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Unfortunately exposing ourselves to the elements while out on the bike isn't the easiest on the skin. Wind, rain, sun and pollution all take their toll on our precious faces.

However it is easily remedied. No matter what the weather, you should get into the habit of popping on an SPF face cream and lip balm before heading out.

We are well aware that SPF lip balms are often less than pleasant - guilty of leaving a bad taste in the mouth and a white residue around your lips. But there are other options out there that will actually made your lips look and feel fantastic so you can avoid that horrid burning lip feeling.

Here are 7 of the best lip balms with SPF for cyclists.

carmex spf lip balm

Available in a tub or tube, this delicious smelling lip balm is an old favourite. It has a nice thick consistency which means it stays put for a substantial amount of time. And of course has SPF15 to protect your lips from the sun.

Price: £2.69

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nivea soothe and protect

This lip salve is enriched with Vitamin E for soothing care and long-lasting protection.This is a great option for those with really dry and sensitive lips. Equipped with SPF15.

Price: £2.75

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blistext medi plus spf lip balm

Repairs and restores lip loveliness - even when lips are at their driest and most distressed. The addition of menthol in this balm means it is nice and cooling on the lips especially when out riding.

£2.30

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palmers spf lip balm

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Ultra Moisturising Dark Chocolate and Peppermint Lip Balm with SPF 15 helps prevent and protect chapped, cracked or wind-burned lips. The smell is not too over-powering, however beware you might be craving an After Eight by the end of your ride!

We especially love the oval stick, in one quick glide you lips are good to go!

Price: £1.99

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clinique spf gloss

If you fancy adding a bit of colour for your ride then the this SPF15 option from Clinique might be just the ticket. Despite the fact that this is technically a lip gloss, it offers incredibly long lasting moisture. Available in 18 glistening shades from sheer to full intensity.

Price: £16

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Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream is a favourite across the globe. Ultra soothing, the thick orange cream can be used on pretty much any skin ailment life throws at you. BUT it is not equipped with SPF. So while it's great for post ride soothing, it's not so good on the bike.

But the great new is that Elizabeth Arden has now brought out an alternative will all the goodness of Eight Hour Cream but with SPF20 ensuring your lips stay soft and smooth and burn free. Fantastic!

Price: £13.50

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soltan active spf lip balm

This high protection lip balm from Soltan is brilliant for active souls. It is super water and sweat resistant and can be popped on all over the face if you get caught short out on a ride.

Like all Soltan products this lip balm has been awarded a maximum five-star rating against deep-down skin damage caused by UVA rays.

Price: £3.50