Sunscreens offer incredible protection, but they can leave ghostly white films behind. A ghastly residue is noticeable on any skin tone, but it’s especially obvious on people of color. It’s almost worse than wearing the wrong foundation shade. That chalky cast may make you want to skip sunscreen altogether, but that’s not an option since dark skin can burn and be damaged by the sun just like any other skin tone.

“One of the biggest misconceptions out there is that melanin skin doesn’t get skin cancer,” explains Dr. Shasa Hu, co-founder of BIA Life. “Mounting cancer statistics and medical studies have shown that people with darker skin can develop skin cancer from chronic sun exposure and often they are diagnosed late because of the lack of awareness.”

She recommends using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher on a daily basis, regardless of skin tone. Not…

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