Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 28

Thread: Dry Lips?

  1. #1
    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
    My Bikes
    Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
    Posts
    3,928
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Dry Lips?

    I don't know if its the much less humid climate of the PNW over Florida (where I just moved from) or riding the daily commute (more riding than usual). Probably the former, but....

    What's a good lip balm or something for my dry crusty nasty lips? This is driving me nuts.....I can feel the dry skin flakes....I feel like a character in a 60's Clint Eastwood spaghetti western.

    Right now I'm using one called carmex at home, and HerpecinL at work. They don't seem to be helping.

    Thoughts?
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

  2. #2
    Sensible shoes. CastIron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    St. Paul,MN
    My Bikes
    A few.
    Posts
    8,799
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Chewing gum. Really.
    Mike
    Quote Originally Posted by cedricbosch View Post
    It looks silly when you have quotes from other forum members in your signature. Nobody on this forum is that funny.
    Quote Originally Posted by cedricbosch View Post
    Why am I in your signature.

  3. #3
    Gears? CliftonGK1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    My Bikes
    '08 Surly Cross-Check, 2011 Redline Conquest Pro, 2012 Spesh FSR Comp EVO, 2009 Spesh Singlecross
    Posts
    11,343
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Burt's Bees lip balm.
    "I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
    - Mandi M.

  4. #4
    irresponsibly playful aintnoflatlanda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Riverside, RI
    My Bikes
    2007 Mongoose Sabrosa 3x9 / 2009 Specialized Rockhopper
    Posts
    9
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Drink more water, chapped lips are a first sign of dehydration....

    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    Donna's cool. I miss her. :(

  5. #5
    Bossy Bunny mirage1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    The Valley of the Sun
    My Bikes
    A comfy little Diamond Wildwood
    Posts
    359
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've had the most success with Blistik. (Blistick?)
    Margie

    "Assume a virtue, if you have it not." ~ William Shakespeare

    This advice is the reason I'm masquerading as an athletic person.

  6. #6
    newbie commuter
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    154
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm addicted to Burt's Bees in the tube version. Very convenient to have in a pocket and very refreshing.
    NakedSushi.net Not naked, not as much sushi as I'd like.

  7. #7
    Senior Member acroy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Dallas Suburbpopolis
    Posts
    1,481
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by aintnoflatlanda
    Drink more water, chapped lips are a first sign of dehydration....
    +1
    beer-bottle target

  8. #8
    Administrator Allen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Atomic batteries to power; turbines to speed
    My Bikes
    Salsa La Raza, Panasonic Electric, Bria, Bamboo touring, Bamboo cargo
    Posts
    4,712
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by nakedsushi
    I'm addicted to Burt's Bees in the tube version. Very convenient to have in a pocket and very refreshing.
    I like the tube stuff as well. I've had the stuff in a small can liquify in the heat. Makes a real mess.

    And drink more.

  9. #9
    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
    My Bikes
    Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
    Posts
    3,928
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm only doing about 3.5 miles one way for a commute...kinda hard to drink too much in 3.5 miles. Heck...it's only like 15 - 20 minutes, tops.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

  10. #10
    Administrator Allen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Atomic batteries to power; turbines to speed
    My Bikes
    Salsa La Raza, Panasonic Electric, Bria, Bamboo touring, Bamboo cargo
    Posts
    4,712
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    I'm only doing about 3.5 miles one way for a commute...kinda hard to drink too much in 3.5 miles. Heck...it's only like 15 - 20 minutes, tops.
    Swap to hard liquor?

  11. #11
    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
    My Bikes
    Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
    Posts
    3,928
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG
    Swap to hard liquor?
    I do need to restock on Crown Royal.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

  12. #12
    irresponsibly playful aintnoflatlanda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Riverside, RI
    My Bikes
    2007 Mongoose Sabrosa 3x9 / 2009 Specialized Rockhopper
    Posts
    9
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    I'm only doing about 3.5 miles one way for a commute...kinda hard to drink too much in 3.5 miles. Heck...it's only like 15 - 20 minutes, tops.
    No, not while your riding... overall. Your lips don't get chapped just while your on the bike, do they?

    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    Donna's cool. I miss her. :(

  13. #13
    Senior Member Winter76's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    The Peg
    Posts
    663
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by CastIron
    Chewing gum. Really.
    +1 to this. I forgot my gum for two days and now my lips are chapped.
    3 years commuting while there's no snow on the ground. 20km round trip.
    Quote Originally Posted by madfiNch
    What's the point of a bike if you can only ride it on weekends, and you can't even carry anything with you?!

