Are Sunscreen PILLS The Future? Dr. Kiran Lohia Spills The Beans!

Are Sunscreen PILLS The Future? Dr. Kiran Lohia Spills The Beans!

The evolving world of beauty is fascinating. Electromagnetic facials, IV Drips for anti-ageing and now, sunscreen pills! Yep, you read that right, oral sunscreen... Sunscreen that you can EAT! While not many of us LIKE applying sunscreen, we need to slather some on every morning. Does this mean you can toss that god awful tube of sunscreen into the bin? Let's find out!

Dr. Kiran Lohia, Isyaderm tells us everything we need to know about oral sunscreens. 

So, what are sunscreen pills? 

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Sunscreen tablets are oral dietary supplements that strengthen your skin's defences against UV radiation and improve your skin's health. They also help prevent oxidative damage and early signs of ageing. 

Do they work?

They work to a certain extent. When you take one pill every morning it provides your body with about SPF10. While this is nowhere near the amount of SPF recommended for your skin (SPF 30), it's a great addition to your vacation carry on. If you tan easily, take sunscreen pills every day alongside your physical sunscreen to protect your skin from excessive sun damage. 

Would you recommend skipping physical sunscreen and consume these sunscreen pills instead?

No! A sunscreen pill cannot and should not replace your physical sunblock. I recommend adding sunscreen pills to your daily routine to get the best of both worlds.

Would you recommend the pills and are they safe to consume?

Yes, if your lifestyle leaves you running around in the sun a lot and your skin is very sensitive to sun exposure, adding a sunscreen tablet into your routine will help improve the resilience of your skin. They are safe to consume with no known side effects.

Looking for dermatologist recommended sunscreens? Check out this post.

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