Let’s Make This Clear: Water Is Not Sun Protection

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When the Tom Brady article first came out I laughed a little and then turned the page in my life to more important things like work, school, and the new episode of Riverdale. But apparently the world did not move on like me. If you haven’t read it, this is all you need to see, “Every day, he wakes up at 6 in the morning and immediately drinks 20 ounces of purified water, augmented with TB12 electrolytes, which, as he tells us, contain the “72 trace minerals” generally lost in perspiration. As a result, he says, he is so well-hydrated that “even with adequate exposure to the sun, I won’t get sunburned,” and he presumes that the muscles under his skin look like “beautiful tenderloins” instead of “shriveled jerky.”” The idea that drinking water can stop anyone from getting sunburnt is legit insane. Like yo Tom, get a prescription to Zoloft, I think you’d benefit and stop spreading these crazy accusations! Sun protection craziness is no new subject for the Brady bunch though. In 2000 his wife Giselle called sunscreen poison. “I cannot put this poison on my skin,” she said. “I do not use anything synthetic.” Wait, what? You legit are not wearing sunscreen, nor applying it to your children’s skin, because it’s not all natural? Sorry that the pollen from a certain flower in a foreign country can not prevent sunburn and cancer but when it does I’ll let ya know girl (eye roll). So let me, a licensed esthetician and someone who studies skin,  be the first to tell you that Tom’s idea of drinking water to protect your body from the sun is crazy. The CDC does not list water consumption as a sunburn preventative measure on its website, though it does mention sunscreen. Guess we should know more than to take health and wellness advice from a man who’s never drank a cup of coffee or eaten a strawberry.

 

written by: mary

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