8 Bad Pieces of Health Advice You Should Definitely Ignore
If your skin is darker, you don’t need sunscreen
Just because you tan easily or have naturally darker skin, doesn’t mean you are not at risk for sun damage or skin cancer. Having darker skin and higher amounts of melanin does indeed give you some natural protection against UV rays but unprotected sun exposure can still damage your skin and even cause skin cancer, according to the Canadian Cancer Society.
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More than that, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology in 2016, skin cancer among people with darker skin such as African Americans is often associated “with greater morbidity and mortality”.
To stay on the safe side, no matter your skin color, check out Summer Skincare Routine: Best Products to Use at the Beach and wear sunscreen at all times.