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Lip sun protection?

Postby Peter_Frank » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:26 am

Hi everyone - sorry if this has been covered but did not find it.

Can anyone share which sun protection works for our lips?

I have found now, that it is a MAJOR problem for a lot more than one would think.

For us living further up north or south, it is a problem when travelling to warmer areas on holidays, and could be a problem for local residents too.

You are in the sun a lot, many hours on and at the water each day, using factor 30 or 50 sun protection and wearing sunglasses as often as possible.
No problems with that :thumb:
But if you use the typical lipstick factor 20-30-50 or whatever, it does not work that well, feels like not at all, as you still end up getting a sunburned lower lip and have to live with the aaaargh consequences for many weeks or months, after you get home :o :x :(

So whats the catch - apart from a facemask which would be unbearable to use, which lip sun protections are really durable and effective for watersports?
AND, okay to use regularly for normal use also, every surfday, as I know many zink products are not usable for lips, only for the harder skin.

Many girls recommend this or that when asked here locally, but no offense, I doubt it is much more than those many of us have used that are NOT sufficient.

Experiences, please share as a common problem for many :D

8) Peter

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Re: Lip sun protection?

Postby dice » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:25 am

Are you using enough lipstick? You have to use as much until your lips start looking white.
A very thick layer.

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Re: Lip sun protection?

Postby Kamikuza » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:23 am

I use sunblock :D

The stuff we have here is more like a liquid than a cream, so it goes on lips fine. When we go home for summer, I take several bottles.

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Re: Lip sun protection?

Postby Exal » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:53 am

Those lipsticks are the worst thing in the world, only dries up the lips. At least that's the case for me. I am using zinc and have no problems with that at all even tho I have neurodermatitis since forever.

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Re: Lip sun protection?

Postby grigorib » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:43 pm

It’s nice to realize that I’m not alone dealing with ruined lower lip :)
Sunburnt and sore lip was my major and very painful problem to deal with, especially on extended trips.

Below works magic for me
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Re: Lip sun protection?

Postby Kitetwin-1 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:14 pm

I carry a stick of 60 lip sunblock in a small hook knife pouch on my harness and reapply hourly

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Re: Lip sun protection?

Postby Bille » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:59 pm

grigorib wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:43 pm
It’s nice to realize that I’m not alone dealing with ruined lower lip :)
YEA --- Me also ! :(

I Like the product you posted ; will give it a try !! :thumb:
Yours is a bit stronger than the one i use ; which is :

Banana Boat Sunscreen Lip Balm SPF 45, Aloe Vera & Vitamin E, 0.15 Oz
water resistant up to 80-min also.

I could use an ALOE Vera based lip Balm of 15-SPF , for (winter) ; if
anyone knows of one ? Trader-Joe's use to have one , but quit
selling it.
Banana Boat Sunscreen Lip Balm SPF 45, Aloe Vera & Vitamin E, 0.15 Oz.jpeg

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Re: Lip sun protection?

Postby jakemoore » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:27 am

I like this: ... gLRXPD_BwE

Also use it to coat heavily my nose and the skin around my eyes not covered by sunglasses.

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Re: Lip sun protection?

Postby POACHER » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:29 am

The best one I've found has been good old Chapstick Sun Defense.
Tried expensive Burts Bees and Sun Bum, both didn't seem to protect very well.

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Re: Lip sun protection?

Postby Barryg101 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:47 am

I used to buy the fancy zinc sticks but realised you can buy zinc cream from the pharmacy for less than half the price I put it on thick so my lips are totally white and then reapply after a good few crashes.

If I was busy teaching a lot and the weather was really intense I would wear a uv block Buff Scarf and that would keep my lips from getting burnt.

Most the instructors just used these scarves all the time instead of constantly applying the zinc
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