Everyone knows how important sunscreen is as part of your skincare routine. Most black girls have skincare concerns ranging from hyperpigmentation, dark spots, melasma and blemishes. It is impossible to fight these issues without wearing sunscreen. Using sunscreen daily protects your skin from UVA rays which can worsen your dark spots and hyperpigmentation and lead to uneven skin tone.
Although sunscreen is important, finding the perfect sunscreen for black girls can be very difficult. It is crazy that black people are a huge part of the beauty industry, yet we are almost always an afterthought when it comes to beauty products. In 2017 African-Americans spent $465 million on skincare alone, wild! Sunscreen is a necessity for all, but more often than not, sunscreen leaves a grey or white cast on people of colour, and that ain't cute.
To save you the stress, here's a list of 10 sunscreen's that are black girl friendly. Great coverage, no white cast, and some of them i've used! Bye bye to looking casket ready all in the name of protection.
1a. Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen
1b. Supergoop Glow Sunscreen
2. Shisheido Ultimate Sun Protector Lotion (SPF 50+)
3. Glossier Invisible Shield
4. Black Girl Sunscreen (the name really says it all!)
5. La Roche Posay Anthelion Clear Skin Sunscreen
This was my fave sunscreen once upon a time, and then I just decided to try something new.
6. Topicrem Ultra Moisturising Sunscreen
I use this sunscreen and I really like it! It's very hydrating and there's no white cast, works well under makeup. If you're in Lagos you can get it from The Aesthetic Clinic in Lekki.
7. Elta MD UV Clear Sunscreen
8. Krave Beauty Beet Shield
9. Missha Waterproof Sun Milk
10. Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery
I've used this and I love it, but miss rona hasn't let me get more so i'm using Topicrem now.
(may not be great if you have oily skin, cause can be a bit oily)
Even though we're all indoors, your houses have windows and UVA rays can penetrate through your windows, so please put on sunscreen EVERYDAY, yes to healthy, glowing skin!
If you live in Nigeria, check out @mohinibeauty.co highlights and find out where you can get most of these sunscreens.
Here's to wearing sunscreen everyday and protecting our skin!