The FDA is warning against sun protection pills.

 

Sun Protection Pills

 

Sunscreen pills are one of the newest trends in sun protection ― they’re oral supplements that claim to protect the skin from the sun’s harmful rays ― but you could be putting yourself at an increased risk of sunburn or skin cancer if you’re misusing them.

In May, the Food and Drug Administration released a statement warning about the risks of using oral supplements as a sole form of sun protection (keywords: sole form). The federal agency accused four brands ― Advanced Skin Brightening Formula, Sunsafe Rx, Solaricare and Sunergetic ― of misleading advertising. These brands claim their products can protect people from the sun and its harmful effects, which isn’t necessarily true.

Experts are helping us clear up the issue: Dr. Rachel Nazarian of Schweiger Dermatology Group in Manhattan, talked to HuffPost about whether sun protection supplements work, how they should be used and whether we need them.

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Source: AOL News – The FDA is warning against sun protection pills. Here’s why. By, Julia Brucculieri

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