Summer is right around the corner and you’ll undoubtedly spend more time outside soaking up some much-needed Vitamin D. Whether you’re at the beach with friends, grilling in your yard or simply enjoying the great outdoors, basking in the sun has a way of making you feel great after the chilly winter months. Unfortunately, the sun is not a friend to your skin and you need to take certain precautions to limit your exposure to harmful UV rays.
More People Are Diagnosed With Skin Cancer Each Year Than All Other Cancers Combined
November 18-24 is National Skin Cancer Action Week. Not surprising since summer is right around the corner and because one in five people will develop skin cancer by the time they are 70 years old – One in five! Those are not great odds. While it’s nearly impossible to completely avoid the sun, there are precautions we can take to limit our exposure to harmful UV rays.
Protect Your Skin Everywhere
Everyone knows to put on sunblock when they hit the beach or play a round of golf, but did you know that you can be exposed to harmful UV rays in your house and in your car? In fact, the average person spends nearly two hours a day – and nearly 40,000 hours over a lifetime – in their car. That’s a lot of exposure to the sun. There is a simple (and stylish) way to limit your UV ray exposure while in your car – UV blocking window film. Certain window film – especially a solar rated one like Solar Gard’s Galaxie or Supreme – block 99% of harmful UV rays. In fact, Solar Gard window film offers UV protection equivalent to SPF 285.
5 Bonus Benefits of Window Film
- Warding off dangerous UV rays while you’re in the car is reason enough to install window film, but it also blocks 70% of solar heat, which keeps the inside of your car cooler without blasting the air conditioner.
- Certain window films block the sun’s glare, helping you operate your vehicle safely.
- It prevents sun-fade in your interior.
- Window film hinders the chances of shattering and flying glass if broken.
- You’ll save money on fuel costs, too, as you’ll be able to use your air conditioner sparingly.
But let’s be honest; One of the main reasons for getting your car tinted is that your cool factor goes way up. You might not look cool smearing zinc oxide all over your nose to protect your face from the sun, but you’ll definitely look, feel, and be cooler behind a tinted window – in more ways than one.