Keeping Your Best Bronze

The combined tanning power of the French people and the Caribbean sunshine is enough to make your neighborhood sun bed unplug itself in shame. As vacationers head south, sunshine is always one of the indulgences of choice, and preserving that winter tan truly does have an unusual (read: psychosomatic) ability to keep you feeling warmer until spring.

The Brin family, who hails from the Caribbean island of Saint Barthélemy in the French Antilles, has developed a range of daily skin care products called Ligne St. Barth. It’s high-quality, plant-based care products with an exotic touch. They’re a favorite line of spas on the island, for their gentleness on freshly tanned skin, and now, the Hotel Le Toiny has launched a new signature treatment, the St. Barth Sun Downer. Using a mixture of green clay, mint, coconut oil, aloe vera, and melon mousse, it is specifically designed to sooth skin after a day in the Caribbean sun. A small boutique hotel affiliated with Relais & Chateaux, Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts, and American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts, the villa suite style rooms are secluded enough to encourage the kind of creative sunbathing that can result in a surprising burn. You’ll appreciate the ingredients’ natural repairing agents and redness-alleviating properties when you’re ready in time to make your dinner reservation at their famed Restaurant Le Gaïac.



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