It is a misconception that if you have dark skin you do not need sunscreen; no matter what your complexion is, you need to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays. It is true that because of melanin, which gives black skin its colour, darker skin tones do have an inbuilt protective barrier that absorb most of the destructive sun rays. Although darker skin do have a head start, that doesn’t mean it cannot be damaged and prone to skin diseases such as skin cancer. UV rays age the skin and can cause common dark skin problems such as hyper-pigmentation and melasma,
The challenge for people with darker skin tone is that most sunscreen leave the skin looking very ashy, however it is a good habit to include application of sunscreen daily as part of your beauty regime. There are some really good tried and tested creams out there which actually blend well on darker skin. Here are some sunscreens that are getting great reviews from people with darker skin tone around the world.