There is a myth that black people don’t need sunscreen, since the pigment in their skin protects them from the sun. While you’re rarely going to see a black person with a sunburn, that doesn’t mean that they’re immune from the sun’s rays. Too much sun exposure can still cause premature wrinkles, skin damage, and cancer, just like anyone else. That’s why I love this brand, Black Girl Sunscreen. Just the name alone is helping to break down the misconception.
The founders are from Miami, Florida, where the sun is shining all year round. In 2020, you might not know anyone who’s going on a tropical vacation. But I can totally see this being a great gift to give someone before they fly to a tropical or sunny place.