Sunday, May 31, 2015

Yes, People of color DO need sunscreen...

First, I want it known that I believe that Everyone/Anyone can benefit from this blog (red, black, white, yellow, brown, whatev's, lol)...

It really annoys me each time a person makes the statement "I don't need sunscreen, I'm black" or "Black people need sunscreen?" I don't know whether to be totally annoyed or to be slightly amused. Yes, fellow person of color, and Yes, unknowing person of paleness, Everyone should use sunscreen, if expecting to have prolonged exposure to the sun...

 

Although I applied sunscreen, before getting into the water, I neglected to re-apply at some point, while enjoying the ocean for approximately 6 hours. As you can see, I have a little peeling on the nose and forehead, and now I sit writing this blog with sensitive shoulders and recently applied aloe vera ;)

So for all of my lovelies, I want to give you a few sites to look at, so that you can share with others the importance of protecting your skin and some tips on what to do, should you have a slightly losing battle with UVB/UVA rays. You will notice, there are some pretty awesome home remedies...

http://www.medicaldaily.com/do-darker-skinned-people-need-wear-sunscreen-250841
http://www.webmd.com/beauty/sun/sunscreen-myths
http://www.skincancer.org/prevention/sun-protection/sunscreen/sunscreens-explained
http://www.prevention.com/beauty/natural-beauty/natural-sunburn-cures
http://www.skincancer.org/prevention/sunburn/five-ways-to-treat-a-sunburn

I hope and pray that these sites are helpful to you, and can help to save you some skin toastiness! As always, I am your passionately driven ChristalNicole...