Sun allergy: symptoms, causes
and how to deal with it

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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.