This post will be quick. I just wanted to encourage you to make sure you take precautions to protect your skin.
The temperature in New York is over 100 degrees and the sun is at its hottest. If you are in this area or any part of the country where the temps are sweltering, please take heed to what I’m sharing.
Just because you have a darker pigmented skin does not mean you can’t expose yourself to risk of skin cancer. Protect your skin by wearing sunscreen with an SPF of 45 on these scorching days. Make sure that sunscreen contains a broad range of protection from UVA AND UVB rays. UV rays can penetrate deep into the skin and do some serious damage. Sunblock is thicker than sunscreen and provides more protection but trust, your skin will look chalky. Instead, just wear a sunscreen with at least an SPF of 45.
Also, make sure you wear sunglasses with UVA/UVB protection, wear hats and stay out of the sun as much as you can!