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How to Treat “Margarita Burn”

If you’re out in the summertime heat enjoying a drink or two by the beach, it’s time to beware of the newest type of burn – the “margarita burn.” When I first heard about this type of burn, I was completely unaware of what it pertained to. After listening to a segment on the radio and doing my own research, I soon found out that it actually had to do with lime juice that is found in margaritas!According to the Mayo Clinic, the scientific name for a case like this is phytophotodermatitis, a skin condition that occurs from sensitivity to […]

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Stopping Sunburn Skin Peeling

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, which should really make us reflect on how important it is to protect ourselves from prolonged sun exposure. Living in Florida, this is something that I deal with on a daily basis, especially on the weekends when at the beach or taking outdoor trips. About 3 weeks ago, I was out fishing for the day and did wear a good SPF 50 sunblock; however I did miss a spot on my arm and shoulder. Needless to say, I was left with a pretty bad sunburn that was lobster red – yikes! I’m a big […]