Where to Buy Sunscreen in Lagos
‘Black people don’t need sunscreen’
‘There’s no sun where I live so I don’t need sunscreen’
‘All the days I’ve been entering sun like that nko?’
These are a few responses I get when I ask people why they don’t wear sunscreen. Some people have even gone ahead to argue on social media saying black people don’t need any sort of protection from the sun because our skin contains Melanin.
According to SkinCancerFoundation.org,
“People who have dark skin tones often believe they’re not at risk for skin cancer, but that is a dangerous misconception, says dermatologist Maritza I. Perez, MD, a senior vice president of The Skin Cancer Foundation.
“Anyone can get skin cancer, regardless of race,” she says. While the incidence of melanoma is higher in the Caucasian population, a July 2016 study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology showed it is more deadly in people of colour. African American patients were most likely to be diagnosed with melanoma in its later stages than any other group in the study, and they also had the worst prognosis and the lowest overall survival rate.
Most skin cancers are associated with ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or from tanning beds, says Dr. Perez. Yes, darker skin produces more of the pigment called melanin that does help protect skin — but only to a certain extent. People of colour can still get sunburned, and they can also develop skin cancer from UV damage”.
The African Continent has one of the harshest weathers on the planet when it comes to the harshness of Sun and if anyone should decide not to wear sunscreen, it definitely not ought to be someone living in Africa. This is not to say that people living in other continents should not use sunscreen. FAR FROM IT! Everyone should use it, no matter where you live but the education on skincare and sunscreen, in general, is a little low in most African/tropical countries. Now, that you know why you should wear sunscreen, here is a list/directory of 10 places to get sunscreen and other great skin care products, in Lagos, Nigeria.
PS: Don’t forget to reapply at least two to three times, during the day. Sunscreen should not be used at night.
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Here’s a video of me saying more about the benefits of sunscreen. Don’t forget to join the sunscreen challenge on Instagram using the #sunscreengoalsaf
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SWIPE LEFT AND SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS!! THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD WEAR SUNSCREEN! _____ When I ask a lot of people why they don’t wear sunscreen, they give me the funniest excuses like “I’m not leaving my house na, “black people don’t wear sunscreen”, “there’s no sun where I live”. Those are all excuses! You should wear sunscreen everyday, Irrespective of where you live or your pigmentation. ______ Fun Facts – What is SPF? SPF means “Sun Protecting Factor”. If it’ll take your skin originally 10 mins in the sun to burn, SPF 15 allows you stay an extra 150 minutes, however how long it takes you to burn depends on your skin type. So, do the maths with other SPF degrees like SPF 30,45,50 etc. Sunscreen protects your skin from the rays of the sun. A lot of people have damaged skin as a result of exposure to the sun, some with hyperpigmentation still haven’t seen results because they’re not wearing sunscreen. _____ In light of this, I’m starting a SUNSCREEN CHALLENGE 1. Buy sunscreen of at least SPF 30. 2. Apply 2/3 times during the day (2/3 hour intervals maybe). 3. Take a picture at the beginning of you starting up the challenger and also at the end of every week to measure your progress. Tag me @tosinolaniyi_ and use #Sunscreengoalsaf 4. Person with the most tags and consistency wins. Who knows? You just might win something from Aunty Lovette 😉 A sunscreen challenge template would be on my insta story before the day runs out! Happy Sunscreening! Lol ___ Sunscreen used in this video is by @aveenoca
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