Many women of color don't consider sunblock to be a needed part of their skincare regimen because we usually aren't out tanning and there's the assumption that we don't get skin cancer because of increased melanin, but we need sun protection too!
Beauties, don't forget the spf, no matter what shade you are. From the palest ivory to the darkest ebony, we all need to protect against uv rays! With summer upon us, stay cognizant of this and choose makeup that has spf for the face and for the body, I wholeheartedly suggest "Extrashade", the sun protection for rich complexions.
I've been wearing this for a week or so and enjoy it! Here are the pros and cons:
-Fragrance free: I usually love coconut/tropical smelling sunscreens, but as I've been wearing perfume a lot lately, I enjoy that this doesn't interfer with my own choice of scents!
-This product has amazing ingredients like plantain extract which acts as an anti-irritant and generates cell renewal, hyaluronic acid to boost moisture, the antioxidant properties of pomegranate, along with passion flower extract which eases tissue inflammation.
-Easy to spread/soak in - some sunscreens can be super thick or takes forever to spread because it leaves a weird white haze to the skin. This takes a couple moments to apply and didn't leave a white glaze that looks terrible on brown skin. Colorfree!
-Water resistant for those beach frolicking days.
-Says that it can be used on face and body, but started to make my face feel greasy and break out. This is fabulous for the body but I'd stick with makeup and powders that have spf for the face specifically.
There really aren't any other cons to me, honestly. The spf number is nice, skin felt lovely with it on (other than the face), and there was no weird residue. I give the product a 4.5 out of 5 stars! This was supplied to me to review and all opinions are my own as always in my product reviews.
Do you always use sunscreen?
This can be purchased at the Extrashade website for $33 and they have a children's formulation as well.