8 September 2021

NSIt’s so interesting to experiment with lip makeup, but we often forget about caring for this area. Their delicate and sensitive skin is the first to suffer from aggressive environmental factors and requires additional attention. The question becomes even more relevant in the summer, when the lips begin to suffer from harmful ultraviolet radiation.

BeautyHack explains how to care for your delicate area and shares a selection of the best balms with SPF to protect lips from the sun.

In summer, the skin of the lips is especially vulnerable, because it does not have a stratum corneum and pigment cells for protection – under the scorching rays, it quickly becomes thinner, dries and flakes. Add to these factors a strong wind, and the picture becomes even sadder.

Many people mistakenly believe that conventional sunscreens are suitable for protecting lips in summer, and they are greatly mistaken in this – the texture of body products is not intended to care for such a delicate area. In addition, SPF products often contain ingredients that should not be swallowed.

To keep your lips soft and tender, complement your summer makeup bag with a special SPF lip balm and apply it every time you go out (for a selection of lip pencils that replace lipstick, look here).

When choosing hygienic lipstick or balm, pay attention to the composition. It is good if their formula is enriched with moisturizing ingredients, for example, beeswax – it contains vitamin A and promotes healing of wounds and cracks, and also has antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Natural ingredients and oils will additionally nourish and moisturize the skin. Wheat germ oil eliminates dryness and accelerates skin regeneration, coconut oil itself effectively protects from the sun. And, of course, hygienic lipstick or lip balm in the summer must have an SPF filter of at least 15 units in its composition.

Today, cosmetic brands offer a wide range of lip care products in the summer:

Stick for lips Bariesun SPF30, Uriage

This dense textured balm includes beeswax, shea butter, wheat germ oil and, of course, a high SPF filter of 30. It nourishes the lips, moisturizes them and protects them from dehydration caused by prolonged exposure to the sun. The balm has a pleasant aroma, and on the lips it is absolutely invisible – it is convenient to apply the product under your favorite lipstick. Also, this lip stick is waterproof, so it will be useful for you on the beach too.

Price: 562 rub.

Moisturizing Lip Balm Carmex SPF 15

The classic Carmex lip balm has many fans among celebrity beauties and professional makeup artists – the product nourishes, moisturizes and smoothes the skin, therefore it is suitable as a base for lip makeup (other nourishing lip balms recommended by makeup artists you will find here). The balm also includes an SPF filter, thanks to which it effectively protects against the negative effects of solar radiation. Moreover, the balm is presented in several formats and with different aromas – you can choose your favorite one or try several options at once.

Price: 349 rub.

Lip balm Blistex SPF 15

Another remedy for protecting lips from the sun, which is popular all over the world. This balm contains no harmful components, and its action is aimed at moisturizing, nourishing and restoring the skin. The active components of the product help to accelerate the regeneration processes, eliminate dryness and flaking, and the SPF filter in its composition makes the balm an indispensable assistant in the summer season. In the wide range of Blistex balms, you will definitely find the one that is right for you.

Price: 250 rub.

Sunscreen balm with panthenol Bronzeada SPF30, Librederm

This stick balm with SPF30 moisturizes and softens lips, eliminates dryness and flaking, and provides effective protection from chapping and sun damage.

Price: 200 rub.

Lip balm Lip Balm SPF 15, Bobbi Brown

Comfortable and non-greasy, Lip Balm with Wheat Germ Oil and Olive Oil will quickly restore the feeling of comfort to the lips and protect them from negative environmental factors. And the best part is that the balm is in a convenient and compact silver jar, which is so pleasant to carry in your purse.

Price: 2200 rub.


Remember to apply SPF balms and lipsticks about 10 minutes before going outdoors and renew your protectant every couple of hours or as needed. And always pay attention to the expiration date of the product – an open tube should be used within three months.

Text: Anya Sherstneva