Sun Safety Tips



Skin is the largest organ of the body and it needs to protect it very well. The ways are multiple, such as: staying out of the direct sunlight during the pick hours (from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), especially in summer, seeking a shade and covering the skin, using sunglasses and big hats and using sunscreen.

Dr. Deepa Sharma, Family Medicine Physician with Baptist Health Primary Care, advises not burning, because it causes injuries and destroys the skin.

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DOCTOR SHARMA, WHAT IS YOUR MAIN ADVICE THAT YOU WANT TO GIVE PEOPLE RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX TO PROTECT THEM FROM THE RAYS OF THE SUN? > OUR SKIN IS OUR LARGEST ORGAN. WE NEED TO PROTECT OUR SKIN. PALE IS THE NEW TOWN. AND WAYS TO PROTECT OUR SKIN ARE MULTI FOLD. YOU WANT TO STAY OUT OF THE DIRECT SUNLIGHT. DURING BEAK — PEAK HOURS IN THE SUMMER, FROM 10:00 A.M. TO ABOUT 4:00 A.M., YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE OUTDOORS. SEEKING SHADE IS IMPORTANT. IN ADDITION, COVER YOUR SKIN SO… LONG SLEEVES OR PANTS, LU SEVEN FITTING CLOTHING IS IMPORTANT TO COVER THE SKIN. WIDEBRIMMED HATS VERY IMPORTANT, AS WELL AS SUNGLASSES TO DETECT THE VERY GENTLE SKIN AROUND THE EYES, AND YOUR EYES FROM MY DISEASES RELATING TO THE SUN. MOST IMPORTANT IS SUNSCREEN. SLATHERING ON SUNSCREEN IS VERY, VERY IMPORTANT. IT IS PART OF ALL FOUR OF THOSE STEPS FOR PROTECTING YOUR SKIN. I KNOW WE WILL BE TALKING MORE ABOUT THAT. > WE WILL DEFINITELY GET INTO THE SLATHERING OF SUNSCREEN. I AM PUTTING ON A HAT. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF OTHER THINGS. THE SIMPLE PART IS, DO NOT BURN. ISN’T THAT ONE THING YOU HAVE TO TELL PEOPLE? THE MINUTE YOUR SKIN STARTS TO FRY LIKE A BURGER ON A GRILL, YOU ARE IN TROUBLE. > ANY TIME I SEE REALLY RAW, RED, BURNED SKIN, HEART RAKES, BECAUSE THAT IS INJURED, DESTROYED SCAMMED. WE NEED TO RESHAPE WHAT BURNED SKIN IS. IT IS NOT NECESSARILY BEAUTIFUL. > INJURED SKIN IS WHAT IT IS. PEOPLE THINK IT IS HEALTHY TO GET A GLOW, BUT YOU HAVE DAMAGED THE SKIN. > THE SKIN IS BURNED. THE SKIN IS INJURED. IT NEEDS TO RECOVER AND HEAL.
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