Yes! Black People Need Sunscreen Too- Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration

Yes! Black People Need Sunscreen Too- Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration

I get tired of hearing Black people say, “We don’t need sunscreen. We have natural sunscreen”. Soooo not true! My boyfriend finally learned while we were in Mexico a couple of years ago and his skin was bright red, painful and later on peeling. The sun is no joke to any skintone. Black people are not eliminated from the damage the sun can do or skin cancer.

Hawaiian Tropic is the official sun care sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim and sponsor of the Mara Hoffman Swim Resort 2013 show

Here are some tips for beach lovers and city slickers from Hawaiian Tropics:

#TIP 1: Protect your skin by applying a luxurious amount of sunscreen. ­ Stylists used Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration lotion sunscreen to prep 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.

#TIP 2: 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.

#TIP 3: 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.

#TIP 4: 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.

#TIP 5: Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! The more you moisten your sun-drenched skin, the more long-lasting your tan and the more luminous your golden glow.

#TIP 6: 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.

– Tanning occurs at the lower levels of your skin, where the skin’s pigment cells are located. Exfoliating polishes your skin and gives it a healthy glow. You’ll improve the look of your tan by removing flaky surface skin cells that give your skin a dull appearance.


 I personally prefer spray sunscreens like the Hawaiian Tropic Clear Touch Spray because I can get a nice layer of SPF protection and it feels very light. I typically only wear sunscreen when I’m going to be outside for long periods of time with no shade.  I HATE sunburn and I don’t like drastic tan lines. I make sure to get my feet too. I’ve been caught many times before with stupid tanlines on my feet from wearing sandals or flip flops outside lol. At least the SPF shields from drastic tan lines and burning.

Do you wear sunscreen? If so, do you prefer lotions or sprays?