Why You Should Never Put On Perfume Before Lying In The Sun

June 3, 2019

Nobody wants to smell bad in the heat of the summer, but if your solution is to spray on some perfume before hitting the beach, you might want to think twice. 

In an article in The Sun, a dermatologist explained, "Spraying perfume or aftershave on your chest and neck and going straight out in the sun can cause a skin condition called Poikiloderma of Civatte."

Apparently, while it might have a pleasant odor, the perfumed skin is more sensitive to the sun's ultraviolet rays, which cause the condition.  

According to the doctor, one thing you can do to help prevent, and also treat, Poikiloderma is using sunscreen, which should be at least SPF 30. 

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