Fight Cancer wearing Lipstick

Terry R

I have begun some research on wearing lipstick to avoid skin cancer (lip cancers)

First, an article

Skin cancer is currently the most common form of cancer in the U.S. [source: Centers for Disease Control]. And rates are rising: Cases of melanoma of the skin in men increased 7.7 percent per year between 2003 and 2005, while cases in women increased 2.9 percent per year between 1993 and 2005 [source: Centers for Disease Control]. Many people know that an important step in preventing skin cancer is to apply sunblock to exposed skin. And there are many foundations, or bases, that include sun protection factor (SPF) levels for the face. In fact, the Skin Cancer Foundation encourages women to use makeup as one of many lines of defense against ultraviolet (UV) rays. The lips, however, are often overlooked when it comes to sun protection. This is problematic, because your lips are comprised of the most vulnerable skin on your face and contain almost no melanin, the compound that not only determines skin color but protects us from the sun's harmful rays. article taken from  to read more go here

The article goes further to say that clear glosses are not helpful in protection, reasonable understood since it is like putting baby oil on your lips.  Although, I have drawn my own conclusion and insist that buyers should buy a lipstick  that is natural and contains and SPF15.  Is there such an animal?  You may see healthy lip balms out there, but you won't find any stick with color.  Not many choices at all. 

Another way of protecting yourself from cancers is by taking your vitamins. Such as A,C,E. Doing research and finding these lipsticks that contain these vitamins can be your best alternative when you rather leave wearing lipstick, while ditching the lip balm at home. A lip stick such as a Matte containing these vitamins can do both.

It wouldn't be an EYE ON BEAUTY article if I did not put in my "two cents" about staying away from big brands.  Big Brands are steeling money, and grossly include huge amounts of heavy metals in lipstick. (lead)   Go with small Indie brands, labels that you can read and are paraben and cruelty free.  

Here are my choices for protecting my lips.  I can assure you that our lips have all the antioxidents of A,C, & E - while enjoying a beautiful new Hue.  Enhance your wardrobe and wear a  colorful lipstick. An artistic expression of the "self"

These colors are my most favorite MATTES! what's yours?

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