Experts agree that we should all apply sunscreen every day. Even if you are a black person We understand that this might shock some people. So we spoke with four beauty experts to get their hands on this dangerous misconception. According to board-certified dermatologist Elyse Love in New York City, “UV rays are responsible for many skin consequences. including deterioration of the skin Skin cancer and hyperpigmentation, hyperpigmentation is the number 1skin problem for people of color, and sun protection is the number 1 preventive treatment.”
But finding the right sunscreen for people of color can be difficult. Because many people leave a white cast on their skin after a long time, Sean Garrett, a New York-based licensed beauty and skin care expert, explains, “Physical sunscreen is often the cause of white performers. /purple “These sunscreens have mineral filters that stick on top of the skin and don’t fully absorb and blend. Removing the white cast doesn’t affect the effectiveness of sunscreen either.” He adds that because there is a vague myth in the industry that black people don’t need sunscreen. There are not many options created to suit our skin tones. “Now the industry has realized that there is a market for black and brown consumers. because they realized that Black [people] will spend the money needed to take care of myself,” said Shaunte Lundy, founder of the famous Black Girl Sunscreen.
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But now with so many options in the market How should you look for a good sunscreen? Nayamka “Nai” Roberts-Smith Los Angeles Licensed Esthetician also known as LABeautyologist Share that you want to use at least SPF 30. But to target products in the SPF 30 to 50 range, “you can add SPF 100, but it misleads people to double the sun protection,” she explains, emphasizing that reapplying your product after two to three. How important is the hour — otherwise the sunscreen will wear off. “It’s important that the sunscreen leaves a film on the skin” to actually block UV rays, she says. She recommends that you use roughly the size of grapes you can apply from. your face to your neck, ears, and hands.
with this advice So we’ve compiled a list of expert-approved sunscreens for those with colors that won’t make you pink. Even testing multiple products by ourselves
EltaMD UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46
The sunscreen you’ve probably heard over and over again. This broad spectrum sunscreen was recommended by not one but two of our experts, Garrette and Roberts-Smith. Think of this acne-free, oil-free number as a top sunscreen for people of color.
Super Coop! Invisible Sunscreen SPF 40
Prepare to meet many Supergoops! On our list, the first is Unseen Susncreen, recommended by Garrette and Roberts-Smith. Not only clearly applied on the skin. It also gives a soft, smooth finish and can also be used as a makeup primer.
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Black Girl Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30
“I created the Black Girl sunscreen because I was overwhelmed with skin protection options for women of color,” Lundy recalls, noting that she created the brand to address the lack of options in the market for darker skin tones. since launch The brand is leading the charge and setting the standard for sun protection without white matter. Roberts-Smith like this for the body especially in summer Because it contains nourishing ingredients like sunflower oil, avocado and jojoba.
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizing UV SPF 30
“La Roche-Posay Double Repair Face Moisturizer with SPF is my daily sunscreen,” says Love. But it’s hydrating with no scent and no white.” Keep an eye on this the next time you visit Target or your local drugstore.
Glossier Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen
“Glossier Invisible Shield Sunscreen is lightweight and great for summer or oily skin,” explains Roberts-Smith. However, she notes that it has orange oil. So she cautions against using this oil for those who are sensitive to oils or fragrances.
Super Coop! (Re)setting 100 Mineral Powder SPF 35
According to Roberts-Smith, you need to reapply sunscreen every day. two to three hours to provide adequate sun protection. Even if you wear makeup But what are you intending to do to protect your skin without damaging the beat? Roberts-Smith I highly recommend this loose powder for setting makeup and giving a matte finish. Choose from one of four shades that suit your skin tone.
Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protector Lotion SPF 50 Sunscreen
Shiseido’s signature sunscreen is a recommendation from Garrett. It uses what the brand calls HeatForce and WetForce technologies to make it stronger when exposed to heat, water and sweat, meaning you get stronger sun protection. Although it does not leave any residue But reviewers say it can be quite oily. So use it with caution if you have oily skin.
Isdin Iri Photona Ageless Tinted Mineral Susncreen SPF 50+
Rak said, “Isdin Erifotona Tint is [her] Favorite mineral sunscreen” because it is “lightweight, non-flashy and elegant on most skin tones.”
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion Sunscreen SPF 50
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion Sunscreen is a favorite of all. Roberts-Smith because they are available at all drugstores. You have to appreciate a sunscreen that provides intense hydration without making your skin heavy. especially in warmer temperatures. It’s also worth noting that it’s oil-free. does not cause acne and not sticky
Paula’s Choice Resist Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50
This quickly became one of our favorite everyday sunscreens recommended by Garrette. Lightweight cream with sun protection with SPF 50. Special points for layering with makeup.
La Roche-Posay Athelios Mineral Ultra-Light Fluid Broad-Spectrum SPF 50
This 100% mineral sunscreen is recommended by Roberts-Smith. Uses zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to provide broad spectrum protection against UVA/UVB rays that leave a matte finish on the skin. Because it’s super lightweight, it’s perfect to wear all summer long.
Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Moisturizer SPF 45
What are our favorite sunscreens for melanin-rich skin? Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Moisturizer SPF 45 This is easy to love. Part of the brand’s Water Drench collection, this sunscreen will help awaken your skin with the moisture it needs without being too greasy or thick. Cope with this if you spend most of your time in the water. Because this feature is waterproof.
Coola Makeup Setting Spray Organic Sunscreen SPF 30
If you don’t want to reapply a powdery sunscreen during the day. Have you ever considered a spray sunscreen? Roberts-Smith Love this product of Coola with hyaluronic acid. plant cell extract and aloe vera to soothe the skin. Make-up and UV protection
Vichy LiftActiv Peptide-C Sunscreen SPF 30
If you’re looking for a sunscreen that will help you treat wrinkles, dark spots and uneven skin tone, Vichy LiftActive Peptide-C Sunscreen is the answer. Garrette’s top pick provides SPF 30 UVA/UVB protection along with Ingredients to brighten, tighten and replenish the skin’s protective barrier.
Biossance Squalene Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 PA++++
For those of you who want to prioritize using clean beauty brands. Try Garrette’s favorite Biossance Squalene + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen, so get ready for the lightweight moisture and glossy finish.
Super Coop! Glow Oil SPF 50
But what about sun protection for the body? Roberts-Smith loves Supergoop! Glow oil with SPF 50 and will make you glow in summer. Reviewers praise the texture of the oil, which absorbs well into the skin and doesn’t leave you feeling greasy.
Fenty Beauty Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad-Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen
Garrette, Fenty Skin’s brand ambassador, introduces the brand’s Hydra Vizor, which works as both a moisturizer and sunscreen. It’s vegan, cruelty-free. does not cause acne And it’s refillable to prevent excessive waste. And of course, with Rihanna’s approval, it won’t give you a white or nostalgic performer.
Tula Protect + Glow Daily Sunscreen Gel Broad-spectrum SPF 30
when we first tried this sunscreen We were surprised to see that the product looked like a highlighter. That’s how you know you’ll be left with the most perfect after use. sticky or greasy