BEST Sunscreens for Darker Skin Tones Right Now + Yes, You Need SPF at Home
To break it down very quickly and easily, the sun is the sun is the sun. The sun in the winter didn’t go and put on a North Face and some Timbs–it’s the same sun we get in the summer. So yes, you need sunscreen in the winter just as you do in the summer. You may not need to be as diligent about reapplication in the winter since we don’t spend as much time outdoors when it’s cold than we do in the warmer months, but you DO need to wear sunscreen.
While you likely won’t get a tan whilst indoors, that’s not the only part of the sun you need to protect yourself from. In addition to UVB , you also need to worry about UVA which can FOR SURE penetrate through your windows.
UVA are the joints that cause collagen breakdown and worsen pigmentation among other things. Then for those of us with darker skin tones, we also need to be mindful of visible light as it can also make our pigmentation issues worse.
Sun exposure is cumulative meaning every little bit adds up. That little 5 min run to walk the dog or grab coffee counts. Not to mention as a species we tend to grossly underestimate time.
“BUT SUNSCREENS ARE GREASY AND ASHY”
Ok really? When was the last time you tried a sunscreen? lol. Listen, now while I won’t lie, there ARE some bad sunscreen options out there for darker skin, there are TONS of options available for us whether you have dry, combo/oily, or “normal” skin. They have all been tried and tested out to ensure they don’t have ash so they are among the BEST sunscreens for darker skin tone.
13 OF THE NEST SUN CREAMS FOR DARK SKIN TONES :
1.KATE SOMERVILLE 50+
2.REVIVE SOLEIL SUPERIEUR BROAD SPECTURM SPF50+
3.OMOROVICZA MINERAL UV30+
4.FENTY SKIN HYDRA VIZOR INVISIBLE MOISTURIZER 30+
5.CLARINS INVISIBLE SUN CARE GEL SPF30+
6. BIODERMA PHOTODERMA SUN MITS SPF 50+
7.COVER FX CLEAR COVER SUNCREEN
8. AMBER SOLAIRE UV WATER CLEAR SUN CREAM
9. LAROCHE POSAY ANTHELIOS PROTECTIVE SPF 50+
10. CLINIQUE MINERAL SUNCREEN FLUID SPF 30
11. SHISIEDO CLEAR UV STICK PROTECTOR WETFORCE 50+
12. VICHY IDEAL SOLEIL HYDRATING SPF 30
13. GLOSSIER INVISIBLE SHIELD DAILY SUNCREEN .