For many of us Summer may be a distant memory now, but it is important to make sure that you are protecting your skin all year round from the harmful UVA and UVB rays, whether that is in this country or your going away for a late Summer holiday or heading to the ski slopes for a Winter break.
Hawaiian Tropic is one of the most established providers of suncare and after sun products, the company was founded in 1969 and has been providing sun care solutions with skin nourishing antioxidants and exotic botanicals ever since.
Over the Summer I have been using some of Hawaiian Tropics products, including the Silk Hydration SPF 30 Protective Sun Lotion, Golden Tint SPF 15 Sun Spray Lotion and the Silk Hydration After Sun Hydrating Lotion. This is my first time using this brand of suncare products so I wanted to see why they have been around for so long.
- Remember SPF is a sun filter not a block
- Choose the right SPF for your skin type
- If you would burn after 30 minutes and wore an SPF 30 it means you’re protected thirty times longer.
- Over exposure to the sun is a serious health threat
- Make sure you have applied your SPF everywhere
- Avoid the midday sun.
- Re-apply if necessary.
The Silk Hydration products are some of the newest innovations from Hawaiian Tropic, their unique creme ribbons are infused with natural silk proteins and glycerine, these ingredients deeply moisturise the skin to help prevent the skin from drying out in the sun, whilst nourishing antioxidants help maintain enriched and protected skin, giving you an essential daily moisturiser and a high quality sun protection in one product.
I always usually choose a medium to high SPF as it means I am protected for longer, I applied the lotion after my morning shower, allowing the skin to cool down and then applied the Silk Hydration SPF 30 Lotion sinks straight into the skin, completely non greasy , non shiny or sticky. There is a gorgeous tropical Pina Colada type scent to it as well, which gets you in the mood for some relaxing holiday time. I found that one application in the morning was enough to keep me protected all day without needing to reapply. I would recommend you do reapply if you feel the need to or if you are in and out of a swimming pool as that can cause the filter to break down and your more exposed in water too.
After the first few days of applying the SPF 30 Silk Hydration Lotion, I decided to give the Golden Tint Sun Spray a try, as the only drawback about a cream formula is that it is a little difficult to make sure you have applied it well to your own back, unless you have someone to help you with that. This is when a spray formula sun protection is an ideal solution to try, the nozzle allows you to cover hard to reach areas with ease, also the Golden Tint to this formula gives the skin a hint of colour and enhances the tan which you are already starting to achieve.
The texture of this Sun Spray is a light non greasy formula, which again sinks straight into the skin but leaves the skin with a golden tint which isn’t a high shine so perfect for guys to enhance their tan, it also brings out greater muscle definition too. This formula is also water resistant up to 80 minutes, so unless you are taking a shower then this protection will stay on the skin for longer if you are in and out of the pool.
It is just as important to treat your skin and aid its repair after sun exposure as it is to protect yourself whilst in the sun. A Lot of the damage can be caused by not using a specific aftercare lotion as the skins natural defenses will be working overtime after being in the sun. This is where this Silk Hydration After Sun comes into its own with a combination of silk protein and shea butter to deeply moisturise the skin and aloe with a cooling sensation to calm and reduce the heat after sun exposure.
I adore the tropical coconut and papaya fragrance of this after sun, it isn’t over powering and lightly scents the skin without the need of a aftershave or fragrance as if you use those on your skin in the sun there is a chance it could cause pigmentation. I’m not one to sit out in the sun all day so I don’t use an aftersun for any redness, instead I use one to make sure my skin is hydrated and help it to repair quicker.
Overall this trio of products will be all you need to protect and repair your skin, combined with powerful skin hydrators and wonderful fragrances.
Have you tried Hawaiian Tropic before?
Do you use SPF?
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