Why Black People Still Need Sunscreen
I know most of us have heard the saying. As an Afro-Caribbean woman, I've heard it so much specifically in the context of why they don't need sunscreen when visiting one of our beautiful beaches here in St. Croix, USVI. But, as much as black don't crack, it's still at risk for free-radical damage, premature aging, and even skin cancer. This is why sunscreen is important for us as well.
Sunscreen can prevent burns. This occurs when the skin is overexposed to the sun for prolonged periods of time. It can cause redness, inflammation, pain, and peeling. It also increases your risk of getting skin cancer. This can be prevented by blocking UV rays from penetrating the skin.
Adding this extra step in your skincare routine can help prevent premature aging. This is why I always tell my clients the secret to anti-aging is prevention, and the number one product to start with is sunscreen. You can keep your skin healthy, glowing and youthful by using sunscreen everyday.
As we say on St. Croix "at the end ah the day", using sunscreen. is essential! It prevents pre-mature aging and protects from harmful effects from the sun. It also maintains healthy glowing skin so you can keep looking youthful for years to come.