Sunscreen for colored skin tone

C912FB84-C736-4831-B4C1-7A54C8B42E8AWe need to wear, sunscreen on a daily basis. But, we need  to choose the right sunscreen, for our skin stone. This is where often sunscreen look, chalky or white on coloured skin. This is often, due to the way it has been formulated. Nevertheless, it is important for colour women to wear sunscreen. As the sun can still damage the skin.

What ingredients should I look for and avoid?

Often when we look at sunscreen. We see that the active ingredients is often titanium dioxide. These are found in physical sunscreen and tend to give women of color a chalky appearance, leave a white cast. This is one to avoid especially if you are a women of color. Instead, best to invest in some that are good for your skin type.

Best sunscreen for women of color:

There may not be so many brands that have options for women of color. Nevertheless, there are a few brands that do cater for women of color.

  • Obagi Medical Professional C Broad Spectrum SPF 30. This is like a balm type of sunscreen that protects your skin from free radical damage from the sun. While, helping to brighten and protect the skin with the addition of vitamin C.
  • Color science sunforgettable Brush-on sunscreen SPF 30.This is like a powder sunscreen that you can buy in your shade of color. It is easy to apply and great for those women of color.

On the other hand, it is always best to try and see which best fit for your skin.

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