With the dry climate out west, you can be assured a few things
- decent weather, warm temps & low humidity. The lack of
moisture in the air will fry your lips, no matter how manly you think you
are. Ignoring your skin for 2 full days can lead to disaster.
Uncomfotable dryness can be hard to re-hydrate after the fact.
Keep that kissable mouth in shape by using a lip balm with suncreen.
And fellas, your girlfriend's lip gloss can be used as an emergency
substitute, in an emergency situation of course.
If you don't have any
lip balm with suncreen in it, then for peets sake get some SFP
lotion & use it all over your face, including your lips.
There is nothing like the pain of wind burned, dehydrated sunburned
lips. Prevention is the best!
Drink plenty of water!
Yeah, yeah you've heard this a million times. But it is the best
way to keep your entire body hydrated from the inside out. Being
outdoors in the sun for more than one day will rip you body of
the majority of it's water. Plus doing almost any kind of recreation,
you may be sweating more than your normal day (duh.. sitting
behind the desk indoors). If you feel like you might hafta pee
within the next hour, then you are properly hydrated.
A small tube of Vaseline can help keep you lubed up all over. Your poor nose could use some to prevent dryness. Your lips can benefit from a smudge every
now & then, if you forgot the lip balm. Plain old Vaseline
can even stand in for body lotion when you are desperate (dry
elbows, sore feets, chapped hands).
"What the heck are you wearing lipstick for, we are camping?"
No woman needs to hear this crap from any man. Keep it to yourself
bud! If a chick wants to look good while enjoying nature, let
her! At least she is enjoying 'the great outdoors' with YOU....right? Or at least trying to.
If you are a girly girl that needs a little color on your face, we recommend: Lipfinity by Max Factor
- literally last all day! No re-application needed, no kidding.
DUDES: ask for lip balm, not lip gloss, or you may end up with pink cosmetics on your face. It's Cover Girl, not cover boy.
This small 'must have' item can make or break your second day
outside - enjoying your trip. With low humidity in the Western US, your lips will be crying for moisture as soon as you start
to have real fun. This essential small product is usually up at the
front counter at most convenient stores, but pickin's will be
slim & vareity limited. Cheap, small & inexpensive. Keep
a lip balm in all the best places - your overnight case, purse,
the car console, bike pouch, backpack, waterpack or daypack.
The better choices will be available at your local drug store
chain, or online here at Total Escape for organic lip balms & more natural products. But most small town markets will only have a coupla brands So get prepared, pack well & bring a few favorites with you.
While many claim that "the
more you use lip balm the more dependent on it you become"....
the average persons body chemistry will not even start to adapt
to a new climate for months. So you may as well be comfortable
if you are only outside on a part time basis. No sense spoiling
your vacation with painful, cracked lips.