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The summer brings with it a more relaxed atmosphere, beach vacations, pool time, and sweltering heat. While many people enjoy summer and being outdoors, it is incredibly important that you remember to take proper care of you skin. Not only is more of your skin exposed during the summer by wearing shorts, tank tops, and sandals, but there are dangers that your skin is more exposed to during this time of year than during any other time. By understanding how summer heat and summer’s sun exposure harm your skin you can have a better understanding for how to protect your skin.

While the sun provides life to the earth and Vitamin D to your body, sun exposure needs to be kept at a minimal. 90% of wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation are caused by overexposure to the sun. In order to obtain your recommended daily dose of Vitamin D, the ideal maximum sun exposure is 15 minutes before 10 a.m. or 15 minutes after 2 p.m. The sun’s rays are at their harshest between the hours of 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and should be avoided altogether if possible. With the harsh rays beating down on the skin, the UVB rays from the sun penetrate deep into the skin and are responsible for age spots, uneven skin tone, and melanoma.

Preventative measures in preparing the skin and then caring for it throughout the day are crucial in keeping your skin healthy and protected from the sun’s harmful effects. It cannot be stated enough how important it is for you to apply sunscreen Every Single Day. Sunscreens block the harmful rays from penetrating the skin layers, but they need to be re-applied throughout the day for them to be most effective. For a long time, people have been taught to purchase sunscreen with a high SPF, but that is no longer enough. Make sure that you are using a sunscreen that offers protection from both UVA and UVB rays.

Moisturizing your skin is important, not just in the winter when the air is dry, but throughout the year – especially in the summer. It is important to use a rich moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated. Take care to pamper your hands and feet with moisturizer, too, because they are constantly exposed to the sun’s rays.

Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and you must do your part to protect it for years to come. Making smart choices now regarding your skin will protect your health in the future.

Posted on behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.

5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328

Phone: Call (404) 939-9220
FAX: (470) 312-2157

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Dr. Weisman was very professional, friendly, and engaged in conversation with terminology I would understand. Her beside manner was, quite frankly, surprising! It was one of the most comfortable visits I've ever experienced with a doctor.
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Dr. Weisman is a great doctor! She was very informative and personally! Her staff were very welcoming as well I'm glad I found her because she is the only doctor who truly explained what was going with me.
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I truly cannot express how thankful I am for this practice. I have been treated with kindness and immense care by every staff member I have encountered here. The nurses and assistants are beyond attentive and genuinely care for the patient. I have just received a treatment plan from Dr. Laura Biehl, and even if this particular treatment plan doesn't provide me relief, I am confident that Dr. Biehl will work to figure out a solution. She is extremely knowledgeable, listens to patient concerns, and takes time to answer patient questions. Dr. Biehl, and this practice are true gems. If you have any dermatological issues this practice is absolutely the best of the best.
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If your skin disease is affecting your quality of life or you have been told your skin disorder is no longer treatable, we invite you to discover our unique medical dermatology practice in Atlanta. You will find a team of experts in dermatology who are not only dedicated to treating your skin symptoms, but who will work with your primary care doctor and other specialists to give you the comprehensive skin care approach you need to be healthy. Dr. Weisman can show you what it means to have a doctor who is truly an advocate for your health.

Contact our Atlanta Dermatologist today for personalized care and strong expertise in skin care for your entire family.


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Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.


5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328



Phone: (404) 939-9220
Fax: (470) 312-2157
Research Fax: (470) 312-2156

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Mon - Fri: 7:45AM - 4:45PM
Sat - Sun: Closed

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