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Can lip balm and lip gloss cause cancer?

You may have heard rumors about cancer-causing agents and acids in lip balms and glosses. But the misinformation could be founded in some similar speculation. It turns out some dermatologists do think that shiny lip glosses could be a cancer-causing culprit because they tend to make your lips more vulnerable to dangerous ultraviolet rays. And that increased vulnerability can put you at an increased risk for sunburn and skin cancer. To be safe, opt for balms and glosses that contain an SPF of 30 or higher

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