It is funny how men don’t realise that they need to protect their lips as much as women need to. Nothing worse than getting a kiss from an undernourished pair of lips! in fact, I would like to argue that men need more lip care than women, they seem to spend a higher amount of time in environments (due to their work) that are just aren’t great for keeping lips moist and soft, just like we like to kiss them! (read our complete guide to lip balms here)
Exposure to direct sun which is amplified when it’s bouncing off water or a ski slope is essential to maintain lips that are healthy, soft and crack- free (cracked lips arent great!). A good, high sun protection balm is also waterproof, making it a must- have products for lovers of watersports while lip balms with added zinc oxide protects further from the sun’s harmful rays.
Below we have picked some of the best lip balms for men, ideally by keeping the masculine feel to them, and we have concentrated on the packaging, the colors used, as well as making sure that the fragrances are kept to a minimum.
If your job is working in the sun, then you should make sure that you have a lip balm with a bit of SPF (sun protection factor). Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm is an SPF 25 which means that it can take care of your lips in the cold, heat and wind.
The more time you spend outside, for example at work or play, the more you should consider protecting your lips with a UVA and UVB protecting lip balm. Jack Black ticks all those boxes and more.
Burt’s bees has some amazing products, and this is one that most men wouldn’t find too embarrassing to have in their pocket. A simple peppermint flavor is the perfect one that most men seem to prefer, and being all natural, is free of fragrances and additives. It is easily applied, affordable, and one of our favorite suggestions for the perfect chapstick for men.
A formula that consists of macadamia oil, shea butter and beeswax, this lip balm is ideal for men who need a bit of protection, but also like soft supple lips. With a name like brave Soldier, and in flavours such as Citrus, you cant say no to at the least trying out this very macho looking lip balm.