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Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Hawaiian Tropic® Silk Hydration
Introducing new Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration sunscreen, now available in a Clear Mist Spray. This is truly indulgent sun protection in a convenient application that provides the moisture leaving skin feeling hydrated and healthy. Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Clear Mist Spray offers safe and effective broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection, along with 12 hours of luxurious moisturizing to hydrate and pamper your skin. Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Sunscreen Clear Mist Spray is protection you'll love putting on!

Features & Benefits
  • 12 hours of luxurious moisturizing
  • Broad spectrum UVA & UVB protection
  • Refreshing tropical scent
  • Lightweight feel
  • Skin nourishing antioxidants
  • Available in SPF 15 & 30
Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration
What's the difference between UVA and UVB rays? According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, UVA is long wavelength (320-400 nm) UV and accounts for up to 95% of the solar UV radiation reaching the Earth's surface. It can penetrate the deeper layers of the skin and for years has been thought to play a major part in skin aging and wrinkling. Recent studies strongly suggest it may also initiate and exacerbate the development of skin cancers. UVA rays are present during all daylight hours and throughout the winter months. Although UVA rays are less intense than short wavelengths (UVB), they're present all year round and depending upon the time of year, can be 30-50 times more prevalent than UVB rays. Furthermore, UVA radiation can penetrate glass and clouds. So we’re exposed to large doses of UVA throughout our lifetime.

UVB is the middle range of UV with wavelengths between 290-320 nm. It’s very biologically active and responsible for burning, tanning, acceleration of skin aging and plays a very key role in the development of skin cancer. The intensity of UVB varies by season, location and time of day. The most significant amount of UVB hits the U.S. between 10am and 4pm between April and October. UVB rays also penetrate glass.

What is SPF?
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. This is a multiplier that tells you how much longer you can remain in the sun without burning while wearing sunscreen. For instance, if you can usually tolerate the sun for 10 minutes without burning, an SPF 15 will provide you with 15 times that amount, or 150 minutes of protection without burning.
Recommended SPF ProtectionSun Facts
Remember to take care of your skin in the sun with these sun facts:
  • Sun protection keeps your skin looking its best – the harmful effects of UV rays build up over time. Make sun care a part of your daily routine.
  • 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 (15-30 minutes) before indulging in the sun.
  • Sweating, swimming, and towel drying can remove sunscreen from your skin's surface, so be sure to reapply and lather up when needed.
  • If you're looking for a glow, make sure it's a healthy one. Start by using a high SPF to build color slowly and safely.
  • The sun is strongest between the hours of 10am and 4pm between April and October, so be extra sure to protect yourself during these times.
  • The sun's rays are more intense in tropical and semi-tropical locations because exposure becomes more direct as you get closer to the equator. Intensity is also increased in higher elevations where the atmosphere is thinner. Extra protection for skin and eyes is necessary in both cases. Choose a higher SPF in these geographical locations.
  • UVB rays are stronger in the summer. Choose a higher SPF during those months. UVA remains more or less constant throughout the year.
  • Surfaces such as water, sand, snow, and pavement all reflect and intensify exposure. Because of this you can still get burned even when wearing a hat or sitting in the shade.
  • Wear sunscreen even on cloudy or hazy days. UV rays can penetrate these atmospheric conditions and cause sunburn.
  • You can cut down on the overall exposure received by spending intermittent periods of time in the shade.
  • Many medications, including certain antibiotics, heart and blood pressure medicines, antihistamines and antidepressants, can cause photosensitive reactions when the user is exposed to sunlight. This can result in an unusual "sunburn," or a rash or other allergic-type reaction to the skin. Individual sensitivities vary widely and may not happen to every user, every time. Consult your physician or pharmacist before sun exposure when using any medication.
  • Some fragrances can also cause photosensitive reactions wherever they are applied to the skin. Examples are bergamot, citron, lavender, sandalwood and musk.
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