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Lip Gloss May Cause Cancer

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - It's the begining of summer and girls from the age 14 to 45 are all breaking out the shiny lip glosses.

But little do they know that scientists have reported that shiny lip gloss is one of the leading causes of lip cancer.

Because of the shine from the lip gloss, the lips are exposed more openly to the harmful UV rays of the sun.

And, lip cancer is the most occuring and dangerous skin cancer.

Scientists say that the lip gloss acts in the same way that rubbing baby oil reacts on the skin. It is possible your lips could get severly burnt.

So, what is a way one can stop the burn?

Use a SPF 30 lip balm on your lips before glossing up. Or, one could cut out lip gloss entirely and use lip stick. Lip sticks now come in SPF protective coats.

Always be careful when going out into the hot summer sun, and don't forget to protect your lips.

 

 

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