Your Melanin Skin Doesn’t Need SPF! Black girls don’t need to wear a sunscreen! Don’t believe the HYPE.. We DO!
We’ve all heard the myth that black girls don’t need sunblock. Sun damage doesn’t have favor over any particular skin color. We need to use a sunscreen to block ultraviolet light from damaging the skin.
It can be proven true that those with dark skin tones don’t sunburn as easily as those with a lighter skin tone. WHY YOU ASK? Well, those with darker skin have an increased amount of melanin, which provides its own natural SPF.
What Is Melanin?
Melanin is what’s responsible for determining skin and hair color.
Melanin can be found in several areas if the body including:
- Skin where it provides skin color
- Pupils or irises of the eyes
- Inner ear
SPF For Melanin Skin
IMAN Time Control
This long-lasting moisturizing complex, enriched with Vitamin E, Silk Protein, Fruit Acids, and Botanical Extracts, leaves skin soft, supple, and radiant. SPF 15 helps to protect against the harmful effects of the sun.
CeraVe Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 50
CeraVe SPF Face lotion is like no other sunscreen you’ve ever experienced. Enjoy powerful protection from the same zinc oxide trusted by lifeguards and dermatologists.
Aveeno Smart Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer
This moisturizer is a lightweight formula enriched with antioxidants and vitamins is clinically proven to replenish stressed skin and keep in essential moisture, softens and smoothes skin.
If you’ve ever fell victim to the notion that black women shouldn’t use beauty products that contain a sunscreen, then I am here to reassure you that WE DO! I know the saying, “Black Don’t Crack” and because of the increased melanin production, that saying has a lot of truth to it. However, black skin isn’t invincible and melanoma is REAL! So, PLEASE…always protect your Melanin Rich Skin.