MY DOCTOR TOLD ME I WAS PHOTOSENSITIVE. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN AND WHAT DO I DO?
SKIN SHORT: Think indoor-outdoor avoidance.
MORE SKINFO: Photosensitive skin reacts quickly and sometimes severel—developing a rash or pigmentation—to UV and even Visible Light exposure.
People who are very photosensitive can turn beet red just from sitting in a room with regular indoor lights or even just watching TV.
Protection, every day, indoors and outdoors, and even at night is a must. When outdoors, be extra conscientious about sunscreen choice and application, and stay in the shade.
Skin can be naturally photosensitive or can become photosensitive due to certain antibiotics, ingredients in cosmetics, neurological and other drugs, or from improperly used active therapies.
Some doctors recommend our purely physical/inorganic (chemical/organic-sunscreen-free) Armada Baby 50+ or Armada Post-Procedure Barrier Cream 50+ for both opacity and prevention of irritations that can complicate the condition.
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