Finding sun protection that will not leave our deep skin looking ashy and dry has always been a challenge. Zinc Oxide is one of the main ingredients in the strongest sun creams. While it is excellent for protecting the skin from harmful rays, it can cause a bright blueish white cast on the face of even the lightest of brown hues. This unfortunate side effect leaves your skin looking dull, dry, and chalky. In my journey to find the perfect sunscreen for my variety of skin needs, I tested a myriad of different brands and types to suit all occasions and levels of protection. Being dark-skinned made my challenges unique. Some products coated my skin like a bad foundation, while others were gems that changed my perspective of sunscreen forever! Here, I list my favorite finds that worked flawlessly with my brown skin tone.