Best Sun Creams & SPF Moisturisers For Dark Skin That Will Protect Your Skin Without Leaving A White Sheen
With summer approaching, applying SPF to your skin is more important than ever. However, for maximum protection, and to protect your skin year-round, you should really use an SPF on your skin every day, which, of course, includes the winter. And sun damage affects absolutely everyone, so it doesn't matter what skin tone you have, you still need to use SPF — that includes us darker-skinned girls. So what are the best sun creams & SPF moisturisers for dark skin?
According to the Independent, SPFs offer "protection against skin cancer — including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma" and "it’s also recognised as the best and most effective anti-ager when it comes to preventing premature wrinkles." I know in Blighty it can be pretty grey and gloomy but Forbes report that dermatologist Dr Shilesh Iyer says "ultraviolet rays that are the cause of sun damage and skin cancer are always present ... They are independent of cold or hot weather, and are not blocked by clouds. On overcast days, only visible rays (but not UVB rays) from the sun are blocked. The best way to protect the skin is with sun protection." So SPF really is a must.
However, while we may know the importance of SPF and sun protectants for people with darker skin, we also know that some can leave a horrible pearly white sheen on your skin, which is not the melanin glow we're trying to achieve. I mean seriously. So many of the best sun protectants on the market are considered the creme de la creme of of SPFs, but they don't quite look the same on darker skin. Occasionally some SPFs can make our skin look chalky or ashy and we all know that is not a look. Can I get an amen.
Below are my top picks of SPF moisturisers and sun creams for dark skin.