U.S. Surgeon General Confirms: Black Skin Still Needs Sunscreen
We may not be hitting the tanning beds in record numbers, but the beautiful tones and hues of Black skin aren’t exempt from the damaging effects of UV rays and risks of skin cancer. In a new report released Tuesday, acting U.S. Surgeon General Boris Lushniak warns that sun safety applies to everyone, even if you’re not fair-skinned.
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“We know that the risk level for skin cancer decreases with more skin pigmentation,” said Lushniak. “But no one is immune. All races are still diagnosed and still affected by UV rays.”