Basically, this means I'm lucky if I even remember to apply sunscreen on days when I venture outside for more than an hour at a time, let alone think twice about lip protection.
It's easy to forget about lip balm once winter's over, and your chapped lips become a thing of the snowy past.
But some formulas surpass soothing dry lips by adding SPF to the mix for additional protection.
Keep in mind that wearing sunscreen all over the body should be a year-round occurrence, but it's especially imperative to do so during the summer months when UV rays beat down on us without mercy.
Whether you're heading down the shore, or stepping out for groceries, swipe on any of the following SPF-rich lip products to ensure this sensitive area is safe from harmful rays.
1. The Bum
Sun protection you can trust, Sunbum's lip balm has been infused with SPF 30 for stronger protection that lasts longer than competing lip products.
Available in different summer fruit flavors like key lime, banana, and mango, sunscreen never tasted so damn good.
It's imperative that you make sure whatever's going on your lips is providing protection naturally, because whatever is being applied to this sensitive area is also going straight into your mouth, which means its also being absorbed by the body.
All Good's SPF balm is made from all-organic ingredients like organic lavender, plantain, calendula, and extra virgin olive oil to provide healthy protection that's as softening as it is soothing.
Bow down to the powers of this coconut oil lip balm, made all organic for safe protection.
Crafted with softening ingredients like beeswax and calendula, this baby applies like butter and feels comfortable AF.
Each stick is packed with a ton of vitamin E to protect against outside stressors (i.e. harmful UV rays).
Multipurpose products take the headache out of mixing and matching to find the right combination, making this baby a major win.
Stash the Everywhere Lotion in your bag or beach tote for full-body protection when you need it most.
The SPF 30 lip balm has been infused with a fresh, minty flavor, as well as avocado, coconut, and grape seed oil for added nourishment.
5. Au Naturel
Due to its rising popularity on social feeds, I've become obsessed with scrolling through online organic hub Thrive Market's offerings (I know, I'm a sucker), and I recently came across this all-natural lip balm.
Sweetened with organic honey, the non-nano zinc oxide formulation is also rich in softening ingredients like coconut oil and beeswax.
A sunscreen and cosmetic product all in one, you'll never leave home without it.
Moroccanoil does it all, from faux-tan to sun protection, and this summer, the brand has launched a protective lip balm to protect your pucker from sun exposure.
Doused in argan oil, in addition to an antioxidant-rich fruit complex, one application offers a protective shield that keeps lips hydrated all day long.
Mixing beauty with health benefits, this collection of lip balms from Fresh features 12 universally flattering tints that range from neutrals to berry-like finishes.
This pricier pick has been formulated with sugar, ultra-nourishing oils like avocado and black currant seed, and vitamins C and E for healthy protection that wears beautifully, so you reap cosmetic and care in one purchase.