How to Protect Yourself From The Sun Rays – is it Allergy or Sunburn ?!
This is a dilemma that troubles many people who have had bad experiences with sunscreen.
In most cases people who suffer from mild allergies are not even aware that they are allergic to sunlight, because they think they have a burnt skin after sunbathing.
How to differentiate allergy from sun burns!
Allergy is a reaction of the immune system and it presents with redness, tingling and mild pain
Sunburns are caused by excessive sun exposure and also as a result of excessive exposure to UV rays.
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Usually is presented with redness, tingling and discomfort, and usually occurs shortly after exposure to the sun apart from burns that occur as a result of excessive exposure to UV rays, where melanin is unable to further protect the skin and causes damage.
Sun allergies are becoming more common, as they are occurring in about 20% of people. Studies show that 50% of sun allergies are inherited.
So if one parent has an allergy to the sun or some other kind of allergy to dust and food groups, a child may have a tendency towards this allergy as well.
Allergies may occur in the months of March and April, not just in the summer, and usually they affect areas that are more exposed to the sun like the face, hands and feet.
Doctors indicate that this problem affects all skin types especially lighter ones.
An allergic reaction usually occurs several hours after exposure to the sun. After sunbathing, in the evening, on the surface of the skin you may notice bubbles, redness and intense itching.
Common polymorphic eruptions which are usually manifested as irritating swelling of the neck, arms and legs may appear several hours after sun exposure. Polymorphic eruptions generally look like insect bites.
If the allergic reaction is not treated it can endure for several days or even two weeks. Allergies will not go away if you treat them with sunscreen or if you choose medical creams on your own, without medical consultation. That’s the biggest mistake you can make!
You should seek medical attention within 24 hours or within two days, because according to the allergic reactions you should have appropriate drug therapy and advice from your doctor.
Allergy to the sun sometimes occurs as a consequence of a combination of sunscreen, oils or perfumes with sunshine.
What Causes Sunburn
Sunburns are very painful to the touch, the skin is extremely hot and intensely manifested as redness and pain at the places that have been exposed to the sun.
You already know the simple explanation behind sunburn. When your skin is exposed to the sun for a period of time, eventually it burns, turning red.
Sunburn is the most obvious sign that you’ve been sitting outside for too long. But sun damage isn’t always visible. Under the surface, ultraviolet light can alter your DNA, prematurely aging your skin.
Over time, DNA damage can contribute to skin cancers, including deadly melanoma.
Signs of Sunburn
When you get a sunburn, your skin turns red and hurts. If the burn is severe, you can develop swelling and sunburn blisters. You may even feel like you have the flu – feverish, with chills, nausea, headache, and weakness.
A few days later, your skin will start peeling and itching as your body tries to rid itself of sun-damaged cells.
Prolonged stay in the sun especially in the early days can cause sunstroke. The symptoms are hot, dry and red skin, increased temperature, nausea, headache and frequent and intense vomiting.
Children at the ages from 6 to 14 often suffer from sunstroke. First aid for sunstroke- the person should be placed in a dark room, laid down in a fresh comfortable bed, with cold compresses on his head.
If the person has the fever, then its best to take some medicine for calming down the fever, and to consume lot of liquids!
People who are allergic to the sun, should consult with a medical specialist – dermatologist, who should prescribe a photo therapy, before the summer season, in order to prepare their skin for the sun exposure.
One of the most important ingredients is the beta carotene, which is needed to be taken in sufficient quantities as protection of the skin from the sun rays.
Note: Before you go tanning!
- Prepare the skin of the face and the body by doing a skin peeling with good products that you can find in the form of a cream or gel foam.
- Paste mask will give you the needed moisture to the skin, and the most popular masks are from seaweed and volcanic mud.
- Get a sunscreen with a high SPF of 30. Regardless of your complexion, don’t get out without sun cream.
- For dry and prone to redness skin cream choose sun blocker.
- If you used to waxing, you should do it 3-4 days before sun exposure.
What to wear in the cosmetic bag ?!
Lip balm, a means of sun protection (cream and after-sun), spray refresh the skin (menthol sprays are very good), tweezers, flock, paper and wet wipes, plasters, tonic and cleansing milk .
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