There’s an old saying that “Black don’t crack”. I’m here to tell you as a chocolate skin black girl, it can if you don’t take care of it. It’s 2019 and if you are a black girl or have melanin in your skin, it’s imperative that you are wearing sunscreen outside. Period. The sun’s UV rays are damaging to anyone with skin, no matter the tint or color of it. Wearing sunscreen, especially a clean sunscreen, is going to protect your largest organ from irreversible damage and aging. As a black girl, there’s been this one issue: I don’t like wearing sunscreen because it leaves my skin looking gray. The white mineral in the sunscreen does not disappear and makes me look cryptic and weird. So for years, I have avoided staying out in the sun at all costs or I would religiously carry an umbrella to avoid my skin’s exposure to the sun.
I was introduced to a brand called “Black Girl Sunscreen“, which I am in love with. The owner is a gorgeous brownskin girl who loves the outdoors, but like most of us, was sick of wearing sunscreen that made us look ashy. So she invented a 30spf and 50 spf clean sunscreen that will protect against UVA/UVB rays, is made with clean ingredients, and no white residue!!! It’s also oxybenzone and octinoxate free, which means it’s environmentally friendly!!
Sign. Me. Up.
Black girl sunscreen has been all it’s cracked up to be. I am proud to use a product that not only does what it says, but it protects my little ones and doesn’t contain toxins to do it. It’s fragrance-free and water resistant. Just apply after 80 minutes.
Have you tried Black Girl Sunscreen yet? Are you even wearing sunscreen? Tell me in the comments below!