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Summer Skin Care

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: Daily use of sunscreen is crucial for the health and beauty of your skin.
Air Date: 7/16/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Julia Tzu, MD
Dr. Julia TzuDr. Julia Tzu is the Director and Founder of Wall Street Dermatology. Based on Wall Street, Dr. Tzu is a double board certified dermatologist who specializes in Mohs (for skin cancer) and reconstructive skin surgery, laser surgery, and cosmetic dermatology.

She is one of very few dermatologists in the world, and the only one in New York City, who has devoted additional years of formalized fellowship training in both Mohs surgery as well as dermatopathology, making her amongst the most highly trained and elite dermatologists. Dr. Tzu is committed to delivering excellence in all aspects of patient care. She takes a personalized approach to skincare and seeks to achieve the best outcome with the safest, most conservative measures possible.
Summer Skin Care
If you finally get the chance for a little "vacation" time at the beach or a friend's pool, you may be too excited to remember how to properly care for your skin.

For example, if it's overcast, you may think you don't need to put on any sunscreen.

That's far from the truth; you actually have an increased risk of burning during cloudy days.

How do you know which sunscreen to use?

When choosing a sunscreen, look for a high SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 30, which blocks out 97% of UVB rays and which is typically recommended for everyday usage. A higher SPF may be recommended for outdoor activities.

Always look for "broad spectrum" on the SPF label as an indicator of protection against UVA and UVB, both of which contribute to skin aging and skin cancer.

What happens if you apply sunscreen but end up getting sunburned anyway? What are some ways to help ease your burn?

Julia Tzu, MD, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss how to keep your skin healthy during the summer months.

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