Mara Hoffman presented her collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013 and during her backstage interview she shared her secrets for luxurious summer skin. She uses her go-to-staple of Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration lotion. In fact, Mara Hoffman considers it her best accessory yet.
"When I come back to New York City, I always love to bring a little piece of the beach back with me because I don¹t know how long it will be until I get there again. Sometimes it¹s a great hat or a great pair of sandals but I also have always loved Hawaiian Tropics even since I was a kid. It¹s that scent that instantly brings me back to the beach and those great memories of the sun and the sand."
Her luxurious skin tips are the following:
TIP 1: Protect your skin by applying a luxurious amount of sunscreen stylists used Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration lotion sunscreen to prep the models' skin backstage. With hydrating ribbons infused with luxurious silk proteins and rich shea butter, Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration lotion sunscreen provides needed 12-hour moisturization and broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection.
TIP 2: The face requires about a teaspoon of sunscreen for best overall coverage, while your arms and legs can require about a tablespoon. For maximum protection, wait for it to soak in (15 to 30 minutes) before indulging in the sun.
TIP 3: Reapply sunscreen often according to the SPF number on the bottle. For example, SPF 15 means you apply it after fifteen minutes of sun exposure.
TIP 4: Drink up. Your body needs more water when you're outside in the warm summer sun. Drinking water will keep your skin clear, supple and beautiful.
TIP 5: 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 any sunless tanning products, exfoliate all areas you are planning to cover. This will ensure your glow is as smooth and even as possible.
- 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.