The Tropical Tribune

“You can’t get a tan with sunscreen” and other tanning myths EXPOSED.

Tanning has been a favoured pastime of women everywhere since at least the 1950’s. But with so many opinions and ideas out there - how do you know who to trust? It’s not the 50’s anymore and we know that tanning CAN be dangerous if no precautions are taken. So we’ve done our homework and we’re here to dispel the top 4 tanning MYTHS, so you can make the most out of your time in the sun.   MYTH #1 “You need to use oil if you want to tan” Tanning oil has been a trend for far too long, and...
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Top 4 dangerous tanning habits

Done the wrong way, sun tanning can take a serious toll on your skin. Premature aging, wrinkles, sun spots or worse can be the consequence if you have any of these 4 dangerous tanning habits. But don’t despair, there is a safe way to tan - as we’ll show you the way. 1. Not preparing your skin Sometimes we wish we could take our tans from 0 to 100 - real quick. But short of using smelly fake tan, there’s no way to get a real tan as fast as we all want. Give your skin the best chance possible...
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Top 5 Tanning Mistakes You're Probably Making

Having a perfect tan doesn’t happen by accident - and if you really do it wrong you’re likely to seriously do some damage to your skin in the process. Take note of these top 5 tanning mistakes and you’ll be on your way to flawless bronze in no time. Mistake #1 - You weren’t prepared.Just like anything else, preparation is key to your tanning success. In order for your skin to produce melanin (the pigment which gives your skin its color), it needs the amino acid tyrosine. By applying a tanning optimizing lotion in advance, you are essentially providing your...
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6 tips for perfect skin on your next tropical holiday

Nothing looks better with a string bikini and a fruity frozen cocktail than smooth, tanned, radiant skin. Follow these 6 tips for perfect skin on your next tropical holiday. 1. Prepare your skin ahead of time Your flights are booked, hotel secured and you’re counting down the days until your toes touch the white sand and you dive in that turquoise water. But what you do to prepare your skin before your holiday is JUST as important as what you do to protect while on holiday. Before you jet off, be sure to give yourself a good exfoliation with a...
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Spoiled for choice- the smart girl’s guide to buying beauty products.

Walk down the aisle of any beauty retailer or drugstore and you will be quickly inundated with products claiming they are green, clean and everything in between. Paraben free, silicone free, sulfate free, phthalate free… we are all told a million times over what our products are free from, but do we even know why? Some products even go as far as making the claim ‘chemical free’, which is absurd, as even the earliest of elementary-aged science students would know that everything is a chemical, including water. We are being told again and again by businesses small and large that...
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Is your sunscreen killing the coral reefs?

What’s the Deal With Reef Safe Sunscreen? In May of this year, the state of Hawaii made a groundbreaking move to completely ban the sales non-reef safe sunscreen - why, you ask? Banning certain types of sunscreen in a place that’s tropical 365 days of the year at first sounds like a terrible idea, but let’s look closer.  Although it sounds kind of drastic, it was a move that was essential in order to preserve and protect the natural beauty of Hawaiian reefs - and hopefully sets an example for the world to take action. Approximately 25 to 60 MILLION...
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