Ask any dermatologist their number one skin-care tip, and 10 out of 10 times you’re going to hear the same response: Wear sunscreen. It’s skin-care canon. Nothing prevents signs of aging and protects your skin like SPF. Despite this, sunscreen continues to get a bad rap, and myths about the stuff abound. Our complexions have a savior, though, and her name is Rihanna—she’s here to set the fake news about SPF straight.
The beauty mogul posted a photo of herself wearing sunscreen (Fenty Skin, obviously) on September 27 and wasted no time correcting a commenter who tried to imply the season for wearing SPF was over. Spoiler: It’s not.
“It’s the ignorance for me! You gon have wrinkles if you think SPF is seasonal. But continue,” RiRi wrote in response.
See the comment for yourself, below:
And Rihanna’s original post here:
Proper SPF use is one of Rihanna’s skin-care passions. One misbelief she’s keen on dispelling, in particular, is that Black people don’t need sunscreen. “Growing up on an island, you’re exposed to the sun every day, so you thought SPF was like a tourist thing—and especially not for Black people,” she said during the virtual Fenty Skin launch party earlier this year. “And I have learned the hard way, because over time the sun wasn’t that kind to my skin. My skin wasn’t that resilient, and I started to have hyperpigmentation in certain areas and realized I have to put [my Fenty SPF] on.”
She continued: “I think the biggest misconception with SPF, in particular, is that Black people don’t need it, and as a woman of color I’m here to say that’s a lie. You don’t think about the parts of your body that are exposed to the sun, like your hands. Driving your car—on the steering wheel—those are things that age really quickly, but they’re so exposed. SPF is for everyone and every day.”
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Rihanna’s Fenty Skin line has been out for a few months now, and the hype for it is still going strong. Partly because Rih is her best own hype woman (she regularly shares her skin-care tips on Insta), but also because she’s made it clear Fenty Skin is for everyone. Case in point: She had both ASAP Rocky and Lil Nas X in her first skin-care campaign.
“I think skin care is gender neutral, in general,” she said in July. “The only thing that makes it different in the supermarket is the color; it’s in a darker package. But I think that really shouldn’t matter. Skin is skin, and you shouldn’t have to feel funny or hesitant about using it if you’re a man because everybody has skin and everybody should take care of their skin. So I never approached skin care or making this line from a gender standpoint. I didn’t want anyone to feel excluded.”
Curious to try it? Read our full review of Fenty Skin.
Originally Appeared on Glamour