Tag: sunburn

Summer sunscreens and your health; what your doctor wants you to know.

Summer sunscreens and your health; what your doctor wants you to know. We are well into the summer months and sunscreens are part of the ritual.   Which one should you buy for the best coverage and what should you avoid. The American Medical Association offers some suggestions for summer skin safety, proper SPF, and sunscreen application methods. They recommend SPF 30 or higher, avoiding the sunniest parts of the day, and how to properly apply sunscreen throughout the day to avoid sunburn and longstanding skin damage. Check out their recommendations below Too much sun exposure can have damaging effects on Read More »

Vitamin D; is it a potential sunburn and skin cancer remedy? Check out this USA Today article.

Vitamin D; is it a potential sunburn and skin cancer remedy?  Check out this USA Today article. Vitamin D deficiency is a common problem that has been verified in recent studies. Years ago, most of us would spend hours in the sun, often without any protection. Years and many sunburns later, dermatologist offices are treating many skin growths and cancers that were thought to be caused by these activities.   The growing concerns of skin damage from the sun has reduced the amount of time most of us spend in the sun and most of the public is more careful about Read More »