Sunscreen helps prevent skin cancer, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles. Black skin contains protection from the sun up to SPF 13. However, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends that everyone use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher every day to prevent skin damage.
Black people are four times more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stage melanoma than non-Black people. Those who are diagnosed with melanoma are more likely to die from the cancer than white people with melanoma.
Additionally, people of color are more likely to develop hyperpigmentation, or dark spots/patches of skin. Darker skin contains higher amounts of melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color. When the skin has an injury (even a minor one like a scrape or bug bite) the body overproduces melanin to protect that injury from the sun.
To help prevent skin damage, daily use of sunscreen is strongly recommended, whether you are indoors or outdoors.
Nour™ is dedicated to creating high quality, mineral-based sunscreen for daily use to encourage positive skin health among people of color.
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