You were sunbathing and after that pimples, rash and itchy skin appeared? It’s most likely an allergy that appears on the skin as a reaction to excessive sun exposure – sun allergy.
Excessive exposure to harmful UV rays that penetrate deep into the skin and certain ingredients of cosmetics can cause sun allergies, the consumption of various medications also plays a role. Medications such as antibiotics, contraceptives, antihypertensive drugs increase the skin’s sensitivity to the sun and can also add to the occurrence of sun allergies. On the other hand, we cannot avoid the sun because it provides us with vitamin D, which is needed for healthy bones.
How to prevent sun allergy or at least alleviate it if it occurs? In addition to daily application of products with a high protection factor every 2-3 hours and hydration of the skin after sunbathing, it’s desirable to fight from the inside too. Increase fluid intake in the summer months and consume foods that are high in calcium, selenium, zinc or beta carotene. I have been taking zinc and selenium vitamins for the last few months and this is certainly one of the reasons why this is the first year I haven’t gotten a sun allergy during my stay at the seaside.