1

2

3

4

5

6

FR

A closer look at the sun

GARNIER® OMBRELLE - A SAFER PLACE UNDER THE SUN

Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation

We all have our doubts about sun care. That's why we've teamed up with the Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation to shed light on the truth.

Scroll to discover

Did we help you get a closer look at the sun? At Garnier we believe in taking care of you and your family. That's why each of our Ombrelle products have been designed to suit your individual sun care needs. Find the product that's right for you

Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation

Get $3 off

Ever thought

I never know how much sunscreen to use. I'm sure this plays a factor

"I never know how much sunscreen to use. I'm sure this plays a factor."

It totally does To completely protect your entire body we recommend using 2 tablespoons of sunscreen.

2 tablespoons

or

30 ml

or

1 golfball

Oh ya, and don't forget to protect

Your ears

Your nose

Your lips

Your hairline

Your shoulders

Tops of feet

We often think

I'm less likely to get sunburned underwater or in a shaded area

"I'm less likely to get sunburned underwater or in a shaded area."

Don't be fooled UV rays can be reflected off water, sand, snow and even concrete.

Snow

Sand

So you can get sunburned while in the shade or skiing outdoors.

Water

When swimming, the sun can actually penetrate up to 30 meters of water

A tip: lather on some water resistant sunscreen.

Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows Arrows
Dots Dots Dots Dots Dots Dots Dots Dots Dots Dots Dots Dots Dots Dots Dots Dots Dots Dots Dots Dots Dots Dots Dots Dots Dots Dots Dots Dots Dots Dots

You may think

If I apply sunscreen regularly throughout the day, I'm well protected against the sun

"If I apply sunscreen regularly throughout the day, I'm well protected against the sun."

  You're right. To be effective, reapplication is a must!

Shield Shield Shield Shield Shield Shield Shield Shield Shield Shield Shield Shield Shield Shield Shield Shield Shield Shield Shield Shield Shield Shield Shield Shield Shield Shield Shield Shield Shield Shield Shield Shield

The filters in your sunscreen only protects your skin

for up to 2H

of sun exposure.

Sunburn protection tip: don't forget your protective clothing, hat and sunglasses.

With some high SPF sunscreens
you may STILL be at risk of damage
from harmful UVA rays.

Products with the UVA circle have the
minimum level of UVA protection according
to Health Canada. Look for the UVA Circle
for broad spectrum UVA+UVB protection.

Even a high SPF
will only protect
you from
UVB rays.

Some people think

The higher the SPF, the more I’m protected

"The higher the SPF, the more I’m protected."

Not necessarily. SPF only indicates the level of protection against UVB rays, not against UVA rays, which play a major part in skin aging and may cause skin cancer.

6 out 10 women have signs of aging. Up to 90% of these signs are caused by the sun. Signs like: Dark spots, sun spots, age spots, uneven skin tone, wrinkles

Overexposure to UV rays can weaken our body's immune system reducing our skin's natural defense against allergens. This is what causes nasty rashes and blisters.

1 in 5 Canadians will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer is now one of the most common cancers between the ages 15-29.

5 or more significant sunburns can double your chances of getting skin cancer.

Premature aging Allergies Skin cancer Sunburn

Epidermis

Dermis

Subcutaneous layer

Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin Skin

Instantly, UVB affects the skins surface, causing sunburns.

You can't feel UVA rays. They penetrate the deepest layers of the skin causing long-term damage.

Be sure to look out for products which contain technology like Mexoryl. This provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection.

UVB damage

UVA damage

You might think

I'm dark skinned and I rarely burn, so there's no need for sunscreen

"I'm dark skinned and I rarely burn, so there's no need for sunscreen."

Sorry! No matter your skin tone UV rays have no mercy. They can affect you immediately and over the long-term.

What most people think

I don't need to apply sunscreen on a cloudy day

"I don't need to apply sunscreen on a cloudy day."

Not quite Your skin is equally impacted on an overcast day as on a bright one. So protect yourself at all times.

Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun

70% of all UV rays penetrate through clouds.

Fiction vs Fact

Please enable JavaScript to view this site.