Being outdoors on the bike, through all the weather conditions that are thrown at you, leaves your skin exposed and prone to damage.
Unless you’re a track cyclist, the cruel cold weather, rain and baking sun is unavoidable. All these conditions can be damaging to your beautiful skin, especially your lips, so it’s important to take care of them.
It may not even be the elements that cause you lip damage. If you’re like me, you bite your lips when your concentrating, or pedalling through that killer climb. Our lip-biting habits may, or may, not be known to us, but we certainly feel the effects of it.
Because we cyclists are outside adventurers, we need something with hydrating properties as well as SPF sun protection to help prevent sore cracked lips, which aren’t very pretty and certainly don’t feel too great.
Many people believe that lip balms are sticky and thick, but we’ve found some brilliant balms to hydrate your lips, and have them looking and feeling great.
Carmex is one of the leading brands for lip care, and their original stick is one of the best. This medicated balm helps moisturise your smackers with cocoa butter and petrolatum, whilst providing lasting protection.
In addition to its brilliant healing and hydrating properties, the Original Stick provides SPF 15 sun protection which reduces the risk of skin cancer. It doesn’t feel smeary or thick to put on, and the easy twist bottom allows for quick application… even with gloves on.
There are 6 tasty flavours to choose from: cherry, strawberry, lime, vanilla, pomegranate and original.