Rihanna admits her past misconception about using sunscreen

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) Rihanna is attending the Dior show, during Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2017. Photographed by Edward Berthelot
) Rihanna is attending the Dior show, during Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2017. Photographed by Edward Berthelot
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The star who was raised in Brigdetown, Barbados has admitted she has learnt the hard way about the importance of wearing sunscreen, having mistakenly thought she didn’t need to wear it during her childhood.

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Speaking to Yahoo Entertainment, she revealed that growing up in an island you’re exposed to the sun every day so she always thought SPF was a tourist thing and specifically not for black people.

Rihanna continued to explain that she has learnt the hard way because over time the sun wasn’t that great to her skin which was not that resilient and caused her to have hyper-pigmentation in certain areas.

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“Whether it's hot or a gray, winter cold day, those UV rays are always out. I think the biggest misconception with SPF, in particular, is that black people don't need it. And as a woman of colour, I am here to say that's a lie. We need it and we need it every day,” she adds.

Compiled by Futhi Masilela

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