How do you know if you have a sun allergy?
If you suffer from sun allergy, you will break out in a sun rash any time from a few hours to a few weeks after exposure and the skin will harden. Sun allergy is also known as polymorphic light eruption – however, there are a number of other medical conditions that may cause your skin to react to the sun.
Statistically, more women than men are affected by sun allergy. It is more common in ages 20 to 40 and in women with pale skin. Many people experience their sun allergy disappears again after a few years.
Limit your exposure to sunlight and use strong sun protection such as NIVEA SUN Protect & Sensitive SPF 50
. If your sun allergy keeps causing discomfort over a longer period of time, you should seek advice from your GP.