Heal and keep lips healthy with dermatologist-recommended products for fragile lip skin to prevent chapping.
Your lips are fragile because they have less structural protection from the elements than the rest of your skin. Plus, you constantly expose them to stressors like sun, wind, hot and cold liquids, and allergens and irritants in the foods and beverages you drink. It's no wonder lips are often chapped and dry. Plus, you ingest what you apply to your lips, meaning you want to choose lip products with care.
Sensitive lips require the best lip treatments made from safe ingredients.
As a dermatologist, I know it is important for you to use only hypoallergenic and non-toxic products for your lip care because:
- many lipsticks contain toxic heavy metals,
- my opinion is that some sunscreen chemicals in lip balms are not good to ingest, and
- allergens in lip balms can make you addicted to lip balm by causing lip chapping!
It's true! Allergens in lip balms include fragrances, flavors and other ingredients that don't actually help heal and protect your lips - but you can get allergic to them. It is a vicious cycle that sells lots of lip balm. Keep your lip care products hypoallergenic and avoid lip balm addiction.
I created my hypoallergenic Natural Lip Balm as the perfect lip product. It is hypoallergenic, certified organic, non-toxic and feels great. Apply it every evening when you go to bed and many times throughout the day.
UV protect your lips. Fragile lip skin is prone to sun damage and lip skin cancer, plus lip color fades with age because of sun damage. UV protect lips with non-nano zinc oxide sunscreen lip balms. My top lip sunscreen choice is VaniCare Lip Protectant made with mineral zinc oxide and titanium dioxide UV filters. It also contains dimethicone to help protect lips as a barrier cream.