Can Black People Get Sunburn? Yes – Here’s How To Prevent It
May 20, 2018
Can black people get sunburn?
Admit it, this question has crossed your mind at least once.
While most people would assume the answer is no (I was one of those people until a few days in the sun left my skin on FYE), the truth is that sunburn isn’t just a YT people problem.
Sure, the darker your skin, the longer it takes to burn, but if you plan on spending lots of time outside you might want to think about protecting yourself.
All the #MelaninMagic in the world can’t save you from this sun shining through this depleted ozone layer.
Too much sun exposure can be bad for your skin in more ways than one. Sunburn, sun poisoning, and skin cancer are nothing to play with.
Black don’t crack, but it will if you don’t take care of yourself!
Keep reading to learn how to prevent the sun from burning your black ass this summer. You (and your skin) will thank me later.
Wear The Right Clothing
It goes without saying that the parts of your body that are directly exposed to the sun will burn quicker. When possible, try to wear loose fighting clothes, a hat, and sunglasses when you plan on spending lots of time in the sun.
Your clothing will create a barrier between you and the sun which can help you avoid getting burned.