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    Default Drinking water to prevent sunburn

    A family member told me over the weekend that if you stay hydrated enough you won't burn in the sun. Is there ANY logical reasoning to this?

    I've had a quick google and it's obviously highly recommended to drink lots of water if you're in the sun, and even more so if you do get sunburnt, but as for actually preventing it? It sounds so implausible to me.

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    What a load of crap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by just her chameleon View Post
    A family member told me over the weekend that if you stay hydrated enough you won't burn in the sun. Is there ANY logical reasoning to this?
    No logical reasoning. Drinking water offers no protection against sunburn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincolns mummy View Post
    What a load of crap!
    Ha that's what I wanted to say - I didn't know if swearing was allowed on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincolns mummy View Post
    What a load of crap!
    This was pretty much my thought as well!

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    Perhaps they heard that it could help prevent heat stroke and got that mixed up with sunburn??

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    Quote Originally Posted by quietlyhopeful View Post
    Perhaps they heard that it could help prevent heat stroke and got that mixed up with sunburn??
    No, she's very into natural therapy and quite often comes out with corkers. She 100% believes that drinking enough water will prevent sunburn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by just her chameleon View Post
    No, she's very into natural therapy and quite often comes out with corkers. She 100% believes that drinking enough water will prevent sunburn.
    Wow. That is so, um, stupid I almost can't believe it. Hope she doesn't test that nonsense out with any little ones.

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    That's worth a nomination for a Darwin Award. 😅

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    Tell her to try it... bet money on it.


 

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