A lot of people seem to think that black people don’t need sunscreen because they cannot get sunburnt. But this cannot be further from the truth.
The sun really doesn’t care if you’re black, white or 50 shades of grey. It will burn your skin if you’re not adequately protected. And sun damaged skin ages quickly and is prone to skin cancer. If you’ve always wanted to use sunscreen, you might be wondering what products to buy. Here are our picks of sunscreens that are great for black skin.
1. The Black Girl Sunscreen
Any product that is made by black women for black women has our vote any day! That been said, let’s tell you why you should try this brand.
Besides the fact that it is cruelty-free and vegan, it is also paraben free and fragrance-free. Beauty products which are paraben and fragrance-free are generally safer and these aren’t qualities that most brands can boast of. Also, the product has a consistency that looks creamy but leaves no white residue when applied. This is major key by the way. Most sunscreens leave a white residue on the face that can affect the appearance of your make-up but this one doesn’t.
It’s not sold in Nigeria but thankfully the company ships worldwide. You can order it here for $18.99.
2. Mario Badescu Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 30
Mario Badescu is a popular skincare brand with a lot of rave reviews. We love this particular one because it’s a moisturizer that doubles as a sunscreen. So you don’t have to use two different products in your regimen to serve as a moisturizer and a sunscreen.
You can get Mario Badescu products here from N6,000
3. CookieSkin Complexion Shield Day Lotion
CookieSkin is a Nigerian skincare brand owned by skincare expert, Leslie Okoye. They’ve been around for quite some time now and their products are quite popular. Their Complexion shield day lotion has an SPF of 50 so it’s really great protection against the sun.
You can order for the complexion shield day lotion here from N13,000.
4. Neutrogena Sunscreen Lotion With Broad Spectrum SPF 55 For Acne Prone Skin
This product is specifically for acne prone skin and that’s why it has made our list. Sometimes, acne prone skin can react negatively to the ingredients that sunscreen contain. But this product from Neutrogena is perfect for acne prone skin. The brand says that it is Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores), fragrance-free, and oil free.
You can get it here
5. Aveeno Protect & Hydrate Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30
This is another great product that provides protection against the sun. It has a lightweight formula and is fast absorbing, oil-free and non-comedogenic so it won’t clog your pores.
You can get Aveeno beauty products from most beauty stores around.
Next, let’s show you how to apply sunscreen to get the best results.
Featured image via Into The Gloss