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Tom Brady believes sunburn can be avoided by drinking a lot of water

According to Tom Brady, when it comes to avoiding sunburn, it isn’t about SPF … it’s all about the H20.

The New England Patriots quarterback, in his recently released book, “The TB12 Method: How to Sustain a Lifetime of Peak Performance,” relayed an anecdote detailing how he used to get sunburned all the time but now avoids such epidermal injuries by drinking large quantities of water.

“When I was growing up, and outside in the sun, I got sunburned a lot,” Brady writes in the book, via SB Nation. “These days, even if I get an adequate amount of sun, I won’t get a sunburn, which I credit to the amount of water I drink … When I once told that to my sister, she said, “You mean you don’t have to use all those moisturizers and facial products to keep my skin looking good? … I think you should market your TB12 Electrolytes as a beauty product. I just laughed.”

It’s all in the electrolytes, folks. Maybe.

Brady’s touting of the skinburn-preventing qualities of water lacks the pseudoscientific mumbo-jumbo of when Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson touted the concussion-healing qualities of his miraculous Reliant Recovery Water. But that doesn’t mean one should forgo sunscreen entirely and rely solely on drinking gallons of water before heading out and taking on UV rays with reckless, yet hydrated, abandon.

Perhaps Bill Belichick will remind Brady of this after he receives the book from his quarterback as a Christmas gift. It’s possible.