What Is a Sun Allergy? Experts Explain the Rare Skin Condition

Allergies are never fun. They can be inconvenient or painful, and oftentimes, they can prohibit you from enjoying some of the most simple pleasures in life — think petting dogs or eating chocolate chip cookies. Luckily, we have progressed (somewhat) as a society to find some workarounds for many of them. If you’re allergic to a … Read more

Why Sunburn Peeling Is Both a Good and Bad Thing for Your Skin

And while it may be tempting, do not try to move it along by peeling your skin manually. “[Peeling your skin] can you set up for a poor or prolonged healing, increased irritation and inflammation and even possible infection,” Miami-based board-certified dermatologist Loretta Ciraldo, MD, has told Allure regarding treating a sunburn, adding that sometimes … Read more

How to Get Rid of a Sunburn Fast, According to Dermatologists

“When you get a sunburn, UV light causes inflammation in the skin similar to what you might get from a thermal burn from the oven,” says Joshua Zeichner, MD, a board-certified dermatologist and the director of cosmetic and clinical dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. “That’s why it’s important to hydrate the … Read more

Sun Poisoning Is More Common Than You Think — Here’s How to Spot It

By now, we’re all (hopefully) aware of the dangers of a bad sunburn — forgetting your sunscreen can lead to redness and blisters, cellular damage that causes early signs of aging, and of course, a heightened risk of skin cancer. It can also lead to sun poisoning.  But what exactly is sun poisoning? You’ve probably … Read more