Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Skin Care

Sunblock


Protecting ourselves from the sun's rays has always been important, but it's even more important now that we must deal with the effects of global warming. The sun's rays are at their strongest, so we really need to limit the amount of time we stay in the sun, and be sure to protect our skin by wearing sunblock. And yes, even black women need sunblock! True, the natural melanin in our skin helps protect us from getting burned, but that doesn't mean we are immune to getting sunburned, or even worse -- skin cancer.

I've never enjoyed wearing sunblock, because it always felt greasy and took forever to be absorbed into my skin. Yet, I recently found a formula that I like, and it seems to work pretty well. Sport Performance Broad Spectrum Sunscreen with SPF 50 by Banana Boat does a great job of protecting my skin from the sun. In the past, whenever I would get a tan, my skin would turn an ashy gray tone. I never seemed to get that beautiful, sun kissed glow that so many other ladies get. Now that I've been using sunblock, I've noticed that when I do tan, my skin turns a nice, even, dark brown color instead of that ashy gray. In addition, the Sport Performance sunblock by Banana Boat is perfect for my skin (which as I've mentioned before is super sensitive) because it's not greasy and absorbs quickly. It basically does everything it says it will do. I visited a water park just last week and slathered on some of the sunblock prior to getting into the pool. When I got out, I didn't have that white, greasy residue on my skin that some formulas leave.

If any of you are looking for a great sunblock this summer, I'd highly recommend you give the Sport Performance Broad Spectrum Sunscreen with SPF 50 by Banana Boat a try.

4 comments:

lakitiamarie said...

Thanks for posting because I have the same problem with sun block. I have to give this one a try.

bluebonnet67 said...

This is great! I have been looking for a su block that does not leave you greasy and ashy after you have been in water or sweated.

SarahPaulina said...

I've tried this one and really liked it because like u said it doesnt feel greasy and there is no white residue. But also an alternative to sunblock for the ladies who don't like wearing it; Raw Unrefined Shea Butter. Although, I'm black and we tend to burn less or not burn at all, I burn very easily and a lot too. And since I've been using Shea Butter on my skin I haven't burnt once...

Monijack0377 said...

Hello,
I just ran across your videos and they are very informative. I currently have relaxed hair and plan to keep it. Although I want to relax my hair less often because of hearing news that they may cause fibroids. I just want your opinion because I stopped using a flat iron 7 mos. ago because it severely damaged and thinned my hair. Now my hair is healthier. What is the lesser of the evils? My point, why should I be natural when I'm just going to burn my hair trying to straighten it?