For the longest time it was screamed from the top of the mountains that Dark-skinned people don’t need sunscreen because the melanin in the skin protects them from the sun.
However, after improving our own skincare routine, we have discovered some shocking revelation that changed our minds.
While it’s true that Darker-skinned people barely have any sunburns and can stay in the sun for longer, it does not mean that they can’t be affected by the harsh sun (especially during the summer period).
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, you have to put on sunscreen everyday if you go outside because the sun emits harmful UV rays all year-round. (source)
Something that darker skinned people also face with, and won’t correlate with the sun is: HYPERPIGMENTATION. It is darkening of the skin beyond on what the skin normally looks like.
Unfortunately it is something I have even dealt with for years which made me insecure until I went to a dermatologist for peeling treatments and was advised to add sunscreen in my facial routine.
‘Even on cloudy days, up to 80 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays can penetrate your skin’ (source)
We are not dermatologists or doctors, so our knowledge is only limited. However, do take what is written seriously and protect your skin on a daily basis.
XX Beautybymarage XX