SENSITIVITY TO THE SUN – SYMPTOMS AND PROTECTION AGAINST UV RADIATION
Contrary to appearances, sun allergy is nothing unusual. This problem affects many people and its main symptoms are redness, lumps, eczema and itchy skin. Is facial sunscreen sufficient in such a situation? Which tanning lotion to choose and when to use the highest sunscreen? In this article, you will also learn what stops UV radiation and how to prevent sun allergy.
As unbelievable as it sounds, sun allergy is possible. Symptoms of hypersensitivity appear most often in spring and summer, but sometimes also in winter.
SUN ALLERGY – WHAT TO DO?
Solar allergies are a group of diseases in which UV radiation is a pathogenic factor. There is a theory that they are the result of a late allergic reaction to an unknown allergen triggered by UVA and UVB rays. It can appear at any age and requires consultation with a specialist. It is also necessary to use appropriate sunbathing preparations.
The risk of sun allergy is also higher in people with vitiligo, metabolic diseases and in patients taking certain medications, such as antibiotics. In their case, effective protection will be provided by a cream with filter 50 for allergy sufferers.
SUN ALLERGY – WHAT TO USE?
If you are allergic to the sun, sunscreen is not enough. Then there is a need to use specialized dermocosmetics for sunbathing. An interesting preparation in the Pharmaceris offer is a face cream with a 50 SPECTRUM-PROTECT filter. It provides a wide range of protection, which means that it has not only UVA and UVB filters, but also visible light and infrared radiation. It is waterproof, absorbs quickly, does not make the skin greasy and does not clog pores. It is the right sun protection for delicate and sensitive skin, prone to allergic reactions and pigmented changes. It has a very high sunscreen, which minimizes the risk of unwanted symptoms.
WHICH CREAM WITH A FILTER TO CHOOSE?
Protection against UV rays is extremely important, which is most often reminded of us before the holiday begins. However, do we know what a UV filter can do? First of all, it protects the skin against solar radiation, which adversely affects our health and skin condition. It damages the structures of the epidermis by the formation of the so-called free radicals. As a consequence, it accelerates aging, causes discoloration, but also contributes to the development of melanoma. Additionally, UV radiation activates the secretion of pro-inflammatory substances, the presence of which is manifested on the skin by redness and swelling after exposure to the sun.
It must be remembered that the sun’s rays reach the Earth all year round. In winter, exposure to radiation is shorter than in summer, but even then it is recommended to use face cream in daily care (it is the face that is most exposed and prone to irritation in autumn and winter).
How to protect yourself from the sun depends to some extent on the season and skin type. Protection has to be higher in summer, and so is when we travel to tropical countries. On the other hand, people with an allergic reaction to the sun are forced to use face sunscreen throughout the year, but in winter the degree of protection may be lower.
SUN CREAM – WHICH TO CHOOSE?
The skin is very sensitive to sunlight. When it is not properly secured, they penetrate deep into it and have a degenerating effect on the epidermis. They can cause allergic symptoms, but also contribute to the development of neoplastic changes in the long run. Hence, there is so much talk about protecting the skin from sunlight. Which sunscreen should you choose? It is worth reaching for preparations with a high SPF (minimum 30), especially taking care to protect the delicate skin of the face and neck.
While the best way to protect yourself from the sun is to avoid it, many of us like to sunbathe. When going on vacation, however, you must remember to take a sunscreen lotion and a face cream with a 50 filter, e.g. the SUN PROTECT Pharmaceris hydro-lipid protective cream. The formula used in the preparation shows the ability to reflect and absorb sunlight to provide effective and very high protection against intense sunlight and its adverse effects. It is a cream with a 50 filter for the face with dermatological problems. For the whole body, it is worth choosing an efficient moisturizing cream with a filter, such as – SUN BODY PROTECT. It is a preparation for people with dry and allergic skin. It nourishes the epidermis, protecting it from excessive drying. Allantoin present in the cosmetic soothes irritations caused by skin exposure to the sun. The cream provides over 96% protection against UV rays and minimizes the risk of pigment changes and discoloration.
SUN PREPARATIONS FOR CHILDREN
Sun allergy to the face and other parts of the body can appear at any age. The youngest, whose skin is very thin and prone to irritation, are particularly vulnerable. In their case, sunscreen must provide the highest possible protection against the sun. Such an action is provided by a body lotion with a filter 50 for babies and children in a spray with a multi-position 360 ° application. This dermocosmetic means not only effective protection against UV radiation, but also convenience and speed in use.
HOW TO USE FILTER PREPARATIONS?
Sunscreen lotion will be useless if it is not used properly. First, it should be applied to dry and cleansed skin, gently massaging it in with circular movements. Secondly, the amount of preparation applied is crucial. In order to provide the skin with the declared value of sun protection, the so-called the teaspoon principle. Apply as much sunscreen cream to the head and neck area as would fit 1 teaspoon. A similar amount should be massaged into each hand. On the other hand, use 2 teaspoons of sunscreen lotion on both legs, back and torso. A single use of the cream is not enough, you need to apply it to the skin several times a day. You should also make sure that the sunscreen is “fresh” – the cosmetic from the previous season has probably lost its protective abilities, because after opening they last for about 6 months.
And how to protect your face from the sun? In this case, the most important thing is to wear a suitable head covering, such as a brimmed hat or a baseball cap. In this way, we will also protect the eyes and hair, which are also susceptible to the harmful effects of UV rays. You should also use a good face filter in a cream or a nourishing foundation.
WHAT TO USE FOR SUN ALLERGY?
Unfortunately, sometimes even the best sunscreen is not enough when it is not applied properly or when the sun allergy is very strong. What to do if the skin itches after sunbathing and spots and redness appear on its surface? First of all, you should give up sunbathing (but still use a high UV filter – cream or lotion). You also need to soothe irritated skin by choosing a soothing moisturizing formula.
SENSITIVITY TO THE SUN – HOW TO PREVENT?
The answer to the question of how to protect the skin from the sun’s rays is important not only for allergy sufferers, but also for parents of young children and people with fair complexion. They are the ones who feel the effects of sun exposure the most and most often experience sunburn. So how do you prepare your skin for the sun?
Please dress appropriately. Clothing should be light, airy and cotton. People who stay in the sun for a very long time can additionally purchase specialized protective clothing with a UV filter (UPF). The headgear already mentioned is also necessary. It is recommended to avoid sunbathing between 11.00 and 15.00, when the sun’s rays are the strongest. However, if you do not want to give up sunbathing at this time, it is absolutely necessary to reach for a sunscreen with a filter.
What about sun allergy? Which sunscreen to choose? These questions are answered each year by specialists: dermatologists, cosmetologists and pharmacists. Many people are looking for effective and safe sun protection. We know that although it is necessary for life, it can also cause unpleasant problems and diseases.