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Old 08-05-2012, 02:28 PM
 
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I'm out in the sun a lot but i'm very dark skinned. Is sunscreen necessary?
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:34 PM
 
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I'm out in the sun a lot but i'm very dark skinned. Is sunscreen necessary?
Do you get sun burn?
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:36 PM
 
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OP, sunscreen is only necessary if you are bleaching. So if you want to get lighter use sunscreen. Other than that there is really no need for dark skinned individuals to use sunscreen. One of the many benefits nature has given black men and women. Natural protection against harmful UV/UB rays.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:44 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Well, how dark skinned is dark skinned enough? I thought all people were susceptible to the suns uv/ub rays.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:46 PM
 
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dark skin has a natural spf 15 already, however just because you are dark doesn't mean you shouldn't wear sunscreen to protect against skin cancers like melanoma ..
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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Yes, you still need to wear sun block. UV rays damage skin beneath the layer so it's not always what you see in terms of color that indicate if your skin is being damaged.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:49 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Default YES! Sunscreen is necessary!

Caucasians are the primary victims of skin cancer. However, everyone, regardless of skin color, can fall prey to it. Unfortunately, many patients and even some physicians are under the impression that non-Caucasian people are immune to this disease. That is one reason people of color are diagnosed with skin cancer at later stages. Skin Cancer and Skin of Color - SkinCancer.org

My friend's father, a black man from Haiti, died from melanoma.
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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I wear sunscreen every single day.
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:19 PM
 
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Yes! Any dermatologist will tell you that regardless of skin color the sun ages your skin and too much unprotected exposure increases your risk of skin cancer. Stay healthy and youthful looking...wear the sunscreen.
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:27 PM
 
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Yes.
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