Honey Shield will harden slightly in cold weather and might become difficult to apply. We can make it softer but then it will not stick so well in turbulent water.
Luckily there is a trick: When your Honey Shield becomes hard in the cold, apply some pressure to the surface with your index finger while gently making small circular movements. The heat of your finger along with the pressure will quickly soften the Honey Shield leaving a soft paste on your finger that will be easy to apply.
You can also leave the Honey Shield jar on your car's dashboard to soften while driving to the surf spot.
Applying Honey Shield is a bit like painting. Firstly, saturate your face with sun lotion and allow a few moments to absorb into the skin. Secondly, apply sun mask to nose, lips and cheeks.
Honey Shield forms a physical barrier between your skin and the sun. If you cannot see your skin through the Honey Shield, neither can the sun.
HS Sun Mask is best removed by wiping with a coarse, dry towel. We suggest dedicating a small hand towel for this. Once it is covered with HS Sun Mask, just chuck it in the wash with the rest of your clothing. HS Sun Mask does not stain so you don't have to worry about it ruining your towels or clothes.
Another special quality of Sun Mask and Barrier Balm is that you can apply it on small cuts and grazes when you go into the water. Honey is a natural disinfectant and helps keep the baddies out. However, cleaning the wound properly before you apply Sun Mask or Barrier Balm is advised since you don't want to seal the bad stuff in.
Recycle / Re-use
Honey Shield products come in a high quality jars. Once empty you can use it for storage, e.g. needle and thread for wetsuit repairs. If you have no need for it, please recycle.