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I know I'm not really supposed to be in the sun much while on Epiduo, but I'm out a lot in the summer and my school's marching band camp is about to start. This means I will be outside for anywhere from 3-8 hours a day in the hot Alabama sun. I've been using Neutrogena oil-free moisture SPF 35 in the morning . I apply another plain sunscreen with SPF 50 before going outside, and reapply every hour or two. I already have really really fair skin, and I was wondering if this is enough sun protection while on Epiduo.

Also, if anyone could explain to me why exactly I can't be in the sun? My dermatologist told me to limit sun exposure, but she didn't say why.

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Both benzoyl peroxide and adapelene (the active ingredients in Epiduo) can make your skin more sensitive to sun.


Medications that are similar to adapalene have caused tumors in laboratory animals who were given the medications and exposed to real or artificial sunlight. It is not known whether adapalene increases the risk of tumors in humans. Protect yourself from sunlight and sunlamps while taking adapalene, and talk to your doctor about the risks of taking this medication."



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