We missed the warmth and joy of an in-person spring rays. But to enjoy them. Allergy radiation affects about 20% of the population. Specialist gave them advice
Allergic to the sun, or photodermatitis develops if the human immune system has the fault by which the body perceives solar radiation as hostile. As a result, even after short sun exposure appear redness, peeling, rash, swelling and itching.
Photodermatitis can occur in those who have allergies to chocolate, nuts and coffee, children, people, fledgling after an illness or suffering from chronic diseases (especially kidney, liver, and endocrine system) in the elderly. The tendency to be allergic can be transferred by inheritance. The reaction can be caused by taking various drugs, herbs (e.g. St. John's wort) and products containing substances that increase sensitivity to sunlight. Among them some antihistamines. Increase the risk of developing allergies and sunburn antibiotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antipyretics and analgesics, antifungal medications, diuretics, oral contraceptives and antidepressants. Moreover, sensitivity to the sun and may persist after cessation of treatment.
Alcohol, especially champagne and wine, spicy food, fresh juices (particularly carrot and citrus juice), parsley, dill, celery, sorrel, fennel, figs — all of this you need to use if you intend to go out in the sun.
Natalia Gaydash PhD, dermatologist, cosmetologist
— Need to focus on perfume and cosmetics: essential oils (bergamot, orange, lavender, verbena, musk, sandalwood, rosemary), as well as glycolic, salicylic and other acids make the skin more reactive to the sun. Therefore, in the composition of perfumes and toilet waters, creams and lotions, deodorants, lipsticks that you use in spring and summer, these substances shall not enter.
People with photosensitive skin should be the first sunlight to use sunscreen with a high protection factor — 30 in the city and from 50 and above, if you are going to the beach. To update the product every hour and a half. To be outdoors (e.g., playing active games, swimming or working in the garden) it is recommended that before 10 am and after 16.00. The rest of the time you need to use a tent, to wear hats, sunglasses and clothes, to the maximum to protect the skin.
All people suffering from allergies to the sun, quickly "burning" and light-skinned, with light hair and eyes are at risk for melanoma. This is the most aggressive skin cancer. I strongly recommend everyone to visit a specialist to diagnose the skin before the summer season.