This Memorial Day weekend, swimming pools across the nation will open up and health-minded folks will be lathering up in the sunscreen.
But what if could simply drink your SPF? News Channel 6 reported Wednesday about a new drinkable sunscreen.
Harmonized H2O UV claims to have developed the world's first drinkable SPF. The company says once you ingest the liquid, the molecules vibrate on the skin, canceling out 97 percent of UVA and UVB rays.
The website says, you take 2ml every 4 hours while in the sun (preferably with 2+ oz of water). Wait 1 hour before exposure to the sun. Monitor sun exposure carefully. Take second dose if still in sun 3 hours after first dose. For extended intense exercise outdoors, use alternate protection after 30-40 minutes.
The liquid sunscreen is on sale now for about $30 for a 100 ml bottle. There are two types - "tanning" and "non tanning". The former allows users to achieve a tan while being protected from harmful sun rays.
However, you will have to try it at your own risk, the company admits that none of its claims have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The product's inventor claims just a teaspoon offers three hours of sun protection.
One woman claims on the website that it worked for her, "Determined to put this water to the test I drank a cap full 1-hour before venturing out. The first thing I noticed was that I never experienced feeling the sting and bite from the sun that I would normally feel. After 3 hours there was a very slight demarcation line from where skin had been exposed, which was not red or pink but to my delight a slight tan did exist."