Skin is the largest human organ, but people often fail or put off taking proper preventive measures to guard it from the sun, writes Dr. Renée Beach
By Dr. Renée Beach University of Toronto
But for people with richly pigmented brown or black skin tones, there are other specifics that must be considered.
First, there’s a misconception that people with darker skin don’t need to wear sunscreen. This simply is not the case. It’s true that melanin, the natural pigment that gives everyone’s skin colour, offers protection similar to an SPF 8 in deeper skin tones, but this isn’t enough to prevent damage or sunburns. And although people with brown or black skin might have a lower risk of developing certain types of skin cancer, that doesn’t mean there’s no risk at all.
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