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Six Top SPFs For Darker Skin Tones – That Should Be Used All Year Round!

Six Top SPFs For Darker Skin Tones – That Should Be Used All Year Round!
Janet Osayande
Beauty Writer2 years ago
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Summer may be well over (if we can call whatever that was summer), but that doesn't mean you should put your SPF in the drawer until the sun comes out again...

The skin is extremely sensitive to UV rays all year round, wearing an SPF is critical to protecting it from irreversible sun damage. While yes, we may all want bronzed, glowing skin, you should wear SPF every day, rain or shine, to protect your skin from damage, pigmentation, and premature ageing.

Darker Skin Tones And The Sun

The common misconception is that people with darker skin tones cannot burn or do not need SPF, which is false! While it may be more difficult for someone with darker skin to get sunburnt, the sun causes the same damage regardless of skin colour.Yes, our skin's melanin provides some protection, and we do not burn as easily as people with fairer skin tones, but we can still get sunburnt, suffer from sun damage, and, most importantly, premature skin ageing. It is also more difficult to spot skin cancer on darker skin tones, which means it can go undetected for a long time.Do you see why we keep emphasising the importance of SPF? Yes, even if you have darker skin, you should wear SPF 30 or higher every day.As a melanin-rich woman myself, I can't imagine anything worse than an SPF that leaves a white cast on my face. Particularly if I decide to go barefaced for the day. Frequently, the ingredients that are so effective at protecting our skin from UV rays can also leave an unsightly white cast, making darker skin appear ashy and grey - and that's not cool. If that sounds like your worst nightmare, I've compiled a list of six amazing SPFs for darker skin tones. You'll never have to leave the house again looking like a ghost.

Six Amazing SPFs For Darker Skin Tones

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    Janet Osayande
    Beauty Writer
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    As a beauty junkie, my not-so-secret obsession is finding new brands and products, that cater to any skin tone or hair type. Over the years I’ve found some of my holy grail products, but I’m always on the lookout for new ways to perfect my routine. Whether I need the perfect base for a full face glam or a glowy natural skin.