Growing up, I always heard the phrase “Black don’t crack!” in reference to black women and their skin as they got older. Over the years I believed that phrase to be true. For example, my mother is well over 50 years old, yet she looks like she is in her prime! However, with years comes wisdom, and while I do believe that women of color age gracefully, I also know the importance of taking preventative measures.
One of the easiest ways to treat and prevent aging is through sunscreen. I never really understood the concept of sunscreen until recently, and I feel horrible for not protecting my skin sooner. While good genes are one part of the aging process, the sun plays a big part in in too. Sun exposure will activate the first signs of aging and can also cause skin cancer. Knowing this, it is important to incorporate sunscreen in your daily skincare and or makeup routine.