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How to choose your ski mask ?

We are aware of the harmful effects of the sun on the skin but are not yet sufficiently aware of the effects on the eyes. Choosing your mask is to ensure flawless visual comfort. 4 elements to take into account : The view, the UV protection, the comfort and the anti-fog treatment.



Depending on the time, the brightness, the choice of the color of the screen will be important. More the sun shines, more it will be necessary to opt for a dark screen and conversely more the time will be greyish  more the screen will have to be clear. The whole thing is to overcome the overflow or lack of brightness. The main colors :
  • Green tint : accentuation of the natural green of the landscape    
  • Yellow tint : contrast creation    
  • Gray tint : maintaining the original colors    
  • Brown tint : absolute comfort for the eyes

The use of a mask with photochromic screen is also recommended, indeed this technology allows to move from one protection category to another in no time. All in order to adapt the protection according to needs.


4 UV protection categories

Just like the skin, overexposing one's eyes can have devastating effects. Thanks to the cornea, UVB rays are totally absorbed however the UVA can reach the crystalline lens and can cause serious lesions. Good to know : It should be noted that more glass is dark, less the light enters in the eye.

Category 1 : attenuated solar brightness. Daily use

Category 2 : average sunshine

Category  3 : strong sunshine. Use for sea and mountain

Category 4 : very stong sunshine. Use for sea, mountain and high mountain



  • The size : the masks are equipped with an adjustable strap to promote the adhesion to the face. A mask that is too big will force over-tightening and you will feel discomfort in the nose and forehead. A mask that is too small will create an excessive curvature and the foam inside the mask will get into your eyes

  • Foam : to avoid being embarrassed, the foam is used inside the mask to marry the face. There is a density of single or double density foam to ensure optimum comfort


Anti-fog treatment

Treating fogging is important because it can create discomfort during activity and greatly impede visibility. There are several treatments:    

  • Basic screen : the anti-fog treatment is inside    
  • Dual screen : thermal filter created by an insulating air pocket    
  • Dual screen with ventilation : anti-fog treatment and maximum ventilation


You now have all the cards in hand to get started and choose the ski mask that best suits your needs.


Offer "Friends & Family" or "25% off on the second pair" : Offer for the simultaneous purchase of two non-corrective sunglases, on the web site solaris.fr, in the stores, linears and corners Solaris participants. Not combinable with any other discount, with the Ray-Ban Selection at 99€, with sales and purchases of gift cards or accessories. The discount applies to the cheapest pair of both and is made at the cashier or in your the shopping bag. Non-contractual visuals. Visual Model (SAP): 304537 et 308517.

Ray-Ban : Visual non-contractual. Retouched photography. August 2020.

Hawkers : Visual non-contractual. Retouched photography. May 2020.

Marc Jacobs 129€ : Offer valid on non-corrective Marc Jacobs® sunglasses selection. In the limit of the available stock. Suggested retail price at participating Solaris stores and website. Offer not combinable with any other commercial offer and discount. Visual Model (SAP): 317047. Retouched photography. February 2019.

Ray-Ban Selection at 99€ : Offer valid on non-corrective Ray-Ban® sunglasses selection identified on the website. Offer not combinable with any other commercial offers and discounts. Non-contractual visual. Visual Model (SAP): 271788. June 2019.

Longchamp : Visual non-contractual. Visual model (SAP) : 329385. Retouched photography. March/April 2019.

The French-Touch : Visual non-contractual. Visual model (SAP) : 323399. Retouched photography. March 2019.

Persol : Visual non-contractual. Visual model : 219813. Retouched photography. April 2019.

Dior : Visual non-contractual. Visual model (SAP) : 328186. Retouched photography. April 2019.

Prada : Visual non-contractual. Visual model (SAP) : 330962. Retouched photography. April 2019.

Ray-Ban : Visual non-contractual. Visual Models (SAP) from right to left : Wayfarer model = 189698 ; Nina model = 324075 ; Meteor model = 324095. Retouched photography. Juin 2019.

Oakley : Visual non-contractual. Visual model (SAP) : 333225. Retouched photography. July 2019.

Carrera : Visual non-contractual. Visual model (SAP) : 330089. Retouched photography. August 2019.