What is it about sunscreen that deters people of color? What leads certain people to *still* believe that it’s a “white thing”, that black skin is strong enough, and doesn’t need protection in the hot season? And it’s not just a summer thing either. The fact that your skin is exposed to sun every single day (including the rainy ones, people), should give you more than enough incentive to protect yourself from harmful skin cancer-causing rays. It’s not a ‘white folk’ thing. It’s a health thing.
Daily Defense Lotion SPF 30
The platinum of SPF lotions, my mother got me hooked on this one. I use it religiously throughout the year, and its has a light consistency, and doesn’t leave any perfume-y scents.
$135 at Sephora
THE TRIED & TRUE
Avon’s sunscreen has stayed in the bags of moms everywhere. And why not? It’s simple, inexpensive, and does the job right.
Avon Sunscreen, $7 online.
THE STRONG & STEADY
At 70 SPF, this sunscreen by Neutrogena is tough, long-lasting, and ready to withstand your beach bunny bake-a-thon.
$10 at Target