Black Folks Need Sunscreen Too: 5 Sunscreens for Your Skin Type

best sunscreens for Black skin

Yes, us Black folks need to wear sunscreen, too. Our skin may come in many shades, but our health is still at risk. Not to mention the sun will damage anyone’s skin that is exposed to it. Take it from me, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Here are five sunscreens that were designed to fit your personal lifestyle and skincare needs and work great on Black skin.

1. All-in-One Solution

Our Pick: Ultra Sheer SPF 30 Moisturizing Sunscreen

Black Girl Sunscreen


This sunscreen is made for brown skin by women of color. The formula goes on completely clear and gives the skin a pretty glow. Because it hydrates without being greasy or tacky, it’s an effective base for makeup.

best sunscreens for Black skinRELATED: Do You Know Sunscreen Basics?

2. Dry Skin 

Our pick: Complete Daily Broad Spectrum SPF 30



If you have dry skin, you need sunscreens that are hydrating. Most facial moisturizers with sunscreen can