Guard Against UV Skin Damage
While driving, your skin is vulnerable to UV damage. Here’s how to stay safe.
The summer is here and the temperature is starting to rise, but even better than that, the sun is starting to shine all day long and the days are getting longer. As sun exposure increases we start to think a bit more about skin health and what we can do to stay healthy in all kinds of weather. When we heard this statistic, we were blown away, and after reflecting on it we wanted to promote some of the work we do to help counteract it.
It turns out that drivers in North America have a higher rate of skin cancer on their left side due to exposure while driving. Here’s a scientific fact that most people find hard to believe: While it’s rare to get sunburned through your car windows, harmful ultraviolet (UVA) rays that contribute to premature aging and skin cancer can still reach you.
It turns out that drivers in North America have a higher rate of skin cancer on their left side due to exposure while driving.
Damage from UVA rays is cumulative as they penetrate deep into the skin and can silently accelerate the aging process, causing wrinkles and even skin cancer. In fact, research shows that drivers in the U.S. have a higher rate of skin cancer on their left side due to exposure while driving.
Why put up with this risk when you don’t have to any longer? Window tint blocks more than 99% of harmful UV rays. It’s why The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends window tint as part of a comprehensive skin care program.