Best Sunscreens for Black People
Everybody needs sunscreen year round, but when summer hits many of us spend more and more time outside. This means it’s time to step up our sunscreen game. For many years I didn’t bother with sunscreen because I was tired of the white cast they all seemed to leave on my skin. Also, let’s be honest, black people have often supported the “we don’t need sunscreen” myth. But we do. In fact, I wrote about a black woman who is a two-time melanoma survivor HERE, so yes, it is possible for black people to get skin cancer. Below you’ll find a compiled list of what I believe to be the best sunscreens for black and brown people. Many of these sunscreens were developed by people of color, so they get it. I’ve tried several of these myself and I’m glad to report that they won’t leave that god awful white/ashy caste on your skin. Without further ado, I give you my list of the best sunscreens for black people. Let me know if you have any additions to this list!
Black Girl Sunscreen
I just discovered Blackgirlsunscreen company and I am obsessed. It’s black-owned, available at Target and they carry a line for kids! I just ordered two of the kid SPFs because JB will be going to camp this summer, and I am sick to death of these ashy mcashy body sunscreens we have to put on our kids. Buy HERE, or HERE.
Sprays on and just melts into the skin. Buy it HERE.
Good Beaute is a skincare line founded by black women for black women. Their SPF is amazing. I’ve been using it daily for the last few months and I have nothing by glowing results. Shop HERE.
Moisturizes protects and smells like a dream. Buy HERE.
I hope you enjoyed my roundup of the best Sunscreens for black people. These sunscreens won’t leave you with ashy skin/white cast. Summer is upon us so it’s time to stalk up and stay safe in the summer sun. Let me know if you try any of these sunscreens for black people.
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