Summer Ailments

Sunburn and Sun Allergies

by Juliette Amadis Friday 12 July 2013

Sunburn and Sun Allergies
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The most frequent summer injury is sunburn. Even though the sun is good for our health, it can result in some dangerous reactions, especially in summertime.

After a more or less prolonged exposure to the sun, you might see small red spots appear on your face, neck or arms. Don’t panic! It is summer Lucitis! The itching is benign but you should moderate your sun exposure for a while in order to avoid burning your skin.

The only way to avoid this kind of inconvenience and sunburn is to protect your skin, either with sunscreen or clothing. Expose yourself progressively thirty minutes a day and avoid lying in the sun between noon and 4pm, the most dangerous exposure time.

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