Health & Wellness

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Photosensitivity Treatment: Prevent And Treat Photosensitivity

Woman with photosensitivity

Photosensitivity is when an individual has an extreme sensitivity to the sun (ultraviolet rays) and other sources of light. This sensitivity can lead to frequent and intense skin rashes and burns. Photosensitivity is also known as sun allergy, or simply as sun sensitivity or sensitivity to the sun. People who have photosensitivity are…

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Actinic Keratosis Treatment: How To Treat And Prevent AK

Man with actinic keratosis and ocean and sky

Actinic keratosis, also known as solar keratosis, is a skin condition that is the result of years of sun exposure, indoor tanning, and skin damage. It appears as scaly rough patches of skin on the neck, scalp (typically bald), hands, forearms, ears, lips, and face. Actinic keratosis may take years to develop; it is usually considered to be…

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Hyperpigmentation Treatment And Prevention

Woman With Hyperpigmentation In The Sun

Hyperpigmentation is a darkening of the skin due to an overproduction of melanin. It can be brought on by various injuries to the skin, acne vulgaris, sun damage, and inflammation. It is most common in people with darker skin tones who spend a lot of time in the sun, although anyone with any type of skin tone may develop it. Examples of hyperpigmentation include…

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What Is Polymorphous Light Eruption? Treat And Prevent It

Woman with polymorphous light eruption in the sun

Polymorphous light eruption, or PLE, is the most common skin disease caused by sunlight. It is also called polymorphic light eruption (PMLE). Other variants include juvenile spring eruption and benign summer light eruption. PLE is not the same as sunburn. PLE arises spontaneously in people who are sensitive to ultraviolet light and…

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