Hot Girl Summer Part 2 is approaching, and if you’re vaxxed, waxed, and ready to relax, make sure to bring along the right lip balm. Chapped, sunburnt lips are really not ideal when we’re so close to being able to make out with people again. Your lips don’t have any oil glands so they can’t moisturize themselves, which seems kind of like an evolutionary oversight, but New Haven-based dermatologist Mona Gohara, MD, says there are two important ingredients to look for when buying lip balms for summer that can help make up for this.
Drumroll: She says that SPF and antioxidants are two important ingredients to look for when choosing a summer lip balm. SPF will help protect your lips from the sun, and antioxidants provide additional protection against UV light in addition to repairing skin. “Make sure to protect your lips from stronger UV rays,” says Dr. Gohara. Here are six lip balms for summer to shop now.
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This balm provides SPF 30 protection and has a nourishing gel formula, containing antioxidant-rich honey and sunflower seed oil, along with moisturizing shea butter.
Get your lips ready to smooch again with this mega-nourishing balm with SPF 30. The heavy-duty formula is fragrance-free and formulated for sensitive skin.
Fresh’s beloved lip balm comes in a range of colors that give lips a pretty wash of color that’s very helpful for distracting people from the fact that your lower face is still a little rusty on appropriate facial expressions when you’re not wearing a mask. A blend of sugar and nourishing oils (like meadowfoam) helps prevent and repair chapped lips.
The creamy, tinted formula of this vegan, reef-safe, cruelty-free balm uses minerals to block harmful sun rays from your skin. As an added bonus, all five cheery shades of this balm stick are, like, really pretty.
If you know that, despite being an adult, you are not yet responsible enough to have a fancy lip balm because you’d inevitably lose it within the first 36 hours, try this more budget-friendly tinted balm.
Hyaluronic acid and CBD are a power couple when it comes to hydration, and they happen to be two of the superstar ingredients in this stick. The texture is soft and easy to apply and is at once lightweight and incredibly nourishing. However, while it does contain a smorgasbord of antioxidants, it does not have SPF, making it a good addition to your nighttime skin-care routine.
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