How Does a Dermatologist Protect Her Skin From the Sun?

first_img Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSFlorida Hospital – Apopka Previous articleDream Lake Elementary six weeks away from completionNext articleCultural awareness, collaborative spirit: Building a culture of health Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 From Florida Hospital – ApopkaWho knows how to protect skin from sun damage better than a dermatologist? Tace Rico, MD, dermatologist, at Florida Hospital, gladly shares her best practices to protect her skin, and her children’s skin, from sun damage.Use sunscreen every day and a foundation with sun protection in it.“Protecting your skin from the sun isn’t something you should do only at the beach, it’s necessary every day. Much of what people think is normal aging, like wrinkles and sun spots, are actually the result of sun damage and can be avoided with proper sun protection,” Dr. Rico says. “And don’t neglect to use sunscreen on any part of your body that will be exposed to the sun during the day.”Know your sun protection products and how much to use.“Always use a sunscreen that’s broad-spectrum, designed to protect against UV-A and UV-B rays, has an SPF 30 or higher, and is water resistant. And be sure to use plenty of sunscreen! Not doing so is probably the most common mistake people make when it comes to sunscreen. The average person should use a full shot glass of sunscreen,” Dr. Rico notes.Apply, then remember to reapply.“You should apply your first layer of sunscreen about 30 minutes before you head outside and then reapply every two hours,” says Dr. Rico. “Even if you aren’t going in the water, you can sweat enough to compromise your sunscreen protection, so always remember to reapply.”Wear sun protection clothing in addition to sunscreen.“Whether you’re at the pool or the beach, or just outside at a summer barbecue, you need to protect your skin from the sun. Sunscreen is a must, but protective clothing is also a good idea because that protection is constant,” Dr. Rico advises.Embrace the shade.“If you can, invest in a shade structure that you can take to the beach or park so you and the kids can get a break from the sun,” says Dr. Rico. “And avoid being in the sun during the peak hours of 10 am to 2 pm when the sun is the strongest.”Teach your children about sun protection and make it part of their routine.“My children are ages 3 years and 6 months and we have a complete sun protection program for them. They wear sunscreen and sun shirts whenever we’re in the sun,” Dr. Rico says. “My 3 year old knows to grab his rash guard whenever we’re going to the pool. That’s because we’ve made it part of our outside routine from the beginning, so he doesn’t even think to question it.” You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

Botham Jean’s former neighbor, witness in Amber Guyger trial, shot to death: Police

first_imgMattGush/iStock(DALLAS) — A man who used to lived next to Botham Jean, the victim of a wrong-apartment killing by former Dallas Police officer Amber Guyger, and who was a key witness in Guyger’s murder trial was shot to death Friday night, according to Dallas County’s District Attorney’s Office.Joshua Brown, 28, was shot several times around 10:35 p.m. Friday at the Atera apartments in the 4600 block of Cedar Springs Road in Dallas, about six miles from the South Side Flats apartment complex where Guyger killed Jean in September 2018, police said. Brown later died at a local hospital, according to ABC Dallas station WFAA-TV.The Dallas Police Department confirmed in a statement Sunday afternoon that Brown was found in the parking lot of the Altera apartments shot multiple times in the lower body.Police said no arrests have been made in homicide and investigators are trying to identify a suspect in the case.Lee Merritt, an attorney for Botham Jean’s family, wrote on Twitter that he’d spoken with Brown’s mother, who’s “devastated.”“We all are,” Merritt said. Witnesses told police they heard gunshots and saw a silver, four-door sedan speeding out of the parking lot where Brown was shot, police said.Police responded to the incident at approximately 10:37 p.m., according to the police report.“Upon arrival, officers were flagged down by several witnesses directing them to the complainant’s location,” the police report states. “The complainant was found lying on the ground in the apartment parking lot with multiple gunshot wounds. Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and transported the complainant to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he died from his injuries.”The investigation is ongoing.Brown lived in an apartment across the hall from Jean at the South Side Flats apartment complex in Dallas. He testified at Guyger’s trial on Sept. 24 that he arrived home on Sept. 6, 2018, and heard two voices speaking excitedly just before two gunshots erupted inside Jean’s apartment.He contradicted Guyger’s testimony that she asked Jean to show her his hands before she opened fire, saying on the witness stand that he never heard Guyger say that.Brown’s voice choked up with emotion as he recalled how he’d often hear Jean singing gospel songs inside his apartment most mornings.Guyger testified that she mistakenly entered Jean’s apartment believing it was her own and shot the 26-year-old accountant after wrongly suspecting he was an intruder intent on killing her. A jury convicted her of murder on Wednesday and sentenced her to 10 years in prison the following day.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. I just spoke with Joshua Browns mother. She is devastated. We all are. Joshua Brown was key witness in the murder of Botham Jean that helped put Amber Guyger away. We need answers.— S. Lee Merritt, Esq. (@MeritLaw) October 5, 2019last_img read more