You’re probably thinking, “I’m Black and I don’t need sunscreen.” Many of us think this way but the truth is we do need sunscreen and the cliché “black don’t crack” (meaning that black skin doesn’t wrinkle) is false. Wrinkles will come, but thanks to the generous amount of melanin in darker skin, wrinkles take longer to develop. However, if you are constantly exposed to a significant amount of sun they could develop sooner than later. Wearing sunscreen daily helps to slow down the aging process and keeps wrinkles and leathery skin at bay.
Sunscreen is the secret weapon for keeping your skin healthy!
Benefits of Using Sunscreen:
- Protects skin from harmful UV rays
- Reduces skin cancer risks
- Prevents premature aging
- Prevents tanning
- Enhances health of the skin
Aside from all these secret benefits of sunscreen, the most evident reason why Black women should wear it is because we tan quickly. Yes we tan!
If you haven’t already, make a commit to including sunscreen into your skin care routine! 10 to 15 years from now, you’ll be glad you did.
It’s recommend that women of color wear a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher.
Don’t let the sun steal your shine! Try CeraVe Sunscreen SPF 50 Face Lotion Invisible Zinc ($12-$15, at drugstores).
Are you lathering up in SPF each morning? Or what is your reason for not using sunscreen?