BTL Newsletter Spring 2011 copyDozens of prescription and over-the-counter medications can cause your skin to be extra-sensitive to the sun. Not everyone has a reaction, but if you do, it can range from mild redness to severe blistering.

According to WebMD, many medications can cause sun-sensitivity, including certain medications in these categories:

  • Antibiotics
  • Anti-depressants
  • Antihistamines
  • Benzoyl peroxide
  • Diuretics
  • Ibuprofen

The bottom line — if you are taking medications, be aware that you may be more sensitive to the sun. If you notice a reaction, get out of the sun and see your health coach.