An effective sunscreen reduces your risk of sun damage, disease, and premature aging. People of color need to wear sunscreen, as it protects their skin and helps to reduce discoloration. Daily use of SPF will ensure you’re protecting your skin year-round, keeping it healthy and youthful.
Before relaxing on your vacation or getting outdoors be sure to apply sunscreen up to 15 minutes prior to sun exposure. It takes approximately 15 minutes for sunscreen to sink into your skin to offer its optimal protection.
However, it is important to note that not all sunscreens are created equal. People of color are more likely to experience white cast from sunscreen residue. Here is a list of the best sunscreens for people of color that don’t have a white cast.
EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen Broad-Spectrum SPF 46
With SPF 30 and natural ingredients, this sunscreen provides broad-spectrum protection. In addition to preventing sun damage, wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation and dark spots, it also helps with premature aging. Available at: AMAZON | TARGET
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-In Milk Body & Face Sunscreen SPF 60 This sunscreen for face & body is formulated with Cell-Ox Shield Technology + Antioxidant Protection. Oxybenzone Free. Non-greasy, fast-absorbing texture leaves skin hydrated and smooth. Available on AMAZON
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40
This sunscreen is invisible, weightless and scentless. It give protection for all skin types, tones, & lifestyles. Also available in a GLOW formula HERE. Available on AMAZON | SEPHORA