Do drinkable sunscreen and sunscreen pills actually work?

Probably not. Drinkable sunscreen, or water that has been treated with electromagnetic waves, supposedly allows the body to better deal with external UV waves, thereby preventing damage to the skin. Sunscreen pills are filled with vitamins and antioxidants, and similarly work from the inside out to help the body fight damaging UV waves.

Both products may sound like an easy alternative to regular SPF and suncare, but there is no research citing the usefulness of drinkable sunscreen, and very little supporting sunscreen pills. Though neither product seems to be directly harmful, nothing can compare to broad-spectrum SPF and a hat when protecting skin from the sun. Try Dr. Bussell’s SPF 30 Sunblock for full coverage.

– Dr. Bussell

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