Beauty Tips by Brytt: 8 Brown Skin Friendly SPF Products You Need To Know About Including Fenty Hydra Vizor and Black Girl Sunscren
Alright guys! Outside is open and right in time for another annual 'hot girl summer'. After being stuck in the house, we all can attest to bad eating habits, poor self care or overall just falling out of your daily routine. So we are here with beauty tips to get you back on track!
But first meet Brytt, she has a master's degree in Clinical Phycology and is a natural hair guru & skin care junky. With a live out loud persona, she exudes bliss and radiance while traveling the world serving up a serious sun kissed glow. So it only intrigued us when she openly spoke about wearing sunscreen and the importance of it.
"Let’s talk about the one thing everybody needs in their skincare routine regardless of skin type, tone, etc. SUNSCREEN. When it comes to skincare, sunscreen is a non-negotaible. Growing up I never worried about protecting my skin from the sun. I was always told that “black folks don’t get sunburned.” That is until I actually got sunburnt and couldn’t bear the pain of ever experiencing that again."
Before we get into products, here are a few tips when it comes to applying and shopping for sunscreen:
- Whenever you're applying sunscreen to your face or any part of your body you should use the “two finger” rule to ensure you're adequately protecting your skin.
- When it comes to the SPF number, you should always try and aim for SPF 30 or higher, this ensures that your skin is getting a sufficient amount of protection from the sun.
- If diminishing dark spots/hyperpigmentation is one of your major skincare concerns, then you should be applying your SPF diligently.
- Ideally you should reapply your sunscreen every few hours if you're consistently out in the sun.
- There are 2 types of sunscreen, chemical and mineral. I urge you to do your research on which is ideal for your skin type + lifestyle, but mineral sunscreens tend to cause less harm to your skin + the environment. Also, just because it's called “chemical” sunscreen, doesn't mean it's necessarily bad for your skin.