Sunshine and Lemonade. . . . A Bad Combo!

March 6, 2017

Sipping a margarita in the sunshine could be hazardous to your skin's health.

As winter turns to spring, the American Academy of Dermatology is warning people to beware of allergic skin reactions that can come from unusual sources. CBS says a glass of orange juice, a refreshing margarita or a glass of fresh-squeezed lemonade can all lead to reaction called phyto-photo-dermatitis.

The sun reacts with citrus fruits when the juices get on the skin, and can lead to a rash, darkened skin and in some cases, burns. Simple rinsing the area with water usually prevents this reaction.