The black community comes with a plethora of different myths that get taken to the grave with full belief. You have probably heard them all. “Black people can’t get lice”, or “Black people can’t get sunburn.
Many of these myths are myths not only because they haven’t been researched, but also because they have been proven wrong. Some of these myths can leave you in a world of trouble if they are ignored.
For years, many black people truly believed that they don’t need sunscreen and that they won’t get sunburnt.
While these things are extremely false, there are still some light precautions you can take to make sure that you take care of your skin while sitting in the sun. Protecting your skin goes beyond your face, arms or back.
Any part of your skin that can be exposed to the sun is subject to being sunburnt. Literally from head to toe can be a victim of too much sun. The scalp can be very sensitive for those who are thinning or completely bald on top of their head. The top of your head is the first place the sun will hit with all of its rays.
Someone spending a lot of time outdoors in the middle of the day without a hat will get hit with the sun’s peak ultraviolet radiation.
How to Protect Yourself
Although these types of skin cancers may not be that dangerous, it’s important to keep them whether you have hair or not. The easiest way to protect yourself would be to just simply stay out of the sun.