Sun Facts and Stats for Skin of Colour

There's nothing more we love than clinical data and peer reviewed research to help illustrate the advice we provide on Black Skin Directory.

So we've rounded up some key facts and stats that we hope will encourage you and strengthen your resolve in taking adequate care and exercise safety whilst enjoying the sun.


There a four main types of skin cancer and all can affect black skin


Darker skin tones have poorer skin cancer prognosis than Caucasians.


Sunscreen use in the black community is patchy


We've heard a lot of people say unprotected sun exposure is necessary for Vitamin D.

Whilst it's true that the sun stimulates Vitamin D in the body, medical professionals agree that supplementing and eating Vitamin D rich foods is sufficient.