The Lips: More Vulnerable Than You Think

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The skin on your lips is very different than that of the rest of your body. Here’s how:

  • The skin is made up of three layers: The epidermis (outermost layer), dermis and hypodermis. The epidermis has a protective layer known as the stratum corneum, which is much thinner on the lips than it is anywhere else on the body;
  • Worse, the lips do not have oil glands—they’re depending on you to keep them moisturized; and
  • The lips contain less melanin than the rest of the skin— melanin is the skin pigment responsible for protecting the skin from the sun.

Like the skin around your eyes, the lips are more vulnerable and therefore show signs of aging sooner than the rest of the face. Be sure to keep your lips moisturized with ingredients such as Rose Hips Oil (contains vitamins C and A) and Vitamin E Oil. The most important thing? Protect your lips from the sun—always, every day and without fail. 

Plus, when we keep our lips nice, we can rock this fall’s super-vampy lips!

Author: Jill

As a long-time writer, editor, and esthetician, I’ve had an ongoing love affair with Mario Badescu Skin Care for years. I can usually be found reading, knitting, painting, trying new beauty and skin care products, and telling everyone to wear more sunscreen. These days, I’m feeling super grateful for the opportunity to share more Mario with the world! I believe that better skin care changes lives. For more about me, visit my Google+ Page.

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  1. Pingback: Skin Sins: I SPF’d Head to Toe… But Forgot About My Lips | Mario Badescu Skin Care Blog

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