“Stay out that sun!” Countless black girls heard those harsh words from mothers, grandmas and aunties who feared the blackening effects of the sun. As we grow in the understanding that dark skin is beautiful, many black women are ditching sun avoidance and letting their melanin shine captioning their Instagram photos with tags like #tanonfleek and #sunkissedmelanin. Here are twenty black women who showed off their natural summer tans on Instagram, under the #tanonfleek tag!
Mood:: after being in all this sun this weekend #rest #relax #tanonfleek #nomakeup #melaninpoppingseverely — @fierceninja
While we are loving this fierceness, please be sure to wear your sunscreen.