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Most balms don't protect lips, study finds

April 26, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Dermatologists say protecting your lips from harmful sun rays is as important as using sunscreen to protect your skin.But less than 25 percent of Americans use some form of lip protection, and experts say that shiny balms and glosses don't offer the needed protection.

Instead, they attract the sun's rays to the lips.

So, if you're going to be outdoors for long periods, use a lip sun-block.

 

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