I know ....I tricked you just a little ....but what I want to share is important & may help others when out in the sun for extended flying sessions.
I recently got sunburned on my lips while out kite-flying at the beach while in St. Augustine, FL & decided to try an alternative to using SPF protection lip balm. I've used several brand of sunscreen lip balm in the past & hated the taste that inevitably gets into your mouth ...and after getting sunburn on my lips, putting any of those stick application lip balms on my sunburned & swollen lips was painful ...even if I wanted to suffer that awful taste in my mouth.
I decided to shop around for a face shield to protect from any further damage to my face & lips. Fortunately there was a Fishing Shop that carried what I was looking for. There are a few brands out there. They carried the 'Buff' brand. After much decision making ....(style's important when flying kites after all
) ...I decided on the UV protection Multifunctional Headwear 'DY Yahoo Flank' design. It re4ally did the job of not only protecting my lips from further damage ...it also protected my lower nose, face, neck, & ears ....letting me continue flying the remainder of my vacation without further sun damage!
Here's the 'Buff' I purchased:
And here's a photo taken of me with the Buff pulled up over my face:
My lips were swollen quite a bit & the Shop owner thought the Buff might irritate my already sun-damaged lips but I decided to buy & try one anyway. I'm glad I did. The soft micro-fiber material did not irritate my lips & was comfortable to wear. Breathing is slightly restricted through the thin material but not enough to prevent active flying. I'd highly recommend this great product & will probably be buying another one in another design for myself!
Here's a link http://buffusa.com
to their website showing the multitude of styles & designs they are made in.