Sun Allergy: The A-Z Of A Summertime Culprit
You have been out in the sun for a few hours and your chest, arms and legs have broken out in itchy, red spots – you are suffering from a sun allergy, known as benign summer light eruption. These rashes are not harmful but can spoil any holiday, as they will reappear after each exposure until the skin is sufficiently tanned.
A sudden and intense exposure to UV rays causes the skin's immune system to go into overdrive. This results in skin rashes, usually in the form of small red pimples and visible blemishes on exposed parts of the body. Thankfully, most of the time the face is spared. Even though it is not something that can be cured as such, here are some ways in which you can reduce the symptoms.