Don't Burn Baby Burn In The Tucson Inferno!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate

Tucson, Arizona.  We are over 100 degrees today. And not a cloud in the sky. It’s officially that time of year when everyone and anyone who wants to get anything done outside – starts heading out by 5am to “get ‘er” done!  Doesn’t matter if its exercise, yard work or simply going to the grocery store – the earlier you shake things up – the better.

Arizona is without a doubt – one of the states with the highest number of skin cancer cases.  Best thing you can do from now until October – wear hats, sunglasses, long sleeve shirts and sunscreen up.

And not all sunscreens are the same.  So if you don’t want to bake, take some advice from the experts:

  • Start by buying a good sunscreen.
  • Also buy a good lip balm with sunscreen – lips burn as easily as your skin will.
  • Opt for the products without oxybenzone – which is most commonly found in the high water and sport sunscreens.  Even though the FDA says it’s safe – toxicology experts claim it isn’t.
  • Pick a broad spectrum sunscreen that covers UVB and UVA rays.
  • Don’t pay more for a bigger number – SPF 30 is better than SPF 85. Even though 85 sounds better it doesn’t work any better or less.
  • If you're going to swim - considering wearing swim shirts with built in SPF factors.

Once you have all that done, wear the sunscreen and lip balm – along with a hat and sunglasses and reduce your risk of baking and burning in the hot sun!

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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

the earlier you shake things up – the know that got my attention Gabrielle.  Great advice for anyone spending any time at all outdoors.  Wow, 100 degrees already, and it's only May.

May 16, 2012 06:10 AM #1
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


I'm not looking forward to the dog days of summer here on the East Coast. This is great local infomation for readers.


May 16, 2012 06:25 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Hi Gab....if we can get beyond monsoon season, we may see the sun.... it's 70 and cloudy today..... sun tomorrow but still in the low 70's....perfect weather..... I don't know how you manage in 100 degree weather..... we may get a day or two in the 90's in a bad summer, but that's it..... I'd never survive in Arizona....

May 16, 2012 07:27 AM #3
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


It's getting to that time of year to where sunscreen becomes a must.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 16, 2012 12:05 PM #4
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Gabrielle I played golf yesterday it was hot and I wished I had used sunscreen I still feel it today but I haven't been known for my brain

May 16, 2012 09:03 PM #5
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

Wow 5:30 that is a thought I may change our hours this summer with the mild winter the Hurricanes are going to be bigger and stronger I'm afraid.

May 16, 2012 10:33 PM #6
Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038 - Downingtown, PA


My wife is fanatical about some sun screen, even if I am just showing homes (you know, the in and out of the car and houses)....and I have given up fighting her, LOL.

May 16, 2012 11:21 PM #7
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

My son wears a baseball cap and applies sun screen each day before heading to school. By the way, drink more water now

May 17, 2012 10:25 PM #8
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