Summer is finally here! A time for triple-digit temperatures and dips in the pool on a warm evening, summer days in Scottsdale are anything but cloudy. With the warm weather come celebrations, cool drinks and, of course, plenty of sunshine! Whether you’re chilling by the pool solo or hanging with the squad, here are some things you absolutely cannot leave home without!
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Yawn, right? Aren’t you tired of being told you have to wear sunscreen? Well, it’s a definite must-have when it comes to the Scottsdale sun. We recommend Arizona Sun’s SPF 30, a local favorite made with indigenous ingredients like jojoba, sage, cacti and aloe vera. You can find it at Kactus Jock, along with other great Arizona Sun products!
You protect your skin with sunscreen, so protect your eyes with sunglasses! Pick up a trendy pair from Alixandra Blue, one of Scottsdale’s unique boutiques right here in Old Town.
No one likes dry, chapped lips – ‘nuff said! Pick up cute lippies like these at The Thumb, North Scottsdale's upscale carwash/gas station/BBQ joint!
Whether you’re a floppy hat person or a baseball cap person, a hat will do more than protect your scalp from getting sunburned. Wearing a hat also will help protect your eyes, skin, and hair from sun damage! Carmen on 5th has a great variety to choose from, like this “I’d Hike That” baseball cap.
Sometimes getting a sunburn is unpreventable – it’s just going to happen no matter how much sunscreen you put on. So, we recommend buying a bottle of soothing aloe vera gel, like this one from our friends at Arizona Sun, or applying the healing juice straight from the plant.
Wearing sneakers to the pool isn't always the best idea (wet socks). So head on over to Havaianas located in Scottsdale Fashion Square to grab a pair, or two! These flip-flops are heat, water, and odor-resistant – perfect for your day at the pool!
Taking a day off to relax by the pool only gets better when you add a pool floaty! Don’t have a pool of your own? Float the day away at one of Scottsdale’s best (and most-Instagrammable) pools!