There Is No Such Thing as a Sunscreen Pill!
Just one more in a long line of unregulated supplements that could harm you!
When it comes to wearing sunscreen, there are no shortcuts. As easy as it would be to just pop a pill and be protected from the sun's rays, the Food and Drug Administration says these medications don't work.
"We’ve found products purporting to provide protection from the sun that aren’t delivering the advertised benefits," FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottliebsaid in a statement. "Instead they’re misleading consumers, and putting people at risk."
"Dietary supplements that claim to protect from the sun's harmful rays are putting people at risk for skin cancer," Dr. Sreek Cherukuri, a physician and consumer advocate tells SheKnows. "These unscrupulous products have no evidence to back up their claims and are taking advantage of unsuspecting customers."
Get out and have fun in the sun — just don't skip the (effective) sun protection!