Anything to Lessen Sun Sensitivity After Accutane?

I took accutane 18 years ago and my skin still burns after just a few minutes in the summer sun. I know sunscreen helps but I am wondering if there is anything I can do to lessen the skins sensitivity?

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Sun sensitivity

To lessen sun sensitivity besides using sunscreens, sun avoidance, seeking shade or hat/glasses, you may also consider adding topical and oral antioxidants that demonstrated to diminish sun damaging effects on the skin. Topically, I would recommend moisturizers with niacin or nicotinic acid, green tea, or orally take a Sun Pill with powerful botanical antioxidant. Keep your skin well moisturized also for extra shield of protection. Good luck.

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