5 Reasons You Need Sunscreen

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Sunscreen is a necessity for all things good in life! Too often we disregard the importance of sunscreen, but today we’ll no longer punish our skin for needing unfiltered Vitamin D! Sunscreen has become one of my favorite beauty products so I’m going to show some love by describing why you need it as well. It’s more important than you think so relax and get to know the world of sunscreen and all the beauty it has to offer your melanin!


1) Protects from harmful UV Rays

Sunscreen works by blocking and absorbing UV rays. Once it’s applied, physical and chemical properties are sued to reflect UV radiation as a filter. One application for the day isn’t enough. Make sure to reapply every 2 hours to fortify the shield sunscreen provides! As time goes on, the shield sunscreen provides withers away, so reapplication is necessary for optimal benefits.


2) Prevents premature aging of the skin

It doesn’t matter how old you are, sunscreen needs to be incorporated into your skincare routine. After you wash your face and moisturize, sunscreen is the icing on top of the cake to solidify anti-aging properties. The ingredients in sunscreen protect you from harsh UV rays which produce damage to the skin. The damage to the skin enhances aging thus skin becomes wrinkled from the loss of elasticity. Keep your skin plump and beautiful with this use!    


3) Promotes even skin tone

As a melanin beauty, hyperpigmentation and dark spots can be our worst enemy. UV rays from the sun and other types of harsh lighting produce more melanin as a self-protective mechanism. Sunscreen minimizes the impact of UV damage due to its chemical and physical properties. As a result, your dark spots and hyperpigmentation will begin to fade, and new spots will become less likely to evolve. 


4) Decrease risk of skin cancer

Again, here comes the shield of faith! Sunscreen decreases the risk of skin cancer because it provides a shield. The risk of skin cancer is maximized the more you’re exposed to harmful UV rays that damage the skin’s barrier. The damage can penetrate deeper into the skin’s cells to encourage the growth of squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. To prevent all this harm, just put on some sunscreen and reap the benefits of glowing like a star without damage.


5) Easily accessible

Now that sunscreen has rocked the beauty community, there are literally tons of options to choose from. It’s super easy to find sunscreen and all of them share the same properties to protect you from the UV rays. The only difference in most sunscreens is the personal needs of your skin type such as acne or sensitivity. 

For example, The La Gotta Antioxidant Facial Sunscreen completely absorbs into the skin for a lightweight, scentless CBD sunscreen. Your pores won’t be blocked due to the anti-inflammatory and ultra-hydrating ingredients!

The Bolden Brightening Moisturizer SPF 30 has advanced ingredients to visibly improve the look and feel of the skin. Vitamin C is the foundation of the product to brighten and correct daily damage from UV rays. 

These are just two options to choose from, but you literally can’t go wrong with Black and Latino brands that emphasize the beauty of melanin!


Sunscreen is just as necessary as a facial cleanser. If you can see the sun, it can see you so go ahead and put it on! Protect yourself from irrefutable damage in the simplest form. 

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