Everyone has to worry about protecting their skin regardless of skin colour. If you have skin, you can get skin cancer. And even though fair skin is more prone to skin cancer and damage than dark skin, it is still equally as important for dark-skinned people to use sun screen.
Regardless of the color of your skin, you should always wear sunscreen when in direct sunlight. Although people with dark skin tend to burn less, skin cancer is still a risk. The leading cause of skin cancer is exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.
Anyone can suffer the harmful effects of sun exposure, no matter their complexion, it’s true that those with darker complexions don’t have to worry as much about sunburn as someone with very fair skin, since he/she has more melanin in their skin for natural protection but the extra melanin doesn’t guard against the UV damage that accelerates aging and other effects of sun damage, including wrinkles, age spots, and skin cancer.
Everyone would benefit from wearing a sunscreen with at least an SPF of 15 at all times, especially if they’re going to be spending a lot of time out in the sun. Buying products that already contain sunscreen-like moisturizers, cosmetics, and lotions-is the most convenient way to make sure your skin is protected from the sun. You should also consider using hair products that contain sunscreen, to protect your scalp.