You Ask, We Answer: Summer Skin FAQ
What is a good SPF for dark skin?
"SPF is a must for all skin colors," says Rancho Mirage dermatologist Wendy E. Roberts, who recommends a minimum of SPF 15 for dark skin, like Zoe Saldana, and SPF 30 or above for lighter skin tones. "When you get tan, even a little, you are damaging skin cells, which leads to premature aging, wrinkles and cancer. Just because you don't burn doesn't mean you are avoiding damage."
Evangeline Lilly swept onto the red carpet at The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug premiere in a black slightly sheer Alberta Ferretti gown with a lace overlay and tiers of tulle at the skirt, keeping all accessories to a minimum, save for studs and a gold bracelet.