The Latino community has been making moves for what feels eons. We have been using their ancestral instincts and putting them to work for the sake of the community and everyone alike. Many of us even tapped into the beauty industry, where thousands of people swear by their unique products. Some of the more sought out products are skincare.
As you all may already know, the Latino community is as diverse as a box of crayons in an art class. But, one thing is for sure, guarding our skin against the negative effects of the sun is a top priority. This is probably why our Latina queens like JLO and Salma Hayek seem to never age — because they tended to their skincare as much as they tended to their craft.
Since we want everyone to experience healthy skin and avoid any harm the sun may cause, we share a few products with you. These products might even help you look like you’ve just visited the Fountain of Youth. I mean, one can dream, right?
The Puerto Rican-owned skincare brand Kleurë Cosmetics, owned by Yanilka Maldonado, has a mineral sunblock anyone will love. It is 100 percent natural and uses an organic formula. It’s water-resistant, is vegan, and affordable. This product gives an SPF 30, so you must reapply often.
Agua de Nube
Mexican-owned skincare company, Agua de Nubes, is also one of the few Latino brands that include sunscreen. Their sunscreen, Bloqueador Solar Con Chabacano Fps 30, is as they promise for all of their products, biodegradable and easy on the skin.
If your skin developed dark spots because of the sun (and you went to the doctor to verify that it was nothing serious), then, The Brightener by Overt, a company founded by Peruvian Giselle Chirinos, is the way to go. It was created by PhDs and chemical engineers and is compatible with a wide range of skin types.
There are plenty of other sunscreens on the market, so there is no excuse for any of you to leave your house without protection from the sun. And, if you are going to be under the sun for a long time, please don’t apply baby oil to your skin. That habit is outdated and so bad for your skin as you’re essentially broiling your skin — it’s not worth it, mija.
Stay safe out there and take care of your skin!