In these days of summer, especially in areas such as the Region of Murcia where it is very hot, and where sun exposure is often high during this time of year, we need to be very aware of a part of the mouth that we only tend to remember in winter: our mouths. lips.
The dental professionalsTogether with dermatologists, they are responsible for lip care advice, which should mainly be carried out with lip care cocoa, a cosmetic product that also acts as an insulator, helping to keep our lips moisturised and in good condition.
So, just as when we go to the beach we apply sunscreen to protect our skin from the effects of the sun, our lips are a very sensitive part that we must protect properly. For this purpose, there are various lip protectors in the form of cocoa and petroleum jelly with sun protection factor, mainly based on zinc or titanium oxidewhich will help block ultraviolet rays, thus preventing us from burning our lips.
In addition to this, we should know that they usually have some of the following components:
- Vitamin E, characterised by its antioxidant capacity
- Moisturising oils, such as castor oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, etc.
- Moisturising butters, such as cocoa or shea butter
- Protective waxes, extracted from a plant or chemically processed
Do not hesitate to consult your trusted dentistwith your dermatologist or your pharmacist what is the best formula to protect your lips in this time of high sun exposure: remember that the consequences of not protecting your lips range from simple itching or burning to painful burns or even malignant lesions.