New York (PRWEB) July 03, 2014
Dr. Robyn Gmyrek, Dermatologist and Director of the Skin and Laser Center at New York - Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, says there is no such thing as a safe tan, any tan is a result of DNA damage.
Dr. Gmyrek recommends the following guidelines to protect yourself from the harmful effects of the sun:
- Use sunscreen labeled SPF30 or higher and that is labeled Broad Spectrum.
- Apply sunscreen generously to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside and after swimming or sweating.
- SPF-rated clothing offers protection from the sun and the freedom of not having to reapply sunscreen in the covered areas.
- Reapply sunscreen every two to four hours.
- Just one blistering sunburn can increase your risk of skin cancer.
- Use sunscreen labeled “broad spectrum” that has both UVA- and UVB- absorbing/blocking ingredients.
- Seek the shade, wear hats and sunglasses, and use umbrellas when appropriate.
- Use tanning creams instead of tanning beds to get a safe summer glow.
- Most sun damage occurs in the teenage years.
- Developing freckles may be a sign of sustained sun damage. They generally develop in sun-exposed areas such as the face, chest and arms.
New York-Presbyterian Hospital:
New York-Presbyterian Hospital, based in New York City, is the nation’s largest not-for-profit, non-sectarian hospital, with 2,353 beds. The Hospital has nearly 2 million inpatient and outpatient visits in a year, including more than 220,000 visits to its emergency departments — more than any other area hospital.
New York-Presbyterian provides state-of-the-art inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine at five major centers: New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, New York-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital and New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division. One of the most comprehensive health care institutions in the world, the Hospital is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education and community service.
New York-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area and is consistently ranked among the best academic medical institutions in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report. The Hospital has academic affiliations with two of the nation’s leading medical colleges: Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. For more information, visit http://www.nyp.org.