Two Nigerian Sisters Create Sunscreen Products for Melanin-Rich Skin

By Sharee Silerio

Do you believe that black people don’t need sunscreen? Have you heard that we don’t get skin cancer because of our melanin?

I found out the hard way that my cocoa-hued skin needed protection from the sun when I was on a beachfront family vacation in Jamaica for a week, and did not wear sunscreen once. When I got back home, my back, neck and arms were peeling, thankfully, they weren’t burning too.

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