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Why SPF 50+ Lip Balm is a Must-Have Skin Care Product

Why SPF 50+ Lip Balm is a Must-Have Skin Care Product

In the dazzling world of sun care, there's one star that often gets overlooked—our lips! We tend to remember SPF on our faces and bodies, but our lips care is more often than not forgotten when we're soaking up the sunshine.

Get ready for a journey into the realm of lip care, where we'll uncover the secrets of why your pout deserves the VIP treatment. From the ins and outs of lip sun protection to the nitty-gritty of maintaining a supple smile, we've got it covered. 

Why is SPF lip balm important?

Indulging your lips in a bit of SPF love isn't just a skincare fad; it's an essential step in keeping your pout perfect. Unlike your other skin areas, lips lack the protective armour of melanin, leaving them sensitive and prone to sunburn. The reality includes dry, cracked and sore lips – not exactly glam! Excluding SPF in your lip routine increases your risk of lip-related skin cancers. We're all about keeping it light and fun, but when it comes to your lips, a touch of SPF isn't just a beauty trend; it's a necessity.

Do I need an SPF 50+ rating for my lip balm?

Opting for a lip balm with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 50 or higher is crucial for effective sun defence. The Australian sun, known for its intense and potentially harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, demands a higher SPF to provide adequate protection. SPF 50+ is particularly crucial on days when the UV index is very high, as it helps to prevent sunburn, premature aging, and the risk of developing skin cancers. The higher SPF not only shields against more UVB rays but also provides better defence against UVA rays, which are known for causing long-term skin damage. To illustrate the comparison between SPF 50+ and lower SPF options, let's examine the pros and cons in a table:

SPF 50+ SPF 30+
UVB protectionHighModerate
UVA protection High Moderate
Sunburn protectionVery effectiveEffective
Premature ageing protection Very effective Effective
Lip cancer preventionEnhanced protectionStandard protection
UV index considerationSuitable for very high UV index Suitable for moderate UV index
ConsPotentially thicker textureSlightly lighter texture
May cost moreGenerally more affordable


Yes, SPF 50+ may have a slightly thicker texture and could be relatively more expensive than lower SPF options. However, the enhanced protection it provides makes it a worthwhile investment in maintaining the health and appearance of your lips. It's worth it!

What are the other benefits of an SPF lip balm?

Imagine your lips wrapped in a cozy combination of Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil and Apricot Oil, creating a moisture-locking fortress. Shea Butter infuses your lips with ultimate hydration, preventing the dreaded chap-page (yes, we created a new word). Sweet Almond Oil brings its lightweight charm to keep your pout soft and supple. Finally, Apricot Oil is vitamin-packed and nourishing. These ingredients work together, creating a shield against the weather and urban pollution. Think of them as your lip's bodyguards, fending off harm and keeping them extra supple. As an added bonus, they're like an anti-aging serum for your lips, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles.

The best lip balm with SPF 50+

Revitalise and protect your lips with our Sun Skills Lip Balms, premium lip care solutions designed to keep your lips soft, moisturised and shielded from the harmful effects of the sun. Infused with SPF 50+, this lip balm provides high-level sun protection to prevent sunburn and keep your lips looking and feeling their best.

Benefits of Sun Skills Lip Balms:

  • Broad-spectrum sun protection: Formulated with SPF 50+, our Sun Skills Lip Balms provide broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays, helping to prevent sun damage and premature ageing of the delicate skin on your lips.
  • Moisture infusion: Enriched with nourishing ingredients, this lip balm deeply moisturises and hydrates, combatting dryness and leaving your lips feeling soft and supple.
  • Deliciously scented varieties: Choose from our delightful range of scents, including Vanilla & Caramel, Peppermint and Berry, to add a touch of indulgence to your lip care routine.

Here are the lip balms we have on offer from Sun Skills:

Sun Skills Lip Balms Vanilla & Caramel SPF 50+

Indulge in the sweet and comforting aroma of Vanilla & Caramel while ensuring your lips are protected with SPF 50+.

Sun Skills Lip Balm Peppermint SPF 50+

Experience the refreshing sensation of Peppermint while safeguarding your lips from the sun's rays with SPF 50+. 

Sun Skills Lip Balm Berry SPF 50+

Enjoy the fruity delight of Berry while ensuring your lips stay protected and moisturised with SPF 50+.  Elevate your lip care routine with Sun Skills Lip Balm and embrace sun-kissed lips with confidence.