A CLOSER LOOK at the sun

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
true facts about the sun

Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation
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.

70%
of all UV rays
penetrate through clouds.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 for those of you with sensitive eyes.

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
water

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

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

60 ml

or

1
golfball

Oh ya, and don't forget
to protect

Ears

Nose

Lips

Hairline

Shoulders

Feet

Oh ya, and don't forget to protect your ears, nose, lips, hairline, shoulders and the tops of feet.

 

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