Why SPF is an Essential Part of Your Beauty Routine

One of the biggest, most unfortunate myths black people have passed down through generations is that we don’t need to wear sunscreen. No seriously, somewhere along the line, we convinced ourselves that thanks to all this wonderful melanin, we can’t get sunburned and therefore sunscreen is a non-issue. But the thing is, this is only partly true. While melanin does serve as the skin’s means of protection against damaging UV rays (basically the more melanin, the more protection), having an abundance of melanin doesn’t make our skin sun damage-proof. It is still important to wear sunscreen, no matter how dark your skin is. When UV rays penetrate your skin, it causes cell damage and in response, your body produces more melanin in the form of a tan. Tans don’t mean that suddenly your skin has a suit of armour against the sun, in fact it is indicative that you probably need to layer on the sunscreen to prevent further damage. Experts suggest that you should wear SPF 30 or higher when spending time in the sun and reapply every couple hours. Not only will wearing sunscreen lower your risk of skin cancer, it will also help keep your skin looking vibrant and youthful. People of color are less prone to wrinkles as a result of skin damage, but we are prone to hyperpigmentation, textured skin, uneven tone and dark patches. If you are someone who notices any of these skin challenges, try incorporating sunscreen into your routine. Even if your skin is perfect, layer on the sunscreen just to be safe (remember, prevention is always better than cure). UV rays are unavoidable, which means that wearing sunscreen simply isn’t negotiable. Give your skin the TLC it deserves, simply by adding a little sunscreen into the mix, your skin will thank you. I have linked below my current go-tos for the summer! Omniley

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Natori Feathers Charm Satin Lounge Shorts • Natori • $68
Natori Plume Satin & Lace Shorty Pajama Set • Natori • $119
Black Girl Sunscreen – SPF 30 – 3 fl oz • $15.99
Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Aging Daily Moisturizer With SPF 30, 1.7 Fl Oz • Olay • $17.89

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Lookbook 614: Neat and Strong

Her walk is like a shot of whiskey. Neat and strong and full of purpose. So many underestimate her punch-JWStorm⠀ What else would you expect with these heels and satin pant?????? ⠀@blacksouthernbelle_bsb A real cheers to the weekend #HappyNationalBourbonDay-Omniley?⠀ Maple Bourbon with luxardo ?

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Hellessy HELLESSY Cass Top in Ecru | FWRD • Hellessy • $259
Sarah Flint Jay pumps • Sarah Flint • $425
Derek Lam 10 Crosby Striped Belted Wide Leg Culotte • Derek Lam 10 Crosby • $180
4SI3NNA Tie Front Satin Culottes • 4SI3NNA the Label • $32.97
Peter Pilotto Metallic-trimmed high-rise wide satin culottes • Peter Pilotto • $745

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Lookbook 613: Sheaths for Every Occasion

When you aren’t sure what to wear…a fitted sheath @leotanewyork will always get you looks. This sheath is form fitting, but still leaves enough for the imagination. Oh and you can never go wrong with an animal print! I paired it with my @jimmychoo heels. I’m all neutral for Friday Eve-Omniley? Disclaimer: I get a commission for purchases or clicks made through links in this post. Waiting for something to go on sale or just want to buy it later? Simply click the heart icon and enter your email address. You’ll receive a confirmation email (to shop products you favorite anytime from your inbox) and notification email when the price drops!

Marc Fisher Caitlin Pump – Women’s • Marc Fisher •
Jimmy Choo Romy 85 Metallic Suede Pump • Jimmy Choo •
ALDO Jolivet high heel shoes • Aldo •
Leota Celeste Zebra-Print Dress • Leota •

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Lookbook 612: Did you say Wrap Dress?

Look at the flowers-for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are…picked up this cute arrangement from @oakpointfreshmarket You should know by now I’m a sucker for wrap dresses @tanyataylor! I added an additional pop of color with the shoes??. Omniley? Disclaimer: I get a commission for purchases or clicks made through links in this post. Waiting for something to go on sale or just want to buy it later? Simply click the heart icon and enter your email address. You’ll receive a confirmation email (to shop products you favorite anytime from your inbox) and notification email when the price drops!

Tanya Taylor Women’s Dita Print Silk Ruffled Wrap Dress – Size 0 • Tanya Taylor •
Iconic American Designer Sleeveless Floral-Print High-Low Dress •
Adrianna Papell Geranium Printed Faux Wrap Dress • Adrianna Papell •
Badgley Mischka Women’s Royal Pump • Badgley Mischka •
Sara Pumps Violet •

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Lookbook 611: Growth and Perspective

Forget the past, but remember the lesson…it’s the reason you are who and where you are! Can anyone guess where I got my inspiration from for this painting? It’s not the original just a duplicate… Oh and yes my #fiddleleaffig is real???? she’s almost as tall as I am #Bellehomedecor-Omniley?

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Ulla Johnson Lottie Floral Voile Dress • Ulla Johnson •
NANETTE nanette lepore Sleeveless Patterned Pintuck Pleat Midi Dress • Nanette Lepore •
Diane Von Furstenberg Carla Tulip Dress • Diane von Furstenberg •
Influence Tall floral wrap dress with tie sleeve and ruffle in red •
Sam Edelman Laney Mule – Women’s • Sam Edelman •

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Lookbook 610: Sun-Kissed

Ever wanted a day in the sun? I mean that’s how people take the pictures that are tagged sun-kissed. Today’s dress is yellow just like the sun. Pleated in burnt yellow and paired with a belt with bright red shoes to go with. You cannot go wrong in red and you will definitely stun in this number. Omniley?

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ALDO Jolivet high heel shoes • Aldo • $85
SWF Arabella Mini Dress • Arabella • $68
Sharagano Women’s Pleated Maxi Dress • Sharagano • $39.58–54.99
Romwe Ruffle Shoulder Surplice Belted Pleated Dress • Romwe • $23.95

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