Where do you think sunscreen should be applied? Back, shoulders, forehead, nose and neck… right? For sun protection, most people, in general, focus on larger areas of bodies and faces. The lips are rarely part of the pre-beach or pre-pool sunscreen-applying routine.
But, the lips are a part of the face quick to burn, and worse, vulnerable to harmful oral and mouth cancers. Oral cancer (lips, inner mouth and head/neck) is one of the most preventative cancers, yet deadliest if not caught early.
Luckily, with the new guidelines enforced by the FDA finally taking effect on June 18th, consumers are forced to put more thought and importance into protecting themselves from the damage UVA and UVB rays can cause.
Dr. Arthur Glosman, Beverly Hills-based general and cosmetic dentist, recommends all of his patients, especially men, wear a lip balm everyday with an SPF of 15 or higher.
“When applying sunscreen, most people forget one of the smallest yet susceptible parts of the body, the lips. Lips needs SPF, always. While most women may receive sun protection from their lipsticks or glosses, men don’t get that sort of protection.”
It is also important to pay special attention to the lower lip which tends to get the most sun. This summer, make sure your lips stay supple, soft and safe with wearing lip balm everyday of SPF 15 or higher.
Beverly Hills Dentist Dr. Arthur Glosman
Dr. Arthur Glosman is a wonderful source of health and beauty information. Dr. Glosman studied extensively at the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) where he specialized in cosmetic dentistry ‐ specifically porcelain veneers, metal‐free crowns and bridges, and smile makeovers. Dr. Glosman was certified in oral conscious sedation in 2001 and studied in residency with several prominent Beverly Hills cosmetic dentists.
He further investigated facial beauty enhancement techniques with many of the most accomplished Beverly Hills plastic surgeons with whom he continues to work with to this day, putting his energy and passion into creating some of the most recognized and beautiful smiles in the world.
World‐renowned and traveling the globe at the request of celebrities and VIP’s alike, Dr. Glosman’s results are not only physically uplifting but emotionally uplifting as well! He believes that the smile you posses is uniquely yours and focuses on bringing each patients smile to life. By augmenting every possible factor, he enhances individual beauty while optimizing dental health. His unique, customized approach is known as the Glosman DentaLift™ and the Glosman LipLift™.
A sought‐after media expert, Dr. Glosman can be seen on CNN, Fox Business, TLC, Bravo, MSNBC, and The Food Network to name a few. His patients come from around the world – as far away as the Middle East, London, Paris, Russia and Switzerland – making his Beverly Hills office an undisputed epicenter of excellence in cosmetic dentistry.
For more info on Dr. Glosman, visit www.arthurglosmandds.com.
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Written by Lanee Neil