Taking one of these? Might be time to rethink a daily SPF.
By now, everyone knows they should wear sunscreen while outdoors. For every day use, a lightweight-moisturizing SPF or mineral makeup with SPF is perfectly acceptable. Yet, many still ignore this sage advice. Whether you are getting incidental sun exposure during your weekday commute, sitting by a window at lunch, or deliberately sitting in the sun without SPF, here is a little food for thought that I hope inspires you to be more mindful.
Prescription medication, topical prescriptions, and everyday over-the-counter medications can cause photosensitivity, which makes the skin more susceptible to the harmful effects of the sun’s radiation. If you take a medication from the categories listed below, check to see if your medication can cause light sensitivity. If it does, PLEASE wear your SPF.
This is not a comprehensive list.
- St. John’s Wort
Common Prescription Medications Categories
- Anti Depressants
- Blood Pressure
- Birth Control
Topical Products or Ingredients
- Coal Tar Shampoos
- Benzoyl Peroxide