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The FDA is warning against 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.

Read full article here

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

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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