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Sun Block: Why Black Women Should Wear Sunscreen Too

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  1. Rachel says:

    Great post! I initially started wearing suncreen on a more regular basis when I wanted to fade the hyperpigmented spots on my face (to avoid re-darkening), and now it’s become a habit. I SWEAR BY Palmer’s new sunscreen line, especially their 30 SPF moisturizing lotion (the full name is Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Suncare Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion).

    There’s no white residue, and it’s REALLY moisturizing, enough that I can easily smooth it on, apply BB cream, and call it a day. They’ve got one that’s specifically for the face (at 1 oz), but I haven’t had a chance to try it yet. But the lotion’s fantastic, and doesn’t break me out.

  2. roseinweeds says:

    i opt for using moisturizers w an spf in them. im dark skinned n do believe its important to protect ur skin (esp ur face) and in the summer protection all over.

  3. God is Love says:

    Kudos for getting the word out but I’m always shocked when ppl say blacks don’t need sunblock due to melanin because of our vast variety in hues. I am very fair skinned (a shade lighter than Faith Evans) so it’s a no Brainer for me to wear sunblock. Regardless of hue as the article states, everyone should protect themselves from the damaging effects of sun exposure. I love Aveeno spf 30. Remember you must reapply throughout the day to maintain protection.

  4. MIKA says:

    I’m so happy that you wrote this. One time one of my friends got sunburned really bad when we were in Miami. She insisted on not wearing sunscreen bc she thought because she was black she couldn’t burn. It was funny in the moment because we had to walk her to the nearest Walgreens covered in towels to go get her some aloe vera gel lol it really is super important thing that we often neglect. Great post!

  5. DarkEmpress says:

    I am obsessed with sunscreen and eyecream!

  6. Danielle says:

    Team sunscreen all the way! Great post 🙂

    SPF should be the last step in your skincare routine so it definitely goes after your moisturizer or if you’re using a moisturizer with SPF that’s your final step in your routine.

  7. Nae says:

    Interesting post! I never use sunscreen, except at the beach and even then I dislike it as it makes me ashy. Thank you for sharing some brands that work! I need to reevaluate my skin care regime, and will definitely be adding some sunscreen into the mix.

  8. T says:

    Great post!

  9. LoudestWhisper19 says:

    Exactly what I needed! I’m going to pick up one of these products this weekend.

  10. Syd says:

    Yes we need vitamin D but how many of us are actually in the sun between 7am-12pm when vitamin D is actually present. Past that time it’s straight uv rays. So yes sun screen is important for all people no matter your skin tone. We can’t block it all but something is better than nothing. & I don’t know about anyone else but I love the radiant glow I get from being in the sun & protecting myself.

  11. ANOiNTED says:

    Awesome. I realized when I went to Brazil and saw that everybody’s skin was popping turns out they have sunscreen in almost all their skin lotions. But I never knew what to buy. Thanks. are these good for all skin tones? Can I mix it with normal skin lotion?

  12. Lauren Guerrido says:

    Do you have any suggestions from companies that are cruelty free? All these companies test on animals.

  13. Chandra says:

    Murad Essental-C Day Moisture (Broad Spectrum SPF 30) is also a very good sunscreen. It’s very lightweight, does not leave the white residue behind, and has a nice citrus scent!

  14. Lesa says:

    Zakiya is correct. The white man is fooling you once again because everything white people do is right, right? Our skin is dark for a reason. And we benefit from it. The sun gives life.

  15. Lesa says:

    Stop with the BS. We have menalin for a reason. Do you realise that sunscreen is black under a UV light? Your ancestors did not use sunscreen. Stop it.

  16. Zakiya says:

    Black women should not wear sun block. The sun is our energy. Contrary to European medicines this is another misconception, non truth that we were fooled to believe. I melanin needs the sun. Every ounce of it. You block the sun…. You block vitamin D. The lack of Vitamin D is one of the leading causes of breast cancer. Thank me later…..


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