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Everything you need to know about sun eczema

Sun eczema is no fun, and that lovely burn you're trying to get can quickly turn into a pain in the ass. In fact, that's how Tanrevel was once started, as an alternative to tanning because we had problems with sun eczema ourselves.

Since we know how annoying it is, we're going to give you some information about what sun eczema is, how it occurs and how to treat it. Whether you've been affected yourself or you've never heard of sun eczema, it's good to know a bit about it to protect yourself.


Also known as sun allergy, sun eczema is a reaction that occurs when the skin is exposed to sunlight. It's not the same as sunburn, but it often takes very little exposure for a rash to appear.

Sun eczema is not the same as skin cancer and there is no direct connection between the two. It is more unpleasant than dangerous and often itches badly. It can also cause blisters and lumps in the skin and become red and swollen.


It is not known exactly why some people develop this sensitivity to the sun, but it is known that it is mainly the UVA rays that cause the symptoms.

It is usually in the spring and early summer that people develop sun eczema, as the skin has not had time to adjust to the sun. Anyone can be affected, so it's important not to spend too much time in the sun without covering clothing or sunscreen. Also, avoid being in the sun at its peak in the middle of the day.


The best way to prevent it from happening in the first place is to use a SPF and apply it frequently during the day.

When you've been in the sun and your skin is itchy and bothered, an aloe vera cream can help, but there are also other creams available in pharmacies with hydrocortisone that can do the trick if you need something more powerful.

An aftersun cream can also be a good idea after you've been in the sun to soothe your skin.


Unfortunately, it's a pretty bad idea to sunbathe with eczema, it's definitely not worth the risk. And the truth is, lying out in the sun is not very good for anyone, whether you have sun allergies or not.

But how do you get a safe tan? Many people do not use self tanner, because they don't want yellow sheets, ugly streaks and smelling funny. And we certainly understand that. That's why we've developed Tanrevel’s spraytan for home use, so you can get a tan that looks like you've been on holiday and spent a week at the beach, even though you've been sitting in the shade!

Tanrevel is easily sprayed on at home on clean skin and dries very quickly. The result is as smooth and pretty as in the salon and it smells like summer coconut, and not at all bad like many other Self tanner does.

The spray leaves no stains on your clothes after it dries, and should you get it on a towel or something else when you've just sprayed, it comes off in the wash.

Because the product is sprayed on, you don't have to worry about uneven and orange self tanning result.

This is the new way to fake your tan, without anyone ever having to find out it's not real!

If you haven't tried it, do! Tanrevel is a perfect alternative for those who are sensitive to the sun. Tanning without health risks, that's how it should be!


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