Truth be told, I detest wearing sunscreen. Since I usually go for the mineral based sunscreen, I am always applying heavy creams. In the hot weather, they make me feel hotter and greasier.
So I was so excited to read that researchers discovered a coral reef in Australia that is exposed to very high amounts of UV light from the sun. Surprisingly, the reef, in conjunction with algae, makes its own UV protection. Interestingly, fish that eat the coral also become protected. I’d like to munch on that coral.
But someday, scientists hope to be able to manufacture the compound that provides the UV protection from the coral and algae in the lab. If they can do it, it’s only a matter of time till it’s available in pill form. Where do I sign up?
Read the article. It’s interesting. And I’m hopeful that it’ll happen in my lifetime! 😉 In the meantime, I’ve got my Dr. Jart Premium BB Cream SPF 45 and my Badger SPF 30.