Archive for July, 2020

Your BFF You Never Knew You Had: The Acid Mantle

By Lena Ladenheim, RN, BSN. Acid mantle: /ˈasəd/ man(t)l/. noun. Composed of sebum, natural oils, retained stratum corneum and sweat, it is a both a delicate as well as a slightly acidic barrier, coating the surface of our skin which works to protect us from potentially harmful toxins and impurities as well as working to retain moisture and hydration. The acid mantle is one of the human body’s exquisite innate nonspecific defenses. Our skin’s pH is naturally acidic, ranging from a 4.7-5.7 on the scale, while the environment inside the skin is naturally alkaline. This provides the perfect balancing act for

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Good Light vs. Bad Light

by Jennifer Schloth, PA at Marmur Medical Now that summer has officially arrived, we hope you are all outside enjoying the beautiful weather exercising and relaxing.  We are bike riding, swimming in the water, surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, etc. We love the sun and it’s vitamin D boosting benefit, but ultimately too much UV light can be bad for us. What is the difference between good and bad light?  It is important to be knowledgeable about the different UV (ultraviolet) rays present in sunlight. In general, there are two types of UV rays that are relevant. UVB rays have

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