A dermatologist at Baylor University Medical Center at
Dallas has warned women that using shiny lip gloss may increase their risk of
developing skin cancer.
Dr. Christine Brown revealed that lip balms and glosses
had the tendency to attract ultraviolet rays and hence increase the cancer
risk. "When skin cancer occurs on the lower lip, it has the potential to
be much more aggressive and metastasize to surrounding lymph nodes," she
Instead women are better off using sunscreens. In fact if
they want to wear shiny lip balms and glosses, it is better to have a sun
lotion with SPF of 30 underneath.
This is because the skin on the lips is very tender and
more prone to sun damage that can ultimately lead to skin cancer.