Itchy, red spots post-sunbathing? You might be allergic to the sun
If you have these symptoms, you need to start using the right sunscreen, ASAP
Have you ever come back from a day spent lounging at the beach with itchy, red spots on your skin? Don’t brush this off as a side effect of your average sunburn; it’s more likely caused by an allergic reaction to the sun.
Dr Cheong Wai Kwong, dermatologist and director of Specialist Skin Clinic & Associates Pte Ltd Singapore explains: "A sun allergy refers to a number of skin conditions caused by exposure of the skin to sunlight. The most common symptom is itchy red rashes that appear on areas of sun-exposed skin."
According to Dr Cheong, the parts of sunlight that cause these skin woes include Ultraviolet A Radiation (UVA), Ultraviolet B Radiation (UVB) and visible light. If left untreated, sun allergies can cause skin to become extremely itchy and thick, resulting in chronic eczema or dermatitis.
The good news? You can prevent and even treat these allergies with the use of an effective sunscreen. We recommend one that’s got a stamp of approval from dermatologists, like La Roche Posay Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid.
This lightweight, non-greasy sunscreen is able to protect even the most sensitive skin types, including those with conditions like albinism, vitiligo and sun allergies. Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid not only offers high sun protection with a SPF 50+ PPD 42, PA ++++ rating, it also has a non-comedogenic, paraben-free and fragrance-free formula that’s safe for sensitive skin types.
Thanks to its photostable broad spectrum UV protection, this sunscreen acts as a safeguard against skin aggressors like UVB, UVA, long UVA and infrared rays, as well as pollution. That means you get protection against sun-induced signs of ageing like wrinkles, dullness and dark spots.
The cherry on top: Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid has a non-sticky, super-lightweight texture that leaves no white marks or streaks, allowing makeup to glide on smoothly over it. On makeup-free days, you can wear it on its own without worrying about the formula leaving an unsightly white cast on your complexion.
With the recent heatwave, there’s no better time to invest in the best sun protection on the market.
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