Finally, Suncreams That Don't Leave Behind a Grey Tint on Dark Skin

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Felicia Walker Benson has been blogging since 2006, pouring her heart and soul into her passion for beauty. Walker Benson, who serves as editor in chief for top-rated beauty blog ThisThatBeautyis a highly sought-after authority in the industry. She has appeared on TV programs like the Today show and in beauty publications such as AllureEbony, and Marie Claire U.S 

We’ve all read magazine articles where your an It girl is asked, “If stranded on a deserted island, what’s the one product you cannot live without?” The response is usually some exclusive miracle cream that’s guaranteed to set you back half a week’s salary. However, I’m always surprised that the answer isn’t “sunscreen.”

Sunscreen is the one skincare product that addresses a myriad of concerns, particularly the skincare concerns of women of colour. As a beauty editor, I’m constantly asked by other women of colour, “What’s the secret to clear, even-toned skin?” Like a broken record, I always respond, “Sunscreen!” My response is usually challenged with a firm “But our skin doesn’t need sunscreen.” In reality, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

In my experience, when it comes to skincare for women of colour, we aren’t too worried about lines and wrinkles—particularly in our 20s, 30s, and even 40s. Our top skincare concerns typically revolve around uneven complexion, hyperpigmentation, blemishes and dark spots. This is why the daily application of sunscreen is so crucial. It protects skin from the sun’s rays that can lead to uneven skin tone and exacerbate the presence of hyperpigmentation and dark spots. Broad-spectrum sunscreen also helps to shield skin from wrinkle-causing UVA rays. No one needs pre-mature wrinkles—no one!

Picking the right sunscreen can be an overwhelming task for women of colour. Some are super thick and leave behind a grey or white tint. If you wear makeup, you definitely want a sunscreen that won’t battle with your foundation. Read on as the best sunscreens for dark skin tones. Each is guaranteed to protect and perfect.

Be sure to stock up on these hardworking sunscreens to keep your skin's glow up to par.