Key to the management of photodermatoses is photoprotection, which includes seeking shade; wearing photoprotective clothing, wide brimmed hats, and sunglasses; and applying sunscreens. The process of selecting the most effective sunscreen depends on identification of the wavelengths of photons that are responsible for inducing the sensitivity reaction, which can be determined through assessment of patient history or by phototesting. Sunscreens with sun protection factor (SPF) >30 that incorporate photostable or photostabilized ultraviolet A (UVA) filters (labeled as “broad spectrum” in the US) are usually the appropriate choice for adequate photoprotection.


[Source: Skin Therapy]