Other Contributors to Sun Burn

Did you know that there are many contributors to how much UV exposure your skin absorbs beside level of sunscreen? This article presents information about items like self-tanning lotion and how their structure changes under UV rays. The dangerous part happens when the structure changes and becomes toxic to your skin. Learn more below:

Sunbathing without sunscreen can be dangerous. But it’s not just your skin you need to be worried about: some substances in drugs, cosmetics and medicinal herbs can be toxic to the skin when exposed to ultraviolet light. Experts call the phenomenon phototoxicity. It occurs when a substance absorbs light energy and is thereby chemically modified. Only the modified substance is toxic to the skin, which can cause redness, swelling or inflammation – similar to a sunburn. Companies can examine the phototoxicity of a substance with an in-vitro test method.

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