Sunscreen is an important and indispensable step in the daily skin care routine because of its superior ability to nourish and protect the skin. However, there are still many cases of allergic reactions to sunscreen . Why and how to fix it? Let’s find out in the article below with Paula’s Choice.
Signs of sunscreen allergy you may not know
Sunscreen allergy symptoms are a problem that many customers care about and wonder about. Common symptoms that look similar to when you have a sunburn rash are:
- Apply sunscreen to itchy, tight skin a little.
- Apply sunscreen with peeling skin
- Skin slightly swollen, edematous.
- Red rash, urticaria.
- Apply sunscreen on irritated blisters.
- Skin burning, in some people will appear a slight stinging sensation.
The time of allergy to sunscreen appears in each location. It can happen right after applying the product or it can take up to a few days for any of the above signs to become more apparent.
In some special cases, you may not know you have an allergic reaction until sunscreen on your skin is exposed to the sun or UV light causes a contact dermatitis reaction.
Why are you allergic to sunscreen?
Fragrances, parabens (preservatives), colorants in sunscreen products are often one of the main causes of skin irritation. The ingredients in chemical sunscreens such as Oxybenzone, Benzophenone, Dibenzoylmethane or Cinnamate also make sensitive skin easily red and allergic.
Besides, Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA) is also the ingredient that has been named to bring an extremely high rate of allergies to the skin. When using sunscreen containing PABA leads to redness, inflammation, rash, itching on sensitive skin.
Therefore, to limit as well as prevent sunscreen allergies , you need to choose sunscreen products that do not contain the above ingredients, prioritizing fragrance-free – fragrance-free – chemical-free formulas. color for optimal skin protection.
Allergic to sunscreen should do?
“What to do with an allergy to the cream?” or “What to do when applying sunscreen is itchy?” These are the questions we get a lot. Fixing sunscreen allergies is as simple as fixing normal skin irritations.
For mild allergies, the rash, redness, or itching of the skin will go away on its own when the contact with the allergen is gone. Moderate to severe allergies may require medical attention. However, it is best to prevent this from happening by:
- Carefully check the ingredient list of the product. Avoid using sunscreen products that contain allergenic ingredients such as PABA, preservatives, fragrances, etc.
- It is advisable to test on a small area of skin first before starting to use skin care products in general and sunscreen in particular. If there is no reaction, you can continue to use it on your face.
- What to do when allergic to sunscreen ? When encountering this condition, the first thing to do is to avoid direct exposure to the sun and wash the skin with a gentle makeup remover . Then enhance recovery with products containing Hyaluronic Acid , Peptides or natural extracts such as green tea , aloe or centella . (Recommended products: Hydrating, revitalizing and soothing essence Hyaluronic Acid Booster ).
- If you’ve ever had an allergic reaction to a sunscreen, Paula’s Choice expert recommends avoiding all products that contain sensitive ingredients in the past. Consult with a qualified doctor or consultant to choose the right product.
- Physical sunscreens with prominent ingredients like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide (zinc oxide) will have less risk of allergic reactions than chemical sunscreens.
Experts answer questions when using sunscreen
Below is a section to answer questions when using allergy sunscreen that Paula’s Choice experts advise you.
Apply sunscreen with peeling skin
Skin peeling when using sunscreen is one of the common manifestations of sunscreen allergy . To prevent this, you should moisturize your skin thoroughly before applying sunscreen in the morning. You can apply the formula Antioxidant + Sunscreen to both moisturize and optimize sun protection for smooth and youthful skin.
Typically, the duo combines vitamin C with sunscreen to provide comprehensive skin protection and comprehensive resistance against phototoxicity. Another note is that you should choose 2-in-1 sunscreen products to avoid having to layer too many steps that overload and clog your skin. You can refer to the Paula’s Choice sunscreen collection that completely meets the above criteria.
Apply sunscreen on acne
When you encounter this situation, you should determine whether the acne that emerges is an irritant or a clogged acne. In case of acne irritation, stop using the product and restore as explained above. You can use more AHA exfoliators to get rid of blisters and irritations faster.
For the situation of using sunscreen on clogged acne, hidden acne, try to check if the sunscreen you are using is suitable for your skin and how to apply sunscreen correctly.
Above are the causes of sunscreen allergy and how to fix it, which experts answer for you. Please contact Paula’s Choice Cosmetics through social channels Facebook, Website or Hotline 0973 78 2001 for the fastest advice.