The sun can be very damaging if you leave your skin exposed to this element. Especially if you do it a daily basis the UV rays can be super harmful and applying sun screen should be one of your top priorities.

Dark skin is a natural answer to the sun but the question arises do dark skinned people need to wear sunscreen. In this article we will go through some of the basics about the sun and the burns.

Melanin

First of all, let’s talk UV rays. Melanin is the main natural defense mechanism against UV rays. Dark skinned people with their skin have a SPF of 15 naturally. Lighter people will burn more easily and are more prone to cancers and wrinkling of the skin. Dark people usually have more issues with pigmentation of the skin.

Sunscreens For Darker Complexion

Sun block usually leaves a white trace on darker skin. Thankfully, there are special products that can help you. To avoid any traces we recommend steering clear of from products that contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.

Ochre Sun is a one of the best ones as it dries out clear on the skin, is lightweight and also is SPF 50+ which is above all recommendations that usually go around SPF 30+.

We recommend that you use the sunblock daily and we can also advise you on the Ultra Violette’s Queen Display. So, despite how much melanin is in your skin, be aware that you need to have sunscreen to keep your skin happy and healthy. The sun will age your skin, make it more wrinkly and using the right amount of sunscreen while you can will be the best protection you will again the sun.