5 Surprising Allergies You May Have
Adults can develop allergies at any time. From your fitness tracker to your sunscreen, these are the sneaky things that could suddenly saddle you with symptoms.
Smart move to slather on the SPF to safeguard skin from the sun's aging and skin-cancer producing rays. But you may notice that your skin has become angry since then. If you're experiencing burning or stinging or seeing a rash, you may be allergic to your favorite sunscreen, says Sawlani. "This is something we see occasionally in our clinic," she says. Most often, people react to chemical-based sunscreens, she notes. But this isn't license to go without SPF. (Ninety percent
of melanomas, a deadly form of skin cancer, are caused by UV light.) In those situations, Sawlani suggests switching to a mineral-based sunscreen that contains UV-blockers like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.