A South Florida dermatologist says the sun is not just damaging your skin but it’s also a serious environmental problem.
Dr. James S. Sussman, M.D., a professor of dermatology at Miami-Dade College of Medicine, says the problem is not only a skin disease but also an ecosystem problem.
He says the skin needs a healthy environment.
“We live in a very tropical place and the sun makes it a very attractive environment for algae to grow,” he says.
“And we have very little algae growing in Florida.
We have the same amount of trees growing in the Sunshine State.
The sun is an enormous source of pollution and pollutants. “
But in the tropics, the trees, they’re the same kind of trees that you’re growing in.”
The sun is an enormous source of pollution and pollutants.
Dr Sussmans says the U.S. government is currently not spending enough on sun protection.
“There’s no federal government that spends $100 million on the UHVA program, the sun protection program, and it doesn’t exist,” he explains.
“It’s basically just an annual subsidy.
And the UVA program is the only program in the United States that actually funds a sun protection fund.
So the UHSVA program just doesn’t work.”
And that’s where the algae comes in, and we have this problem that we’re all just eating up.
“Sun Protection is not enoughDr Sussmen says there are some simple solutions that will get you the most benefit out of your skin.
But first, he recommends avoiding direct sunlight.
“Because of the direct sunlight, you have an increase of melanoma. “
When you’re on the beach, you’re going to see an increase in your skin cancer risk,” he said.
“Because of the direct sunlight, you have an increase of melanoma.
You have a more aggressive form of skin cancer, and there’s an increased risk of lung cancer, melanoma, lung, pancreatic cancer, skin cancer and even some of the cancers of the eye.”
He also says you need to stay out of the sun during the day, as well.
He suggests avoiding going outside in the morning and staying indoors when the sun goes down.
“It’s just a really, really dangerous place to be,” he cautions.
Dr Sommersons advice for those who are sensitive to the sun has some additional tips.
“If you’re a male or female, go to bed with the sun on, but when you get out, you should stay in,” he suggests.
“Even though you’re protected from the sun, the skin can get dehydrated.”
And if you’re an outdoor person, Dr Sommerts advise not to wear sun protection if the temperature drops below 30 degrees Fahrenheit, or if the sun sets.
He also suggests wearing sunglasses, long pants and long sleeves if you plan to go out in the sun.