• Sat. Jun 10th, 2023

Health and beauty: Spring break sun protection tips

Dr. Anisa Shomo

Herald Beauty Contributor

Many people are looking forward to traveling this year for Spring Break. It has been a long 4 years of addressing COVID-19 concerns. Continue to keep this in mind as you travel and add sun protection to your checklist. There is a common misconception that Black people do not need to wear sunscreen. Especially in Ohio where our spatial relationship with the sun is less direct than places closer to the Equator. When you travel closer to the Equator, you may notice more sunburns. However, it is important to wear sunscreen daily in Ohio and other Northern locations. Sun damage is possible anytime that the sun is out, even on cloudy days. Keep sun protection in your daily routine.

Sun Protection Checklist: hat, sunglasses, umbrella, beach tent, sunscreen, burn butter

Burn butter? Yes. We plan to avoid burns but if they occur, it is good to have a backup plan. I have been packing Dr. Shortee’s Burn Butter in my travel set for my past few beach trips. This burn butter offered to us by America’s Burn Surgeon, Dr. Tracee Short, has helped heal my skin after sunburns. Dr. Shortee’s Burn Butter is composed of all natural products that include coconut oil, shea butter, rosemary, and chamomile. It is designed to heal traumatized skin which includes burns, eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions. It works very well!I have been able to enjoy my beach trips despite the occasional sunburn on my face or shoulders. The bonus is supporting a Black, woman-owned business and physician colleague. The trial pack is on sale for $6 for 5 packets. Purchase at drshortees.com

Enjoy Spring Break!