The Most Common Reasons for Sun Sensitivity

tattoo removalThe sun can wreak havoc on your skin and cause freckles, sun spots, blisters, and peeling. It’s not just the desire for a tan that leads to damage, however.

There are many factors that can send you running for the shade. Before you hit the beach, continue reading to learn whether you’re doing something that makes you more prone to sun sensitivity.

Acne Creams

Certain acne creams and face washes leave your skin raw and sensitive. If you’re spot treating a breakout, you’ll likely feel that area of your face burn while you’re in the sun. This can lead to a burn mark and even blistering. Be sure to wash all acne creams off before heading out of the house on a sunny day. The mark left by the sun will surely be worse than your pimple.

Medication

There are many prescription and over-the-counter medications that cause an increase in sun sensitivity. These include antibiotics, antidepressants, benzoyl peroxide, and pain relievers. It’s best to check your prescription before lying out since sun exposure not only causes redness, irritation, and peeling, it can also aggravate existing skin conditions. This is even more of a concern for those who suffer from eczema or herpes or have scar tissue that can become inflamed and irritated.

Perfumes

Though you probably want to prevent yourself from developing an unpleasant odor while basking in the sun, perfume isn’t the best way to go. Most perfumes and body sprays contain chemicals that react poorly in the sun. Likely side effects include a rash and a severe sunburn. Leave the perfume at home. If you feel like your body odor has escalated to an offensive level, take a dip in the pool to cool off.

Tattoos

Tattoo artists usually advise clients to wait a few weeks after getting a tattoo before they expose it to the sun, which will damage the ink. The tattooed skin will also be extremely sensitive. Covering it with a bandage might do the trick, but keeping your new tat covered might extend the healing process. While people love to show off their ink over the summer, it’s for this reason that most people choose to get new tattoos in the cooler months.

Laser Hair and Tattoo Removal

Like getting a tattoo, it’s recommended to stay out of the sun several weeks before and after undergoing a laser hair removal or laser tattoo removal treatment. Heading out in the sun will increase your risk of sunburn and can even make the removal process less effective. At Body Details True Laser Hair and Tattoo Removal, we recommend avoiding sun exposure six weeks before and after laser hair removal treatments and one week after laser tattoo removal treatments or until the area has noticeably healed.

If you’re looking into laser tattoo removal or laser hair removal before the summer gets started, head to any of our South Florida locations. At Body Details True Laser Hair and Tattoo Removal, we provide all of our clients with a free lifetime guarantee. Our convenient night and weekend hours are ideal to fit in with your busy schedule. Book a free consultation today by calling 866-708-8645 or visiting http://www.bodydetails.com.