Recently I attended an event thrown by Garnier Ombrelle at the Drake hotel in Toronto in honor of Sun awareness week which is June 1-7.
That got me thinking. Do people with dark skin still need to use sunscreen? I’ve never really been super strict when it comes to my sunscreen regimen because I’ve always felt like I’m naturally at less risk because my skin is darker. After watching the presentation by Ombrelle I decided I wanted to learn more.
It’s true that darker skin does in fact offer an advantage when it comes to sun protection because of the higher levels of melanin. However this doesn’t mean that it offers enough protection. Which is why you need additional coverage with a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen.
Ombrelle’s 2 new additions:
Both great products, but I’m super excited about the Mineral sunscreen as it’s all natural. Don’t worry about the label, you don’t have to be a kid to use it. 🙂
Brunch at the event. I had to include a pic because it was DELICIOUS. Smoked salmon eggs benedict.