Before you head out to enjoy this gorgeous weather with your favorite citrus cocktail, read this! Phytophotodermatitis, aka margarita burn, aka lime disease can cause irritation and hyperpigmentation! Phytophotodermatitis occurs when plant chemicals (lime, for example) come into contact with your skin and are then exposed to sunlight. The skin becomes irritated and then darkens (hyperpigmentation). If you receive a "margarita burn, " treatment may include a corticosteroid cream to reduce irritation and inflammation. Once the irritation is resolved, the discoloration can be treated with a bleaching cream/pad...and of course, dont forget the sunscreen!!
Wearing a mask correctly can prevent the spread of #COVID19. When wearing one:
1️⃣ Wash or sanitize your hands before putting it on
2️⃣ Ensure it covers your nose and mouth
3️⃣ Avoid touching it in public
4️⃣ Wash your mask after every use
Regular skin exams are crucial to healthy skin. The earlier a skin cancer is detected, the better the prognosis. Whether you go once a year or twice a year for your skin check, make sure you think about your eyes too. See an opthalmologist once a year and ask them to check the back of your eye for any sun damage. And when you head outdoors in the beautiful San Diego sunshine don’t forget your sunscreen, hat AND sunglasses!
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