Planning a vacation takes time. First, you’ve researched the best destination based on your vacation goals and budget. Then you’ve booked your flight, your car rental and finally your accommodation. Now on to the fun stuff, activities and dining!
When it comes to Maui, outdoor activities and beach time will likely be at the top of the list, but have you thought about sun care in Hawaii and how you will protect your skin while having so much fun in the sun? Sunburn has the potential to seriously ruin or at least damper vacation plans and that risk is much higher in Hawaii than other destinations.
a unique environment
The Hawaiian islands are the most remote islands on the planet, which is part of the unique appeal in visiting but also creates a phenomenon called the ‘albeno’ affect. Our islands are super tiny and cannot absorb the sun rays and heat, plus we are surrounded by a minimum of 5000 miles of water in all directions. Since water reflects the sun, everywhere else around the planet the landmasses absorb the sun rays and heat, but in Hawaii there is nothing to absorb the suns rays, and then the water intensifies it!
Most likely, your makeup and skin care products will not work here as they do back home.
One of the very best things about Maui lies under the surface. Our reef systems and marine life are some of the best in the world and can easily be explored from shore or on a snorkel cruise. But our reefs have suffered from decades of exploring by visitors intent on protecting their skin from the sun. Hawaii recently became the first state to ban certain sunscreens as a measure to protect the state’s essential coral reefs. We are so proud to support that ban and have done our research to find products offering the best reef safe sun care in Hawaii.
a trusted source
I’m Kim, an esthetician for 20 years here in Maui. I’ve had the pleasure of working with tourists and celebrities for over 17 years and have seen how their skin responds and reacts to our unique tropical environment. I am the owner of a boutique spa in historic Lahaina town where I offer holistic skin care services. I am passionate about healing the skin through non invasive therapies and love helping my clients achieve radiant skin. I’ve seen too many clients with sunburns that could leave permanent skin damage so am constantly encouraging responsible fun in the sun.
My favorite part of living on Maui is spending time at the beach with my kids. We are so fortunate to live on the West side of the island with many beautiful stretches of white sand and clear blue water to choose from. Some of my recommended beaches are Napili Bay, Kapalua Bay and Ironwoods Beach.
I am extremely aware of the potential for burns and feel that it is important for me to make sourcing the best reef safe and eco conscious sun care products as easy as possible for island visitors.
sun care concierge
We have a variety of Sun Bundles to choose from, all of which contain eco friendly, reef safe products ready to be delivered to your hotel or vacation rental. When you arrive on Maui, your curated products will be waiting for you, so no need to deal with TSA or shop on arrival. You’ll be set to apply and enjoy everything that beautiful Maui has to offer without the risk of a sunburn ruining those well researched vacation plans. Our sun care in Hawaii products will protect and balance your skin and assist with quick healing from any overexposure from the elements like sunburn or windburn.
I hope that I can help to protect your skin, our reefs and your vacation.
Ready to order your sun bundle? Check out our products at www.skinandtonicmaui.com/suncare