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Do Your Clients Pay Lip Service to Prevent Damage?

Posted: March 23, 2011

Although 91% of women choose to perform at least one preventive health and wellness measure in the morning to kick-off their day, such as taking a vitamin, exercising and applying an anti-aging facial product, only half apply lip balm to protect their lips from dryness and sun damage, according to a national poll released by Blistex. Without the proper defense, lips can become sunburned or chapped, which can lead to infection and puts overall health at risk.

"One way to ensure 'good-for-you grooming' is to protect the pout," says Charles Zugerman, MD, associate professor of clinical dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. "It's no secret that lips are often forgotten, leaving the body susceptible to infection when they become chapped or cracked. Incorporating an all-weather, all-season lip balm into morning routines ensures daily protection and prevents damaging effects to the lips."

Survey highlights from the Blistex Grooming Routine Survey include: