Summer has been here for weeks now down in Arizona, however, in most parts of the country, it’s just starting up. If you feel like you’ve suddenly gone from Spring to Summer all too quickly, as it does in most regions of the country (the Midwest especially!), then you’ve likely started to feel that seasonal dread of slathering on the sunscreen. If this sounds like you, you’re simply not wearing the right kind. Sun safety doesn’t have to feel heavy or greasy anymore, especially when you make the switch to Arizona Sun. If that infamous sunscreen smell gets to you as well, you’re in luck! Arizona Sun has a lovely signature scent that comes from the native ingredients we use like jojoba, cactus, and sage.
We know you’re probably already getting plenty of reminders to practice sun safety, so instead of just another reminder, we want to provide a few reasons as to what makes it so important.
Over the years, the depletion of the ozone layer has increased the risk of sun damage from UV rays. When you think of your ancestors and how they never had sunscreen, know that the sun’s UV rays weren’t nearly as intense on their skin. Of course, this isn’t to say that sunburn or skin cancer were impossibilities either, it just wasn’t quite as likely. Besides, now there’s an easy way to protect yourself from both.
“But my skin tans! I rarely get burnt!” This is a very common excuse we hear as to why someone won’t wear sunscreen. Even if your skin tans, the truth is that this is just the first step in skin damage. Though it’s not as dangerous as burning, you are still putting yourself at a higher risk for skin cancer. Even if you have a base tan, experts say that this is the equivalent of having SPF 3-4 on. If you are going to be out in the sun, we recommend Arizona Sun Oil-Free SPF 30 and Arizona Sun Water Resistant Spray SPF 45.
Form Great Skincare Habits This Summer
They say it takes 21 days to form a habit. Once you commit to making sunscreen a part of your routine each morning, it’ll feel natural, just like brushing your teeth or washing your face. Arizona Sun recommends applying moisturizer and sunscreen right after you wash your face. Our Arizona Sun SPF 30 Oil-Free Sunscreen is perfect for face and body. It’s light and dries quickly, perfect for every-day protection. Because it’s oil-free, it won’t make the sensitive skin on your face break out either. After showering with our soothing Arizona Sun Bath and Shower Gelee, follow up with our signature Arizona Sun Skin Moisturizer. This formula has the perfect balance between being lightweight in the summer heat and providing long-lasting hydration.
Of course, you can’t forget about lip protection either. Lips are one of the worst places to have a sunburn. You can feel it every time you eat, drink, wash your face, etc. Simply the worst and completely avoidable! Arizona Sun offers two perfect solutions: Prickly Pear Lip Balm and Sunkist Lip Balm, both of which are SPF 15.
Read more about our favorite summer picks for sun safety on our brand new blog page! (Edwin can you put the link here? Thx.)