Sunscreen pills may not be effective enough on their own. The FDA released a statement warning about the misleading advertising of some of these pills. Without the continued use of regular protective methods, such as sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats, various risks to eyes and skin are still present. Combining these oral sun protection pills with sunscreen and sunglasses seems to be the best choice for very fair or photosensitive people, but these measures could benefit everyone.

Key Takeaways:

  • The FDA says that manufacturers of sunscreen pills have misled consumers about how the strength of protection sun protection pills give.
  • Although sun protection pills have many benefits, they do not protect people from the sun’s rays.
  • Those who use sunscreen pills should also continue using sunscreen for additional protection.

“Skin cancer, cataracts, and macular degeneration risk are on the rise due to among other things higher levels of sun exposure.”

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