butter and cacao seed butter for extra hydration.
EltaMD UV Lip Balm Water Resistant SPF
If sun protection is your top priority, this is the one to pick up. This is a sunscreen first, moisturizer second. And it’s water-resistant for 60 minutes — perfect for days on the beach and best used with the best sunscreen for swimming.
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Jorj is an editor by profession, a b/vlogger on weekends, and a wife to Yop and mom to Cadence always. She's powered by curiosity and is in the process of becoming her best self.