Like many women who like to enhance her lips, I find myself putting on different lip products just to achieve these goals. It works! These products make my lips look and feel good. But has anyone ever heard that one particular lip product is very hazardous to our health? I am sure that most people have not given it a thought.
The lip product that I am referring to is lip gloss-yes, lip gloss. It is hard to believe! According to various dermatologists, putting on this stuff can increase the chance of getting skin cancer. If individuals are wearing any lipstick, chap stick, or even lip gloss without SPF protection, then it is less likely that it is protecting this delicate organ from this deadly condition. However, the greasy look from the lip gloss can prove to make the ultraviolet rays to be more brutal, according to some of these experts.
This type of damage from the sun can cause deadly forms of skin cancer. There are approximately thirty-five hundred skin cancer case that are reported on an annual basis. But approximately ninety percent of this type of cancer is squamous cell carcinoma. Although this is not considered to be a serious form of cancer, it can become more prevalent on the lips than on any other parts of the skin. If the cancerous form is not treated, then it can become very disfiguring for the lips and also can spread to other organs and may cause death, which is very rare.
Hearing that lip gloss may be hazardous to one’s health, it makes any lip gloss fanatic wander about purchasing this beauty tool for their lips. I am such a lip gloss aficionado. This is news to me! It is a possibility that the amount of sun exposure can build up non-cancerous crust on the lips. This is known as actinic keratosis, which is a small, scaly skin patch that is likely to grow into a warty bump if it is not treated. In addition to the scaly skin patch, it may develop small, freckle-like spots on the lips. Usually, these spots are not cancer forming.
As most of us know, too much sun exposure can cause individuals to age very quickly, causing the skin on the lips to become thinner and are more likely to tear and rip. We do not want this to happen! These ultraviolet rays takes away the elasticity from the skin on the lips which leaves the lips look very unattractive. As a result of the decreasing elastic of the lips, it prevent the lips from lining up in its proper form. The saliva will go to the corner of the mouth.
The best suggestion for keeping the lips in fairly decent shape: when preparing to wear lip gloss, apply on some lip products, such as Chapstick, with a SPF of at least thirty under the lip gloss. Sounds perfect to me!