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Because they’re photosensitizerswhich make the skin more vulnerable to UV light. Two common types are heart and acne meds. And researchers at Dartmouth say taking them for at least 6 months makes you 50% more likely to develop skin cancer. So, see if your pills say: “Stay out of the sun.” And if they ARE photosensitizers, ask your doctor for something similar that won’t make you more vulnerable to UV light.

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