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J011yroger
12-11-2009, 07:39 PM
Anybody have any great recommendations other than the standard Blistex etc.?

I work a lot in the dry and cold, in addition to tennis, been using Blistex for years, but it really isn't getting the job done. Painful splitting to the point of bleeding.

Same with my fingertips from straightening strings, and callouses on my hands splitting. Looks pretty cool bleeding all over your white overgrip, but is rather annoying.

Thanks in advance.

J

jazzyfunkybluesy
12-11-2009, 07:50 PM
Vaseline or Petroleum jelly work best for me. Those pigs at Chapstick put something in their product to make you need more. Blistex is for cold sores.

Lotion for your hands they probably get beat up working on cars, stringing racquets, playing tennis.

maverick66
12-11-2009, 07:57 PM
You gotta get the medicated blistex. All the other ones dont do anything. If it doesnt burn when you put it on its not working.

Orion
12-11-2009, 08:21 PM
I picked up this chapstick called X-Balm at Target over the summer. Can't find it now but it's the perfect blend for me not too slick and not to pasty. Chmps is selling this brand at the counter that is close to it. I can't recall the name but Serena is one of the sponsors. They have 4 different flavors. My wife picked one up and told me to try iy. It's the same consistency as the X-Balm stuff I can no longer find.

Hand Lotion- Use Gold Bond HANDS DOWN the best!!! I use it before playing and never have slippage problems using a leather grip.

Fee
12-11-2009, 08:29 PM
Absolutely do not use Blistex or Carmex or anything that contains menthol or camphor which is a potent irritant. Chapstick is wax and while it can protect you from gale force winds, it smells and tastes bad and doesn't moisturize.

My personal favorite is Nivea lip balm, which is now available in the US. I think it's still sold as Labello in Canada and other places. Make sure you get the one that doesn't have a tiny bit of shine on it.

Vaseline is also good and they used to have a tube with a flat tip that was very handy, but I havent seen that in a while.

fed_the_savior
12-11-2009, 08:48 PM
I swear by Chapstick Moisturizer variety, and it's far better than normal Chapstick.

rommil
12-11-2009, 08:49 PM
Eat 25 hard boiled eggs......

mtommer
12-11-2009, 09:19 PM
Burt's Bees is supposed to be very good. For the hands I would suggest Nuetrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream. A little dab, about the size of a pea, will do it per application.

lancernrg
12-11-2009, 09:22 PM
Anybody have any great recommendations other than the standard Blistex etc.?

I work a lot in the dry and cold, in addition to tennis, been using Blistex for years, but it really isn't getting the job done. Painful splitting to the point of bleeding.

Same with my fingertips from straightening strings, and callouses on my hands splitting. Looks pretty cool bleeding all over your white overgrip, but is rather annoying.

Thanks in advance.

J

I've heard alittle dab of K-Y Jelly on your lips does wonders...

Skabeast121
12-11-2009, 11:34 PM
Burts Bees Beeswax Lip Balm is the king i love that *****

Meaghan
12-11-2009, 11:59 PM
vaseline and golf gloves, now there's a thought!

Spinz
12-12-2009, 05:40 AM
Kiehls lip balm #1 - there is nothing better. Climbers used it on Mt. Everest.

J011yroger
12-12-2009, 07:08 AM
Thanks guys for all the suggestions.

J

J011yroger
12-12-2009, 07:08 AM
Eat 25 hard boiled eggs......

Some day! The bet was only 2 dozen.

J

J011yroger
12-12-2009, 07:11 AM
I've heard alittle dab of K-Y Jelly on your lips does wonders...

I tried the sprayable one and it went up my nose, so now I am a bit afraid.

No reason to have it in the house anyway, for KY's intended purpose I have found that WD-40 is much cheaper and works just as well, and doesn't have that icky sweet taste.

J

LanEvo
12-12-2009, 10:38 AM
Blistex Medicated Balm

Lakoste
12-12-2009, 10:43 AM
http://www.beenaturallipbalm.com/
I buy this stuff in bulk, tangerine is amazing.

Fee
12-12-2009, 11:29 AM
http://www.beenaturallipbalm.com/
I buy this stuff in bulk, tangerine is amazing.

That does look like a good product, with very moisturing ingredients. No sunscreen though, so it's best for indoors and night time.

jswinf
12-12-2009, 11:36 AM
I'm partial to Banana Boat lip balm. Works good for me and has SPF 30 for peace of mind.

Dedans Penthouse
12-12-2009, 12:33 PM
be pro active


making out

Lakoste
12-12-2009, 12:42 PM
That does look like a good product, with very moisturing ingredients. No sunscreen though, so it's best for indoors and night time.

All my tubes say
"Made with Shea Butter. Natural Protectant Against the Sun"
Not sure if that is BS, but once you keep the tube in your pocket for a while and your body heat warms it up..... uh-mazing.

beckham
12-12-2009, 12:45 PM
Medicated Burt's Bee's for Winter.
SPF Burt's Bees's in the Summer.

seffina
12-12-2009, 01:03 PM
If these suggestions don't work and you continue having a serious problem, try 100% extra virgin coconut oil for a little while. Just to heal up.

(And something w/ SPF for daily use (winter or summer.))

J011yroger
12-12-2009, 05:32 PM
Thanks for the ideas, went and got the Keihl's today, so far am impressed.

J

sphinx780
12-12-2009, 06:19 PM
I swear by Chapstick Moisturizer variety, and it's far better than normal Chapstick.

ditto. one suggestion is to put it on before bed. I can forget for days, and my cracked bloody lips are good as new by morning. works through a MN winter at least.

sphinx780
12-12-2009, 06:33 PM
Thanks for the ideas, went and got the Keihl's today, so far am impressed.

J

as winter is just coming on, I will be interested to see how you feel after trying it out for a bit.

beedlejuice22
12-12-2009, 06:37 PM
Burts Bees is the God of chapstick. I use no other chapstick.

CanadianChic
12-12-2009, 07:46 PM
My personal favorite is Nivea lip balm, which is now available in the US. I think it's still sold as Labello in Canada and other places. Make sure you get the one that doesn't have a tiny bit of shine on it.



I agree. I like this stuff I call Alpine which donates proceeds to the Canadian Olympic ski team. I also use Herbacin (feels like butter), the original Chapstick and vaseline occasionally. I am a bit of a lipchap junkie but avoid anything mint or eucalyptus as it dries the skin.

topspin
12-12-2009, 08:28 PM
I use pure coconut oil. Just slap some in a small pack and carry it around with you. Make sure the pack seals properly though. Coconut oil is cheap, plentiful, and works great.

skyzoo
12-12-2009, 09:00 PM
Say Yes to Carrots Lip Butter Carrot flavor. Best lip balm of all time

http://www.yes-to-carrots.com/?CategoryID=739

SirGounder
12-13-2009, 01:02 PM
I like Burt's Bees during the day and Petroleum Jelly before I go to sleep and in the morning. Keeps my lips from drying out and cracking.

TahoeTennis
12-13-2009, 02:45 PM
Trader Joe's makes a new mint lip balm which is excellent, and cheap!

Spinz
12-14-2009, 08:59 AM
Thanks for the ideas, went and got the Keihl's today, so far am impressed.

J

You wont regret it. It is the best out there.