Sunscreen is very important especially during summer. It hurts to see that some people are still not using sunscreen. If your skincare products don’t seem to be working, then you’re probably not using sunscreen or not using enough.
In this post, I am going to be talking about everything you need to know about sunscreen. I am also going to recommend a whooping 21 different sunscreens you can try that leaves zero white casts. That’s some black girl-friendly stuff.
Without any further delay, let’s get into it
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What exactly is the difference between UVA & UVB rays?
UVA and UVB rays are both types of ultraviolet rays from the sun that reach the earth’s surface. While UVB rays do not penetrate quite as deeply as UVA rays, they cause sunburn and also play the biggest role in causing skin cancer. UVA rays also contribute to the formation of skin cancer, but their penetration into the deeper portions of the skin also leads to premature aging and wrinkling of the skin. UVA rays make up 95 percent of the UV rays that reach the earth’s surface.
The SPF (sun protection factor) listed for a particular sunscreen reflects the degree of protection against UVB rays. Dermatologists generally recommend using a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, which correlates to protection against 97 percent of the sun’s UVB rays.
Your first application of sunscreen should happen about 15 minutes before you go outside, and it should always be applied to dry skin. All areas of skin not covered by clothing should have sunscreen on them. Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours, or more often if you’re swimming or sweating.
21 sunscreens that will protect and won’t give you a white castBuy from Ulta beauty
Garnier sensitive advanced SPF50
Acnecide moisturizing SPF
The altruist SPF50
Malibu SPF30 spray-on SPF
Black girl sunscreen
That brings us to the end of this post. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did while writing it. I also hope you already have some in your cart. Take a good step towards better skin today.
What are some of your favourite sunscreens? let me know in the comments section below
Before you go, I have something for you:
Combo skin must-haves
It’s about time you clear up your skin and I am here to help. I am such a skincare junkie so whenever I am not trying out new skincare products, I’m always on my laptop researching about them. I have oily/combination skin and I feel like the majority of people do. By the way, if you don’t know your skin type and would love to find out, then read this post. We sometimes find it difficult to figure out the right kind of products to use for our skin that will actually work for us and that’s why I am creating this blog series: combo skin must-haves. In this series, I will be sharing my top skincare products’ must-haves for oily/combinations skin. In the next few blog posts, I will be sharing my favorite (must-haves) and affordable:
- Eye creams
It’s going to be fun so make sure you come back regularly.