Yes, Black And POCs Need Sunscreen Too
There’s a common misconception that Black people and POC can skip sunscreen.
The belief is that that melanin will protect from the sun’s harsh rays. POCs may produce more melanin but that does not prevent sunburns or even skin cancers.
The writers at CNET reached out to us for advice on their monthly skin round-up. As a woman of color herself, Dr. Rodney was happy to provide insight on a topic that’s still debated to this day. Read CNETs recommendations for sunscreen and Dr. Rodney’s insights on sunscreen for darker skin.