Your parents always told you to drink all your milk at a young age. In light of drinkable sunscreen, will parents soon be telling their kids to drink their sunscreen? By the time 2018 rolls around, the skin care market within the United States is said to hit $11 billion if individuals continue to put a stronger emphasis on their skin and beauty as we’ve been seeing. Those numbers alone could be the reason why so many innovative products are starting to hit the market.
A couple months ago I mentioned the introduction of wearable tech for your skin. As we continue to advance from a technological perspective, we will continue to see extremely advanced products arise, including drinkable sunscreen!
Does Drinkable Sunscreen Really Exist?
You heard it right, drinkable sunscreen most definitely exists. Just ask the company UVO that’s behind the product. UVO is a drinkable sunblock that was created by a dermatologist named Bobby Awadalla.
With the lack of consistency in wearing sunscreen, it’s no surprise that someone is trying to take advantage of the necessity. According to research conducted by the CDC, only 14% of men and 30% of women actually use sunscreen on both their bodies and faces on a consistent basis.
Another interesting fact that I came across was that the average individual that does apply sunscreen is only using a small fraction of what might be necessary to protect themselves from UV harm.
The good news is that you can now drink this one specific sunscreen. Let me explain what it is before you go ingesting this product. UVO is essentially a cocktail that consists of a mixture of vitamins. Ingesting the product can activate protection for a period of about three to five hours. The liquid and powder come in an orange-peach type flavor. I’ve not had the chance to taste it as of yet but I look forward to trying it out.
The question that still remains unanswered is whether or not this is still enough protection or if you should drink UVO and also apply sunscreen? I’ve yet to be able to determine this and I hope to do so.
I think it’s important to understand that everyone needs to protect their skin from the sun no matter your skin color, age, gender or race. It’s extremely important that you shield yourself from harmful UVA and UVB rays. I’m not suggesting that you need to apply a sunscreen with SPF100 or anything like that. Just be sure to protect your body using SPF30 and maybe even drink one or two UVO drinks if you dare.