Proud to be reef friendly

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Hawaii law makers have passed a bill to ban sunscreens that harm the coral reefs

The world has praised Hawaii for taking this monumental step to stop the sale of sunscreens containing the chemicals, which scientists say contribute to the killing and bleaching of coral. The bleaching leaches the coral of nutrients that sustain marine life, disrupting the development of fish and wildlife.

Top 5 Sun Protection Tips for Golfers

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Now that the winter golf season is in full swing, a golfer will spend an average of four hours during the hottest part of the day on the golf course. Here are our 5 great top tips to help you stay protected from the intense sun rays.

  • Sunscreen is extremely important as you will be spending a lot of time in the sun. Make sure to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Don’t forget your ears! Even with a cap your ears and neck will be exposed, so ensure you reapply sunscreen every 40 minutes.
  • How does your skin react in the sun

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    How does your skin react in the sun?
    Generally speaking, people with fair skin produce less melanin which is the body's natural way of protecting itself from sun exposure. Certain other skin types produce melanin at a greater rate during similar sun exposure, allowing the skin to appear darker, and thus also have better protection from the sun. Sunscreens are necessary however for all skin types.

    Get a-head of the sun

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    When in the sun most people apply sunscreen to their face but may never even consider protecting their hair or scalp. You may not experience the same symptoms caused by the sun on your hair but it can quickly become dry and damaged. This is not helped by taking a dip in the pool or the sea due to the drying effects of chlorine and salt. Your first line of defence against the sun is wearing a hat but moisturising your hair is another essential step.

    Natural Tone Organic Skincare

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    We're rightfully proud of Natural Tone Organic Skincare products because they're gluten free - many people now follow a gluten free diet, not just Celiacs or those with gluten intolerance. Although gluten cannot be absorbed through the skin, it is all too easy to wipe your mouth after applying lotions thus enabling gluten to enter your system.

    Natural Organic Skincare is only made with naturally occurring ingredients and is Micro-bead Free! It is, of course, completely free from animal testing.

    Great Reasons To Go Natural

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    Parabens are widely used in chemical-based cosmetics to enhance shelf-life yet can cause skin irritation. Natural Tone Organic Skincare only use natural preservatives.

    Sulfates can cause a number of problems for your hair including drying out, scalp irritation, colour fading and even hair loss. Natural Tone Organic Skincare’s Body Wash, Shampoo and Conditioner are all, of course, sulphate-free.

    Stay Safe In The Sun

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    Now that summer's here and the days are getting longer we often increase time spent in the sun. Sunlight provides many health benefits such as calming the nervous system, toning muscles and combatting tiredness, depression and stress. The Vitamin D it provides also revitalises our skin and bodies.

    Suncare Facts - Ageing & Wrinkles

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    Ultraviolet light (UV) contained in sunlight is responsible for much of the ageing of the skin. To help reduce ageing limit your exposure to the sun especially when UV rays are at their strongest, between 11am and 2pm.

    Use broad-spectrum SPF 30 sun protection every day, reapply frequently even in winter and when cloudy.

    Suncare Facts - Water & The Sun's Rays

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    We often cool down in or near water - at water-parks, swimming in sea or pools, on boats or enjoying water-sports.

    Water can make skin feel cooler, often hiding the effects of the sun until later so it’s important to use a water-resistant sun lotion.

    Suncare Facts - Babies & Children

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    Babies' and children´s skin is not as resistant as adult skin, it is more sensitive and is therefore easily damaged.

    If you can see it, UV can reach it, so it is important to protect and cover as much of your child´s skin as possible, even on a cloudy day.

    Suncare Facts - Your Tan Starts At Home

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    Soft, moisturized skin tans better then dry, under-nourished skin. Drink plenty of water at home on a regular basis to flush impurities from your skin.

    Get your body used to some exposure to the sun prior to arriving in your resort to help kick-start the all-important melanin production in your skin.

    Suncare Facts - Prickly Heat / Heat Rash

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    An itchy rash of small, raised red spots that cause stinging or a prickling sensation on the skin caused by excessive perspiration, usually in a hot, humid environment.

    Chemical laden sunscreens block pores, trapping heat and sweat in the skin causing the characteristic bumps.

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