Sun allergy or solar dermatitis appears under various circumstances:
- long-term exposure to the skin of bright and hot rays of the sun,
- combination of sun exposure with other irritants such as pool chlorine, pollen, cream, deodorant, medications.
A sun allergy resembles a common skin irritation in the form of a red rash on the legs, arms, or all over the body. The manifestation of allergies can be in the form of peeling of the skin, rashes, edema, redness of the skin, itching, burning. Often children with weakened immunity are expos to this problem.
Prolonged exposure to the scorching sun, huge doses of ultraviolet radiation of various waves after the winter cold is a huge stress for the whole body. All this can cause the appearance of allergies, including the sun allergy.
The sun’s rays by themselves do not cause allergies, but in combination with some factors, they cause an increased sensitivity to ultraviolet light (photodermatitis). Photodermatitis subdivide into exogenous and endogenous. Exogenous is caused by external factors, and endogenous is caused by internal factors.
Sun allergies also called solar urticaria. This type of sun allergy usually occurs after prolonged exposure to bright sun. By following these guidelines, you can reduce your risk of allergies.
Use creams for UV protection.
Apply sun lotions 20 minutes before sun exposure, and apply moisturizers after sunbathing and showering. It should have a moisturizing effect and protect the skin after sun exposure.
Always wipe off water.
Coming out of the sea or river, wipe your body right away to prevent water droplets from turning into small lenses that intensify effect of the sun’s rays.
Do not use decorative cosmetics.
Try to use decorative cosmetics, gels, creams, eau de toilette, perfumes with fragrance as little as possible. Because these care products under the influence of sunlight, provoke the appearance of age spots of different colors, which disappear only after a while.
Be more in the shade.
Sunbathe in the shade to avoid direct sunlight. Let your tan not be bronze, but you will avoid the discomfort of burnt skin, peeling and redness, and a rise of temperature.
Drink plenty of water.
Drink at least one and a half liters of water a day. This will help remove toxic substances from the body.
Reduce the time spent in the sun.
If you are allergic to the sun, cut sunlight exposure until the inflammation of your skin disappears.
Pay attention to liver health.
Try to support the liver with special medications that will normalize its activity. Be sure to balance your diet.
Listen to your body.
Do not neglect treatment, sun allergies can cause eczema that can be harder to cure. Therefore, be sure to monitor the condition of the skin and the development of allergies.
Do not think that sun allergies are forever and you will not be able fully enjoy your vacation in the sun. By finding the root cause of your sun allergy and fixing it, you can get rid of allergy forever.