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Black Girl Sunscreen

Summer is alive and kicking. This is the season for everything that can be done in the sun, but are you truly protecting yourself in the midst of your summer fun?

The biggest misconception about our melanin skin is that it doesn’t need to be protected. The truth is that our skin can be damaged from the sun just like everyone else’s. Sunrays can cause discoloration of the skin, cause skin to age faster, cause heat rash, and more. Have you heard someone say, “Black people don’t need sunscreen”? I know I’ve heard this on several different occasions. Protecting our skin is a huge part of what makes our melanin pop. Luckily there is a brand that is dedicated to making sure we do just that.

Shontay Lundy is the founder of Black Girl Sunscreen. Her brand was launched in Miami, Florida in 2016. She designed this sunscreen specifically for women and men of color. Our skin is very different and needs to be cared for differently. Her sunscreen is ultra-sheer, vegan, SPF 30, and cruelty free. The sunscreen is also infused with natural ingredients. (Avocado, jojoba, aloe, cocoa butter, and carrot juice.) Lundy’s brand is now valued at $5 million. She also offers a kid friendly sunscreen.

You can purchase Black Girl Sunscreen at Target or on BlackGirlSunscreen.com.

By Brittanie Sturdivant, Sophomore, Open Campus Parsons School of Design

Instagram: B_Slay_S

Written by Brittanie

I rep the 219, Indiana. I'm a wardrobe stylist and owner of Vintage By. B. I love shopping for pieces that are different and that I know nobody else will have! But one thing I hate about shopping is going broke doing so. Throughout the years of me working in retail, I have picked up a lot of tips and tricks for saving LOTS of money when shopping. I also go against trends by Vintage shopping. I find pieces that I can pair together to create works of art. You can call me a penny pincher, but I'll look BOMB while pinching my pennies :)

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