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The Importance of Sunscreen: A Must-Have for Your Skin Care Routine

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Surviving the Arizona Sun

Do you ever wonder why the sun-drenched beaches of Hawaii, the Caribbean, and other tropical locales are so popular for vacation? The answer is simple: beachgoers love soaking up the sun, sand, and sea. And while we don’t have a beach, Arizona is known for it’s warm, sunny climate with over 300 days of sunshine each year!

While warm climates make for stunning holiday memories, there is something else to consider—the need to protect your skin from dangerous UV radiation. That especially applies if you plan on making outdoor activities such as snorkeling, surfing, or kayaking part of your travels. Sunscreen should be a must-have item in any traveler’s summer skincare routine — here’s why it’s so important!

6 Reasons to Use Sunscreen Every Day

1. Provides Protection from Harmful UV Rays and Skin Cancer

During the summer season, it’s essential to take extra care of your skin, and using sunscreen is one of the most important steps! Sunscreen not only protects from harmful UV rays that can increase your risk for skin cancer, but can also help keep your skin looking clear and smooth in the long run. Make sure to regularly reapply sunscreen throughout the day; being out in the sun for too long without protection can lead to lasting effects over time. A good sunscreen is an effective tool for everyday use – especially when you’re on a summer vacation. So don’t forget to apply it before basking in the sun!

2. Prevents Premature Aging

Sunscreen is one of the most important preventative steps we can take in preserving the youthful look of your skin. The harsh UV rays from the sun can age us, resulting in premature wrinkles, sagging, and sunspots. To start fighting this aging process, it is critical to incorporate sunscreen into your daily skincare routine. An SPF30 or higher should be applied to any skin that will be exposed to sunlight over periods of 15 minutes or longer. When used correctly, sunscreen can help slow down the appearance of skin aging caused by sun damage and protect us from more serious health conditions like skin cancer. We may still find ourselves aging over time, but with sunscreen, we can at least do so gracefully!

3. Prevents Skin Inflammation

Traveling is one of the joys of life, and it’s easy to forget about protecting your skin from harmful UV rays. When out in the sun it’s important to take care of your skin. Sunscreen is a good way to do this as it prevents skin inflammation. Often, people wait until they have been out in the sun too long before they apply sunscreen; however, this can easily be avoided with a little bit of forethought. Sunscreen should be applied before leaving home so that you can spend your time outdoors enjoying yourself, rather than worrying about sunburn or other unpleasant side effects!

4. Lowers Your Sensitivity to the Sun

If you’re planning a summer trip and are looking for some protection from the harmful rays of the sun, sunscreen is an invaluable product. Not only does it provide immediate physical protection from the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation, but it can also reduce your long-term sensitivity to sunlight. This is especially useful during periods of intense sunshine that can cause sunburn and other skin issues; with regular sunscreen use, exposure to direct sunlight becomes less of a liability and more of a pleasure. Whether you’re going for a relaxing beach day or exploring the great outdoors, make sure to bring a lot of sunscreen along!

5. Reduces the Risk of Hyperpigmentation

When traveling, it is essential to not forget your sunscreen. While in some places high sun exposure can be seen as enjoyable, it is important to prioritize the health of your skin. Sunscreen has been proven to greatly lower the risk of hyperpigmentation. In some cases, hyperpigmentation can cause permanent and difficult-to-hide dark spots on the face and body, making taking precautions while traveling all the more important. So when packing for your next summer adventure, don’t forget to include sunscreen; protecting your skin from harm and future regret is worth it.

6. Improves Skin Health

Summer trips are moments to enjoy the sun and outdoors, but it’s important to keep in mind the long-term risk of too much exposure. Sunscreen is essential for any outdoor activity, as it protects against skin damage. Additionally, with regular use, sunscreen provides a layer of protection that leads to improved long-term skin health. Don’t forget the basic sunscreen tips: apply every two hours, select an SPF of 30 or higher, and make sure it is broad spectrum. 

Enjoy Summer, But Remember Sunscreen


Sunscreen is an important part of your travel kit, not only to protect you from painful sunburns now but also to guard you against long-term health issues such as premature aging and skin cancer. Although other measures can be taken to protect your skin, wearing sunscreen should always be the foundation of your sun protection routine each day – especially while traveling. Traveling without sunscreen is a risk that should never be taken. It’s far better to ensure you’re safe than to learn the hard way why we need sunscreen in the first place! Remember: no tanning session is worth risking your health; take necessary precautions and protect yourself so you can enjoy the sunshine for years to come! With a little bit of planning and preparation, you will be able to make sure that your summer photos are all about beautiful memories and good skin instead of unfortunate retellings about bad sunburns.

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