You don't need sunscreen if you're not lying directly under the sun on the beach, right? And sun protection isn't as important for someone with a darker skin tone, right?


Both are wrong, and here's why.

Not All Skin Damage Is Visible

It doesn't matter if you're going for a walk in your neighborhood or you have a darker skin tone that doesn't typically show sunburn. Wearing sunscreen with at least SPF 15 every day is super important if you want to keep your skin looking young, clear and healthy.

Sun damage on your skin doesn't have to be visible for it to be there. Some of it happens underneath the surface, like hyperpigmentation, or dark spots. Studies have shown that people with darker skin tones experience more hyperpigmentation. And increased sun exposure can lead to premature aging and wrinkling later on.

But don't think you have to rely on those thick, greasy, heavy lotions your parents would slab all over you at the beach. There are lightweight options and mineral sunscreens that work for your skin tone and fit seamlessly into your lifestyle. Watch the video above to learn about what kinds or products to look for.

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