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The summer temperatures invite you to sip cocktails and summer juices by the pool. But beware of this ingredient which really does not mix well with the sun and which can cause photophytodermatoses. In other words, skin burns.

The temperatures are constantly rising and invite you to cool off by the pool while sipping a drink with a few ice cubes. However, the star of your summer cocktails (whether virgin or alcoholic) could well spoil your vacation if you are not careful.

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How to prepare your skin for the sun

Dermatologists from the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) remind us that the juice of lime (or lime) is likely to cause photophytodermatoses if it comes into contact with the skin when you go out in the sun.

Recently a 6-year-old boy suffered from this and had to be hospitalized because of skin burns.

Greater sensitivity to UVA

“Photophytodermatosis is a reaction of the skin when exposed to furocoumarins that certain plants contain. These compounds make your skin more sensitive to ultraviolet A (UVA) rays.” Dr. Samer Jaber, a dermatologist at Washington Square Dermatology in New York, tells CBS.

If a few drops of lime land on your skin, it causes a slight redness, like an exaggerated sunburn that can take a few days to several weeks to disappear. “But if you expose yourself to the hottest hours, and you forget to blot the lemon drops on your skin, it can lead to severe, painful burns and blisters leading to open wounds requiring medical attention” insists the dermatologist .

>> The advice of the dermatologist: To protect yourself, remember to wash your hands well after cutting lime or bergamot slices. And in the event of a light burn, treat it like a sunburn and do not hesitate to consult the doctor if blisters appear.

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