Yes, us Black folks need to wear sunscreen, too. Our skin may come in many shades, but our health is still at risk. Not to mention the sun will damage anyone’s skin that is exposed to it. Take it from me, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Here are five sunscreens that were designed to fit your personal lifestyle and skincare needs and work great on Black skin.
1. All-in-One Solution
Our Pick: Ultra Sheer SPF 30 Moisturizing Sunscreen
Black Girl Sunscreen
This sunscreen is made for brown skin by women of color. The formula goes on completely clear and gives the skin a pretty glow. Because it hydrates without being greasy or tacky, it’s an effective base for makeup.
2. Dry Skin
Our pick: Complete Daily Broad Spectrum SPF 30
If you have dry skin, you need sunscreens that are hydrating. Most facial moisturizers with sunscreen can achieve this. This oil-and-fragrance-free formula with zinc oxide has over 300 five-star reviews
3. Oily Skin
Our Pick: Anthelios Clear Skin Sunscreen
Oxybenzone-free and designed for oily skin, this lightweight chemical sunscreen absorbs with silica, helping you stay shine-free.
Our pick: CLEAR Ultra-Light Daily Fluid SPF 30+
Sweat a lot? This formula is specifically designed for the person who loves to be active in the sun. Its formula offers a water-resistant protectant with added menthol. It leaves your skin feeling dry, cool, and most importantly safe!
This ultra-lightweight sunscreen checks both boxes and has a liquid texture that hydrates while absorbing instantly.
Our pick: CC+ Cream with SPF 50+
If you are a woman that depends on her coverage, then this is the option for you. There is nothing worse than layering on sunscreen, then turning around and applying makeup. Try this 2-in-1 formula that protects the skin, while offering a light tint and coverage.
This all-in-one cream is powered by mineral sunscreens