Can I take a pill to protect my skin against cumulative sun exposure?

An antioxidant pill called Heliocare contains a number of anti-oxidants and has been credited with helping to reduce or prevent the inflammation caused by sun exposure. It cannot however replace sun block. Heliocare costs about $50 for 60 pills.

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