Initial Posting: 6/18/2014    Last Update: 8/8/2017
Question: Do any supplements help prevent sunburn or skin damage from sun exposure?
Answer: Supplements containing beta-carotene, cocoa, vitamin C, and/or vitamin E may provide modest protection from sun damage to the skin, according to small studies. There is also some preliminary evidence that a branded fern extract (Fernblock/Heliocare) may be helpful. Certain herbal supplements, however, may actually increase photosensitivity. Get the Full Answer >>
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