Dr. Loretta Davis in her office on Augusta University's Health Sciences Campus.

Medical College of Georgia expert offers tips to prevent summer skin damage

This time of year, many of us head outside to enjoy the sunshine. We all know it’s important to wear sunscreen to prevent sunburn, but there’s more to being safe than spraying some on and hitting the beach, an Augusta University faculty expert advises.

The right amount of sunscreen is approximately a shot glass full, said Loretta Davis, MD, chair of the Department of Dermatology at the Medical College of Georgia. The sun can attack from the bottom up and reflect off water and sand, requiring sunscreen on the neck and chin, which can be easily forgotten during application.

Davis provides more expert tips on protecting skin from sun damage during the summer months.

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Tim Rausch

Tim Rausch is a Communication Strategist in the Dean's Office at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.

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