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Why should both men and women protect their lips with sunblock?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

It's not as if lips are high-maintenance items, like skin, hair, or overbearing cousins. You should protect them with sunblock. If they get damaged by the sun, they'll crinkle and wrinkle and are liable to develop lip cancers. Both men and women should also use only lip gloss with titanium oxide or zinc oxide sun block). Everyone should make sure their dentists are inspecting their lips for funny marks or nodules as a check against cancer.

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