The other day, I decided to do a run outside in the 20 degree temperatures. I TOLD myself I needed to apply Lip Defender before I started, and of course, I totally forgot.
It was a terrible, avoidable mistake. Running in cold temperatures without proper protection results in chapped lips. It's because the skin on your lips is thinner than the skin on other parts of your body. So when you're running outside, your lips are getting assaulted by cold, dry air while still being exposed to the wind and sun. This is a recipe for chapped lips.
Applying a thin layer of Lip Defender protects your lips from the elements in the winter months, while also locking in your lips' natural moisture with siliconized bees wax and SPF protection.
And if you do forget to apply Lip Defender before your run, just warm the tube of Lip Defender up in your hand BEFORE you try to apply. Applying frozen Lip Defender on cold, chapped lips is a challenging (and mildly painful) task.
Happy running this winter!