Sun allergy: symptoms, causes
and how to deal with it
In sun allergy, or “polymorphous light eruption”, skin breaks out in rashes of itchy red bumps following even light sun exposure. Follow these smart tips to tackle sun allergy:
• Avoid being out in the sun between 12:00 and 16:00.
• Wear protective clothing such as hats, sunglasses, long-sleeved t-shirts, etc.
• Use sun protection creams with a very high protection factor (SPF 50+) and broad spectrum anti-UVB and anti-UVA protection.
• Ensure your sunscreen protects against long UVA.
• Make sure your sunscreen is created for sensitive, reactive and allergy-prone skin to avoid reactions.
• Re-apply your sunscreen every 2 hours.