Today I am going to share with you a small realization I had recently. Lip protection.
I have been a devout believer in sunscreen DAILY since I was 16, I started applying sunscreen for the eyes since I was 19 but I have been always slightly lazy with SPF lip balms.
I am a lip balm fiend and constantly buy more because, my main focus was moisturization. I easily have five lip balms open and all over my purses, jackets, or room.
Recently I noticed, I had a tiny brown spot on my lip.
( The first night I thought it was chocolate I ate) =P
Turns out my lip had developed a brown spot from too much sun exposure!!! What???? I was pretty stunned considering I spend about 7 minutes outside daily. Two block walk to the train for work, no lunch break, and walking home well after the sun went down. I don't even get my recommended 15 minutes! But apparently that was enough????
( I don't even sit near a window at work)
I realized all my current lip balms after going through every jacket and purse were non SPF
I searched my stash and found all my SPF lip balms, sad to say, very few found, which I have been living off on
So behold my current stash that have now all been moved to PM only
*My beloved Burts Bees* - I heard they have a SPF version also! but not in the original flavor
I am currently using the "By Terry" as my over night treatment as it is too pricey to just whack on throughout the day.
I am also going to Las Vegas in a few weeks, where they have far more sun than the North East - which has been a non stop rain -a -thon
I am in the market for a HG SPF lip balm
Here are the contenders:
Dior Lip Glow - Bit pricey
Jack Black Intensive Therapy Lip Balm
I know this is the Sephora 100 point current gift ( I am def getting the trial one)
But I would get the full size Lemon and Chamomile
Fresh Sugar Lip Therapy- I would buy Rose ( I have heard this is over hyped)
I ask you ladies, what is your favorite SPF lip balm??
( drugstore or high end, I don't have a preference as long as it works well)
I need some choices before I go on my trip
- I will note I hate Carmex. I hated the version in the tub, tube ( shown above) and stick. I also do not like plain flavored items, and would prefer some tint so I can grab and go -Sorry if I am too picky! =*(
( I am searching for HG here lol )
This post is to warn all of you to please please please do not forget to protect your lips!
I know after I am done with my current over night stash, I will never buy a non spf lip balm again!