Swim Week dominated Miami last week, with glamazon runway models and fashion lovers alike flocking to the beach for a week of gorgeous swimwear, and even more gorgeous sun-kissed bodies. I’m hearing we’ll see the return of the high waist (not sure if I’m crazy about that idea), and the rise of the sexy bikini—which is always in style. What’s also always in style? Healthy skin. Who better to look to than the team of stylists backstage at the Mara Hoffman Swim Resort 2013 show for tips to achieve the best bronze possible—while still practicing safer sun?
- Protect your skin by applying a luxurious amount of sunscreen. Stylists used Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration lotion sunscreen to prep the models’ skin. With hydrating ribbons infused with luxurious silk proteins and rich shea butter, Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration lotion sunscreen pampers and protects skin when in the sun, providing 12-hour moisturization while still providing safe and effective broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection.
- Your face requires about a teaspoon of sunscreen for the best coverage, while your arms and legs require about a tablespoon. Adjust accordingly for the torso. For maximum protection, wait for it to soak in (15 to 30 minutes) before indulging in the sun.
- Reapply sunscreen often, at least every two hours. Sweating, swimming, and towel drying can remove sunscreen from your skin’s surface, so be sure to reapply when needed.
- Drink up! Your body needs more water when you’re outside in the glorious summer sun. Drinking water is also good for keeping your skin clear, supple and beautiful.
- Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! The more you moisten your sun-drenched skin, the more long-lasting your tan and the more luminous your golden glow will be.
- Exfoliate to prep your skin! Before applying sunless tanning products, exfoliate all areas you are planning to cover. This will ensure your glow is as smooth and even as possible.
By the way…
Did you know that in the states—the new FDA regulations for sunscreen state that they’re not allowed to be listed at any number above SPF 50+? So what was once an SPF 70 can now only be labeled as an “SPF 50+”. I thought that was interesting. The proposed changes should go into effect in about six months.