Among the organs of the body, the skin is one of the first to bear the brunt of summer sun and skin irritants, which lead to problems like suntan, sunburn, dark patches, rash, pimples, etc. Exposure to the sun leads to suntan and sunburn and it can cause redness and allergies, with itching and dryness of the skin. Sun-exposure can also lead to dark pigmented spots or patches. The sun’s rays are most intense between the hours of 12 noon and 2:00 pm.
If one is swimming in an open pool, exposure to the sun becomes a problem. Reflective surfaces like water actually cause more sun damage.
The skin becomes tanned, which is a normal protective response of the skin. Sun-exposure can also cause dryness of the skin, while chlorine and other chemicals in the water deplete moisture. Chlorine can sometimes cause rashy conditions.