Every year vacationers arrive on Maryland’s coast intent upon enjoying outdoor fun and sun. They plan frequent sunscreen application and to wear a hat during those all day stays on the beach or boat, but those plans fall by the wayside in the excitement of the day. The The Maryland Beach Patrols have it worse. These dedicated professionals put their necks, and skin, on the line, saving others first, thinking of themselves last. These brave men and women suffer from frequent over-exposure to the elements and injuries that are all "part of the job". Sunburn is the least of their problems. The unspoken truth is, most lifeguards suffer from painful "rashes" - skin abraded by the friction of paddling out on the fiberglass rescue board. This exposure leaves the delicate chest and underarm skin raw. Compounding the problem is the irritating salt water that the guards are in and out of many times a day. So what is a lifeguard to do?
members of the Fenwick Island, Delaware and Ocean City Beach Patrols visit a
dentist. As active outdoor
enthusiasts, Dr. Michael Hall and his oral hygienist wife, Alexandra, were
familiar with the serious skin conditions that harsh (but fun) outdoor living
can create. In addition, the Halls
also deal with skin ailments common to health care providers like themselves.
"In dentistry we wash our hands frequently, sometimes forty times a day.
Under the conditions of gloving with powdered latex and washing with
anti-bacterial soaps all day long, our hands take a beating. Intact skin is the
body's first defense against microbial invasion. Emu oil is a product that is a
staple in our office, just like gloves, masks and glasses. It is the only
effective, long lasting, non-irritating hand care substance we have found in our
18 years of practice,” remarked Alexandra Hall.
Dr. Hall and
his wife get many opportunities to test their product. The couple enjoys boating
and fishing off the local coast of Ocean City, MD, the "White Marlin
Capital of the World”, as well as operating Southern Cross Ranch, the place
where Outback Medic Survival Gear for Skin (R) begins. They report using their
pure emu oil product daily for everything from a nourishing facial, hand &
body moisturizer to healing support for all types of skin irritations common to
their active lifestyle.