A Brief Natural History of the Sonoran Desert

A Brief Natural History of the Sonoran Desert

CC Sunscreens All About Arizona, Desert, Environment, Fun Facts, History, Nature

Beautiful surroundings are something Arizonans almost take for granted. From our astounding geology to its tenacious ecology, our Sonoran Desert shows us breathtaking beauty and natural wonder. Have you ever wondered what shaped this land? Behind the rock formations, climate patterns, flora and fauna there lies an ancient history that the region is still connected to. Based in part on …

Understanding Vitamin D

Understanding Vitamin D

CC Sunscreens Environment, Health, Research

Our body needs vitamins to grow, heal and function well. Vitamins permeate our food, where we consume them and let our body absorb them as nutritional content. In fact, vitamins are usually assumed to be obtained through ingestion, from vitamin-enhanced milk and cereal to a daily multivitamin that delivers a complete (or nearly complete) dose of most nutritional requirements our …

How Light Can Affect Your Emotions

How Light Can Affect Your Emotions

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If you’ve ever tried to grow a plant in a windowless room, you’ve probably learned a lesson in how important lighting is. Without a full spectrum of light, either coming from the sun or lights that mimic sunlight, most plants will fail to thrive and many will refuse to flower. Humans aren’t plants, but the way we experience light can …

Weekend Trip: Meteor Crater

Weekend Trip: Meteor Crater

CC Sunscreens All About Arizona, cool tips, Desert, Family & Fun, Fun Facts, Nature, Travel

Flat, sandy, arid grasslands characterize the countryside east of Flagstaff, between the wooded hills of the Mogollon Rim and the delicate hues of the Painted Desert. Perhaps the most significant major attraction is the Meteor Crater, which lies 6 miles south of      I-40, halfway between Winslow and Winona. This huge depression, 0.74 miles in diameter and 550 feet deep, was …

UV Rays are a Threat To Your Eyes

UV Rays are a Threat To Your Eyes

CC Sunscreens Health, Research, Sun Protection

Choosing the perfect pair of sunglasses isn’t just about the look. “Many consumers make sunglasses purchases based on style and comfort, but when choosing a pair of sunglasses, it’s vital to check the label to make sure lenses are UVA/UVB protective,” said Mike Daley, the CEO of The Vision Council. “By highlighting the cumulative and irreversible damage UV overexposure can …

5 Things You Didn't Know About the Winter Solstice

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Winter Solstice

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It seems like summer was just yesterday, but the shorter days and longer nights remind us of winter’s progress. Coming up this December is the Winter Solstice which marks the point in the year where the night is the longest, truly our darkest day. Observing the Solstice has been an aspect of many cultures from ancient times onward, and celebrated …

Holiday Events in the Sonoran Desert

Holiday Events in the Sonoran Desert

CC Sunscreens Community, cool tips, Events, Family & Fun, News

Happy Holidays from CC Sunscreens! If you’re spending the holidays in Central Arizona, you know we have a unique way of bringing in the seasonal cheer. Our Southwestern winter features epic lighting displays, plenty of good music and even a little bit of snow. As you get ready to celebrate with your loved ones, here’s some great events to check …