  14. #14
    Senior Member Winter76's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    The Peg
    Posts
    663
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    I do need to restock on Crown Royal.
    I live about an hour from the town where they make that.
    3 years commuting while there's no snow on the ground. 20km round trip.
    Quote Originally Posted by madfiNch
    What's the point of a bike if you can only ride it on weekends, and you can't even carry anything with you?!

  15. #15
    sdime
    Guest
    I agree with the above poster. You need to drink more water. Forget the lip baum.

  16. #16
    put our Heads Together cerewa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    southeast pennsylvania
    My Bikes
    a mountain bike with a cargo box on the back and aero bars on the front. an old well-worn dahon folding bike
    Posts
    3,149
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yep, i get chapped lips whenever I get dehydrated from riding in the heat. The solution for me is always to make sure I drink enough water- I generally ride for 45 minutes or less at a stretch so I just drink water before and after I ride and I'm good.
    Some awesome folks who are working to give Haitians the ability to manage their safety and their lives:
    Haiti Partners

  17. #17
    tired donnamb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Portland, OR
    My Bikes
    Breezer Uptown 8, U frame
    Posts
    5,660
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    I don't know if its the much less humid climate of the PNW over Florida (where I just moved from) or riding the daily commute (more riding than usual). Probably the former, but....

    Thoughts?
    Anything with a lot of shea butter in it. Go to Whole Foods - you'll find something nice there.
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

  18. #18
    Blasted Weeds Tude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    My Bikes
    Trek 1200C, Specialized Rockhopper, Giant Yukon FX, Giant Acapulco
    Posts
    1,183
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just use a chapstick, although enjoy Burt's Bees Balm myself. Don't really run into a problem with it unless on really long rides - and then when I get off the bike to drink and my partners gather round - they all want my Burt's Bees stuff.

    Um, fellas and gals - kinda like sharing Moo Cream ... K?

  19. #19
    ex-everything. soze's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Charlestown, MA
    My Bikes
    venerable surly crosscheck
    Posts
    593
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Burt's Bees, but only the Lifeguard's Choice one. Anything else wasn't enough for me, but I also ride in winter.

  20. #20
    Raving looney
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    My Bikes
    70s Leader Precision w/Shimano 600 (road), IRO Rob Roy (Fixed)
    Posts
    2,486
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I use a lip balm thing, which is also rated at SPF15 - for what it's worth.

    I get terribly chapped lips in the winter sometimes, with the dryness, so this stuff is something I have year round in my pocket.

    If you don't have anything around, licking your lips or smattering them with water is better than nothing.

  21. #21
    BF's Level 12 Wizard SingingSabre's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    My Bikes
    Diamondback Sorrento turned Xtracycle commuter
    Posts
    1,414
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Burts Bees in the tube (any incarnations of it) is probably the best thing that isn't aimed at a solely granola crowd.
    Shameless plug (my sites):
    Photography
    Vanity
    Quote Originally Posted by Bklyn
    Obviously, the guy's like a 12th level white wizard or something. His mere presence is a danger to mortals.

  22. #22
    Senior Member dauphin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    California
    Posts
    2,993
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    wow, at first I thought this was a thread that got misplaced from the women's forum...

  23. #23
    n00b M. Rhoten's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Kirkland WA
    My Bikes
    Jamis Aurora
    Posts
    123
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My skin is so dry in places that I superglue parts of my thumbs together to keep them from cracking/etc. So you'd think I'd associate chapped lips with that too... but no. All the people who said "hydrate!" are correct. If I get dry lips in the evening, it means I was licking my lips too much, which in turn means I was dehydrated on the ride home.

    Fortunately, the crazy cool kitchen at work started stocking little sports drink packets you mix into your water bottle, so that's pretty awesome.

    As far as stuff to keep the wind off your lips, they basically all boil down to grease plus medication. I like Carmex personally.

  24. #24
    tired donnamb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Portland, OR
    My Bikes
    Breezer Uptown 8, U frame
    Posts
    5,660
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by dauphin
    wow, at first I thought this was a thread that got misplaced from the women's forum...
    Only women get chapped, dry, bloody lips?
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

  25. #25
    I'm made of earth! becnal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Frankfurt, Germany
    My Bikes
    Raleigh Aspen touring/off-road hybrid, and a Bob Yak trailer. Yak very useful for us car-free types that like to buy lots of beer.
    Posts
    2,012
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Blistex.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •