Rihanna had her fans in stitches when she responded to a comment on Instagram that seemingly did not understand her use of SPF in winter.
The Fenty Skin creator posted a photo on her Instagram where she can be seen with smears of SPF over her cheeks while dressed in a bucket hat and a lace bra.
She captioned it: “just protecting my melanin while they try to eradicate it! @fentyskin #FentySkinStartRs mini gang!” [Sic]. The post was to seemingly promote the Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen from her Fenty Skin line.
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One user then commented: “it’s winter now”, implying that sunscreen is not to be used during the cold season.
To which Rihanna responded: “it’s the ignorance for me! You gon have wrinkles if you think spf seasonal! But continue.” [Sic]
Hundreds of her other followers then replied in support of Rihanna’s comment and added their own thoughts to support the fact that SPF should be used year-round, with one simply writing “SPF is a must”.
Rihanna has been vocal about the importance of protecting the skin from harmful UV rays, no matter your skin tone.
In a previous interview with Yahoo Entertainment, she said: “Growing up on an island, you’re exposed to the sun every day. So you always thought that SPF was a tourist thing, and especially not for black people.
“Whether it’s hot or a grey, 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,” Rihanna said.
“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 added.
Rihanna launched her inclusive Fenty Skin line this year which also includes a cleanser and toner serum