For many of us, sunscreen falls last in our skincare routine, especially for those with darker skin complexions. It feels like finding the ultimate sunscreen that leaves no ashy residue is impossible. But just because you have more melanin doesn’t mean you should skip out on sunscreen. You need to protect your skin against skin cancer and sun damage constantly – no matter what skin tone you have.

Asides from skin cancer, with the lack of SPF, your skin can face everyday challenges like hyperpigmentation and uneven skin texture (and no one wants that.) The moral of the story is, take care of your skin and buy some sunscreen.

Below, find eight of the best sunscreens that provide sheer and non-ashy coverage for black women.

1. fenty skin spf 30

Fenty Skin, Hydra Vizor, Dhs150, SHOP NOW

2. Eleven by venus williams spf 35

Eleven by Venus Williams, Unrivaled Sun Serum SPF 35, Dhs183, SHOP NOW

3. shiseido spf 50+

Shiseido, Clear Stick UV Protector Wetforce SPF 50+, Dhs147, SHOP NOW

4. clinique spf 50

CLINIQUE, Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen Face Cream, Dhs186, SHOP NOW

5. unsun spf 30

UNSUN, Mineral Tinted Sunscreen SPF 30, Dhs106, SHOP NOW

6. kat somerville spf 50

Kate Somerville, Uncomplicated SPF 50, Dhs339, SHOP NOW

7. shield fit spf 50

COSRX, Shield Fit Snail Essence Sun SPF 50, Dhs95, SHOP NOW

8. GLOSSIER spf 35

Glossier, Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen, Dhs91, SHOP NOW
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