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Old 06-28-07, 01:20 PM   #1
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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.

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Chewing gum. Really.
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Burt's Bees lip balm.
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Drink more water, chapped lips are a first sign of dehydration....
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I've had the most success with Blistik. (Blistick?)
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I'm addicted to Burt's Bees in the tube version. Very convenient to have in a pocket and very refreshing.
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Old 06-28-07, 03:08 PM   #8
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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.
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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.
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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?
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Swap to hard liquor?
I do need to restock on Crown Royal.
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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?
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Chewing gum. Really.
+1 to this. I forgot my gum for two days and now my lips are chapped.
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I do need to restock on Crown Royal.
I live about an hour from the town where they make that.
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I agree with the above poster. You need to drink more water. Forget the lip baum.
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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.
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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....

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Anything with a lot of shea butter in it. Go to Whole Foods - you'll find something nice there.
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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?
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Burt's Bees, but only the Lifeguard's Choice one. Anything else wasn't enough for me, but I also ride in winter.
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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.
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Burts Bees in the tube (any incarnations of it) is probably the best thing that isn't aimed at a solely granola crowd.
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wow, at first I thought this was a thread that got misplaced from the women's forum...
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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.
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wow, at first I thought this was a thread that got misplaced from the women's forum...
Only women get chapped, dry, bloody lips?
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