The older I get the more serious I get about my sun protection. I’m something like a sunscreen fanatic these days I really will not leave home without it! I know “black don’t crack” is what they say but sun damage is real and melanin can only do so much.
I’m trying to look like I’m in my twenties
I’ve heard that Korean sunscreens are superior to what’s available in the USA, so of course that’s what I went for, for this summer. CosRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream has spf 50+ and feels so comfortable on my face. This Sun Cream feels more like a moisturizer to me than a sunscreen which I love. I’ve been using it as my daytime moisturizer with and without makeup. It absorbs well so it doesn’t disturb whatever makeup or other products I put on top.
Next up is MISSHA Waterproof Sun Milk which also has spf 50+. This Sun Milk is thin and runny and reminds me more of a traditional sunscreen. It’s not as moisturizing as the CosRX cream, so I always have to pair it with a moisturizer. Because it’s waterproof this Sun Milk has been my go to when I know I’m going to be active outside or while swimming.
I know a lot of brown girls worry about sunscreen leaving a white cast and making us look like…
but I haven’t had that problem with these sunscreens. If you look at any of my pictures from Puerto Vallarta, I was using one or both of these in all of the pictures that I took and I had no problem with flashback or ashiness.
Bless up black girls!