S/O of the Lip Balm: How do you protect your lips in the sun?

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Posted 1/23/2013 by Shevy in NSBR Board

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Posted: 1/23/2013 9:46:26 AM
I spend a lot of time on my motorcycle in the summer. I use suncreen on my face and hands. However, I struggle with something to protect my lips. They're often a bit sunburned/windburned by the end of a long riding weekend.

Do you have a good lip balm with sunscreen that doesn't taste like I'm licking a vat of dish detergent or clothes soap? The couple that I've tried seem to melt into my skin, but when I stop to drink water or eat, I all I can taste is the chemicals.


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Posted: 1/23/2013 10:04:51 AM
The makers of sunscreen such as Hawaiian Tropic make tasty sunscreen with 45+ and up. I love them, because lip burn is annoying!


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Posted: 1/23/2013 10:57:12 AM
Burt's Bees has a lifeguard's choice lip balm that has spf and is also supposed be good for in the wind as well.

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Posted: 1/23/2013 12:19:44 PM
Blistex DCT, Lip Protectant/Sunscreen. SPF 20. It really works. BTDT.

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Posted: 1/23/2013 2:20:40 PM
Thanks for the suggestions!

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Posted: 1/23/2013 3:43:08 PM
Philosophy makes a good version of gloss + SPF that doesn't taste like soap.

I also have a Nivea gloss with SPF that is good.

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Posted: 1/23/2013 3:45:32 PM
Be advised, the Burt's Bee's Lifeguards lip balm will go on your lips white and stay white. It is wonderful for protecting your lips but it is not a cute look.


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Posted: 1/23/2013 7:39:48 PM
Fresh has a lip balm (plain, various tinteds, and a treatment balm) that I think are all SPF 15. It's $22 for a tube but one of my favorites. It tastes like lemon sugar.

For a much cheaper knockoff, I like this balm from blistex. Tastes like a lemon sweettart.

And although I was looking for something else from Nivea (thought my mint & minerals balm has SPF but I guess not), I see that they have an SPF 30.


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Posted: 1/23/2013 7:43:41 PM
No matter the season I use ChapStick Ultra. It has an SPF 30. It goes on smooth, no taste or color. My lips chap really fast if I don't use it.
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