“There is a myth that not every skin type needs sunscreen and while its true that lighter skin (Fitzpatrick scale type 1-3) burns quicker than darker (Fitzpatrick scale type 4-6), sunscreen is still needed. While melanin does provide protection in darker skin tones, it is not enough to protect from skin cancer
Ultraviolet-B rays (UVB) are associated with sunburn.
Ultraviolet-A rays(UVA) are associated with aging. UVB- has strong links to malignant meloma and basal cell carcinoma risk.
Therefore the recommended protection of SPF is between SPF 30 and SPF 50. Science says because the environment has changed and solar UV rays are more powerful, research says this range is the most effective. If wearing sunscreen is off putting or not in your list of things to do. Here are some natural SPF producing ingredients that you can incorporate into your daily moisturizer.” -Mia j.
Almond oil-SPF 5
Coconut Oil-SPF 4-6
Zinc oxide-SPF 2-20
Red Raspberry Seed Oil- SPF 25-50
Carrot Seed Oil- SPF 35-40
Shea Butter SPF 4-6