The importance of protecting your skin while driving
Friday 22 August, 2014:
Did you know that you can get skin damage from UV while you’re driving?
With the warmer weather fast approaching, it’s not just the day at the beach or at the park that can increase your risk of skin cancer, it’ the TRIP THERE that can leave you exposed also!
Many of us spend so much time in the car, and we all know that even on cloudy days it’s the UV rays that can still harm. Window film is just one more safeguard to protecting you and your family from the harmful effects of UV. It can act as a ‘sunscreen’ in some ways – and, it’s a one-off application for long term protection.
How ultra-violet (UV) rays penetrate through the glass:
You may have heard of UVA and UVB rays - where UVB creates immediate effects such as blistering and skin burn, UVA rays are not as immediately noticeable.
Damage from certain kinds of ultraviolet rays is cumulative. “UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin and can silently accelerate the aging process, cause wrinkles and even skin cancer,” says Dr. Dee Anna Glaser, vice- chair of the dermatology department at St. Louis University, USA.^
Window film not only makes you car look good, but it can add a layer of protection.
Take a look at some of the benefits of window tint:
- Reduces harmful UV rays up to 99% protection
- Cuts heat from passing through the glass and into the cabin by up to 60%
- Cuts glare, reducing eye strain as well as diluting the effects of distractions
- Tint can act as a privacy barrier against prying eyes on items left in a vehicle
- Holds shattered glass together in the event of an accident
And, with Daffodil Day in August, it’s a timely reminder to reduce your risk of skin cancer.
Make a decision to put window tint on your car today.