SUN ALLERGY OR PHOTOSENSITIVITY?
PREVENTION IS KEY
In all cases of sun allergy or photosensitivity, whatever the cause, your buzzword is prevention and following a few simple steps can make all the difference.
Particularly in spring and summer, wear protective clothing (hat, long-sleeved shirt etc.). Always choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with ideally an SPF of 50+ and apply it to any areas of exposed skin. Avoid exposure when the sun is at its strongest between 10 am and 4 pm.
In this subsection, you will find a comprehensive guide to sun allergy, also known as polymorphous light eruption or benign summer light eruption, with crucial tips on how to avoid those annoyingly itchy summer rashes.
You’ll also find useful information on photosensitising medications and how to care for your skin if you are taking them.