Why you should apply sunscreen to your lips, according to a dermatologist

Even if you slather on the dermatologist-recommended shot glass of sunscreen daily — and diligently reapply every couple of hours — apparently, you're still not protecting your skin as well as you should from the sun's damaging UV rays.

According to Elizabeth Tanzi, founder and director of Capital Laser & Skin Care, and associate clinical professor in the department of dermatology at George Washington University Medical Center, the No. 1 area of the body people tend to skimp on sunscreen is, surprisingly, the lips. "People forget to protect their lips," says Tanzi. "Skin cancer in this area can be particularly dangerous, which is why everyone needs lip balm with SPF."

Luckily, you've come to the right place, because we've got a laundry list of lip-friendly sunscreen recommendations for the taking. Here, we've hand-picked five SPF-packed lip treatments to swipe on this summer — which means you now have virtually no excuse but to protect that pucker.

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