Science is truly amazing. Every day I wonder what they will come up with next. Could it be one day a pill will replace the need to lather in that creamy white cover-up known as SPF? Tropical coral from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef contains natural UV blockers that might one day come in a pill that protects our eyes and skin from the sun’s rays, researchers say.
But don’t toss your high-SPF lotions and creams yet, it’s still undergoing FDA trials. If all goes as planned, a tablet that would protect people from damaging ultraviolet radiation is probably about five years away, says Paul Long, a senior lecturer in pharmaceutical science at King’s College London, in a statement.
Of course when I heard this news I contacted one of DC’s most sought after dermatologists, Dr Howard Brooks, to get his opinion: “I also saw this on the news. I would be hesitant at first, even people with increased melanin still need to wear sunscreens.”
So what do you think, when the day comes, will you trade your SPF cream for a pill?