I am on a prescription that makes you sensitive to the sun. I have the suncreen routine down for the body, but does anyone have any suggestion for the lips? I have noticed that they burn easily as well, and most balms are only SPF 15. Anyone know of a better one? Thanks!
I have sensitive lips that blister. I wear a lip balm w/ a spf of 30 (available at most drug stores) daily. Sunscreens intended for the body can irritate lips and dont seem to last as well as a lip balm, hint I sometimes will put clear lip balm on my nose as well and it lasts longer than regular sunscreen. Enjoy your trip and dont burn!!
I burn VERY easy, too, and am now on a med that makes me even more sensitive.
Several lip balms are made w/higher SPF's. I think the one I'm using is Blistex and it's a 30. Chapstick also makes one.
DO NOT put reg. sunblock on your lips. There's a reason they say "do not injest." Besides, they taste bad. However, several sunblock makers now make specific lines for lips. Avon, Bain D'Soleil and Coppertown spring to mind.
Don't forget your ears, back of neck and your scalp (if you're not wearing a hat, although that IS best.) I had braids in Jamaica and didn't think and absolutely fried my scalp. OUCH!!! Also, the backs of hands are usually forgotten.
I am able to find Chapstick Ultra SPF 30 in CVS and Stop and Shop here in Mass. I don't like flavored lip preparations but chapstick now has flavored ones in SPF 30 too. They cost about $1.20 per tube, and I use them year round.