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Finally: 7 Sunscreens That Leave Dark Skin Looking Luminous, Not Ashy

Sunscreens for brown girls really do exist
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After what feels like the longest winter in the history of winters, it's time to finally start thinking about sun protection for the summer. Of course, we understand the benefits of year-round protection but it's something about April and May that prompts us to think more seriously about the damaging effects of sun rays.

That being said, if you're a woman of color, finding sun protection that won't leave you looking like an ashy ghost can be quite a challenge. The good news is, sunscreens for deep skin tones really do exist. And, some are even laced with brightening corrective properties that fight against daily oxidative damage.

Here, the best sunscreens for brown girls who crave luminous skin.

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This blend of shea and cocoa butter is designed to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun while maintaining a youthful even skin. Throw it in your bag for portable face and lip protection on-the-go. Oh, and don't let the affordable price fool you—this SPF is killer.

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This mild, yet powerful mix leaves a pearlized finish that works well under makeup on darker skin tones. Bonus: it also shields skin from blue light from devices and infrared radiation.

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Weird, ashy casts don't stand a chance with this clear sun protection. Honestly, you'll find it hard to not get excited while putting it on. Wear it alone or under makeup for a natural, dewy glow but act fast: this best-seller is sure to be a hot item this season.

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A powerful yet gentle sun protection alternative, this fine-misting aerosol spray instantly sets makeup and reduces shine without disrupting your look.

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