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  • Writer's pictureDami Ogunsanya


Gone are the days when you have to look like masqurade becuase you are trying to protect your skin from the sun. The beauty industry has come a long way but there is still room for imporvement.

You should be wearing sunscreen all year round, just becuase you can't see the sun in winter doesn't stop the impact it has on our skin. Please don't fall for that myth that melanin skin doesn't need to be protected from the sun because it does.

I have tried several sunscreens over the past few years, I had high hopes for some of them and was disappointed. I will be sharing the ones that worked for me, maybe one of these will work for you.

There are two types of sunscreen: Chemical sunscreen and Physical or Mineral Sunscreen

Chemical Sunscreen: This type of sunscreen allows the UV light into your skin, then this creates a chemical reaction that coverts the light to heat and it is expelled from your skin

Physical/ Mineral Suncreen: This type of sunscreen usually contain zinc oxyde, it sits on the skin and prevents the UV rays from entering the skin

  • Black Girl sunscreen

Type: Chemical sunsreen

Pros: It doesn't leave a white cast,

It is easy to use

Cons: This might not be the best for you if you have oliy skin

Where to buy: Target

  • Shiseido Clear Sunscreen Stick SPF 50+

Type: Chemical sunsreen

Pros: It doesn't leave a white cast,

It is easy to use

It is convient to carry around because of the size

This can be used a primer under your foundation

Cons: The size is too small for the price

It is always sold out ( currently availabe as of 03.15.23)

Where to buy: Sephora

  • First Aid Beauty Sunscreen

Type: Mineral sunsreen

Pros: This is a physical sunscreen for those that dont want to use chemical sunscreen

This has a sheer tint, it gives that iridescent glow to the face if worn alone

Cons: It has less SPF compared to the chemical sunscreen I tried.

Where to buy: Sephora

  • Cay Skin Isle Glow Body Lotion SPF 45

Type: Chemical sunsreen

Pros: If you want to glow, this is the suncreen is for you. You can get away with this alone with out makeup

Cons: Price

Where to buy: Sephora

  • Supergoop Glowscreen

Type: Chemical sunsreen

Pros: This is another sunscreen you can use if you want that glow. I used this on my last vacation in Dubai and this was what I wore during the day and it didn't disappoint. This also comes in four different shades, I consider this a plus

Cons: It was a litte oily on the skin but this can be fix with a transluscent powder.

My top two are glowscreen and Shiseido. I use the glowscreen when I am going to the gym, I like the glow it gives me post workout. The shiseido works perfectly when traveling, and since it is a stick sunscreen it is not subjected to the 311 TSA liquid rule . Did you know you are exposed to more UV rays while flying ? Remember to always pack sunscreen in your carry on.

Question of the day: Do you use suncreen? Share in the comments.

Until next time, remember, you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.

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