Summer is coming and we’re gearing up here at Arizona Sun! Down here in Scottsdale, where the summer heat reaches well beyond 100 degrees all summer long, being well prepared is key. Even if your skin tans nicely and you rarely get burnt, making sun protection a part of your daily routine is vital to staying healthy in the long run. Premature aging, wrinkles, sunspots, and skin cancer can all result from too much sun exposure.
Protect Your Lips With LipKist and Prickly Pear Lip Balm
Nothing feels worse than sunburnt lips, especially on sensitive skin that is hard to soothe when irritated. If you find your lips are getting dry or cracked frequently now that they’re exposed to more sunlight this time of year, you need SPF protection. Both LipKist and Prickly Pear are SPF 15. If you’ve ever tried a higher SPF lip balm, you may have noticed it feels like actual sunscreen on your lips, which isn’t a pleasant feeling. SPF 15 still feels like a regular lip balm, just with added sun protection. Most drug store lip balms have ingredients that are advertised to soothe chapped lips, like menthol, camphor, and phenol, which can actually do the opposite and dry your lips out, leaving you reapplying constantly. Arizona Sun lip balms use natural lip soothers such as jojoba with castor seed and mineral oils to keep your lips hydrated all day long.
Choosing the Right SPF Level For Your Skin
No SPF level can block 100% of the sun’s UVA/UVB rays. A common misconception is that having a higher SPF level is going to block significantly more sunlight. In truth, higher SPF’s only block marginally more rays. SPF 30 blocks 97% of UVA/UVB rays from the sun, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, while SPF 50 blocks 98%. So will using a higher SPF, let’s say SPF 78, actually be the difference between you getting a sunburn or not? As long as you don’t have genetic diseases or immune disorders that require a very high level of sun protection, then it likely won’t. Though it is often forgotten about, reapplying sun protection every two hours while out in the sun is one of the biggest factors in avoiding sunburn.
If you’re like us and intend to spend some time in the water this summer, then our SPF 45 Water-Resistant Spray is the perfect poolside companion. This clear formula drys in seconds to leave you with a smooth, barely-there feeling. It’s also great for outdoor activities like hiking, running, biking, etc. because it stays on through sweaty adventures. No more dreading putting on greasy sunscreen!
Sun Protection For Kids All Summer Long
Children have a tendency to despise the smell and feel of sunscreen, turning it into a battle every time you lather them up. If you’re looking to avoid the sunscreen tears this summer, try our SPF 30 Sunscreen “For Kids Only.” The scent from the natural sun protectants, like cacti and jojoba, is easy on their little noses. non-greasy and drys quickly, making them forget they even have sun protection on. Heading out for pool time? Try our Water-Resistant “For Kids Only” SPF 30 for greater protection in the water. Visit our website for all of your summer skin protection needs or call us toll-free at +1 (800) 442-4786.