Heliocare Sun Protection Pills

Episode #215 / Jul 14, 2010
A new front has opened in the war against harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun: Sun protection pills. And it's being led by Heliocare. In this episode of DermTV, Dr. Schultz discusses heliocare and other sun protection/related pills.
Jeremy on July 15, 2010 at 6:06am

Do you know if there are any chem-free sunscreens that are also waterproof/sweatproof? Since I am taking a topical retinoid for my acne, it is impossible for me to be outside without sweating off my chem-free sunscreen(using vanicream), and using any other chem sunscreen is impossible with the amount of redness/insane irritation it causes. Please, any suggestions to this?

Neal Schultz, M.D. on August 2, 2010 at 9:50pm

@Jeremy: Unfortunately, no sunscreen (chemical based or chem free) is waterproof or sweatproof. Just do the best you can with reapplication after sweating or swimming. However, the good news is that because of the small particles in chem free sunscreens, they are intrinsically more water resistant (not waterproof) than chemical sunscreens.