Summer’s finally here and that means more time outside in the sun catching rays, but while you’re out having fun remember to use sunscreen. Harmful sun rays can be most dangerous during the hours of 10am to 2 pm. If you can’t avoid the sun during these times, be sure that you are applying sunscreen and keeping your skin as protected as possible. If you are on the market for a good, black owned sunscreen, Black Girl Sunscreen is one to look out for! This vegan and reef safe sunscreen works to protect darker skin from the sun, and is safe for every day use. People with darker skin are less likely to develop skin cancer, but it is still possible and when it does happen it’s more deadly. Look for a sunscreen that is at least SPF 15 that is broad spectrum, protecting you from both UVA and UVB rays. Apply the sunscreen liberally about 20 minutes before you go outside and don’t forget your face, neck, and hands. Be sure to reapply after a couple of hours or if you’ve been swimming. Take care of your skin. You’ll be glad you did.
Stephanie Kemp is a writer, poet, natural hair lover, and social media specialist. Follow her on Twitter @stephanie_poet.