Thursday, August 18

Company Releases Drinkable Sunscreen; Should You Use It?

A Colorado company claims to have produced the first drinkable sunscreen. The drinkable concoction is reportedly just as strong as SPF 30 sunscreen lotion. “Molecules of the product vibrate on the skin to cancel out 97 per cent of UVA and UVB rays,” The Telegraph explains.

The product, which is available in tanning and non-tanning varieties, has yet to be sanctioned by dermatologists and/or healthcare professionals. “The development of drinkable SPF comes at a time when standard suncreams are being questioned about the level of protection they provide by consumer watchdogs,” The Telegraph continues. As of it stands, there is no scientific fact to support claims about this particular product. Dermatologists advise exercising extreme caution when using drinkable sun protection. Professionals do not recommend using it in place of conventional lotions with a clearly labelled SPF.

The Guardian Liberty Voice reveals that consumers can eat certain fruits, vegetables, and gains to increase natural SPF — or sun protection factor — levels. Tomatoes, carrots, spinach, peanuts, and wheat germ naturally increase your skin’s tolerance to the sun. Keep in mind that, although these foods can help, they should not replace traditional sunscreen — like suntan lotion or sunscreen sprays.

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