Most of us are aware of the importance of wearing a daily SPF sunscreen and maintaining healthy skin. And now that summertime is upon us, we want to be sure that we are protected while participating in daily activities where exposure to the sun is a high risk.
It’s also important to know that dark-skinned people can get skin cancer too. People of color sometimes dismiss the notion that developing skin cancer or skin damage can happen to them.
While it is important to note that some statistics show black people are less likely to develop skin cancer (melanoma) than white people (Click for more from the CDC), I still believe that black ladies should not ignore the advice on preventing sun damage to our skin.
Using sunscreen or a sunblock moisturizer may help with reducing effects of the sun’s rays, such as sunburns, wrinkles, photoaging, and freckling.
There are a lot of different sunscreens with that include a daily moisturizer for women of color. Me personally, I love Olay-Complete Broad Spectrum. It gives me both the moisturizer and sunscreen with SPF 30, so does Neutrogena Ultra Dry Touch and Clinique. They all have the broad spectrum with SPF 30 and above.
Ladies, choose what may work for you, but choose some type of sunscreen that can help with protecting your skin during the summer months and keep continuing to be "Your Own Kind Of Beautiful".