We don’t realize that we can also get sun damage by driving in our cars, but we get harmful UVA rays through our windshield and side windows. Through the windshield, the sun bounces off the dashboard right into our face. We also get more sun damage on the left side of the face than right because it gets rays through the side window (which are mostly not tinted). Take a look in the mirror to see if you are showing signs of aging on the left side of the face more than the right. Odds are, you probably are.
What can you do? Add a window film to your windows. This film can block up to 99% of harmful UVA rays. Even if you have tinted windows, they are meant more for privacy than protection and a film should be put over tinted windows to protect your skin from the sun. Window film can also keep your car cooler by up to 30 degrees during the hot summer months.
A source of window film – Eastman Chemical Company (manufactures Llumar window film).
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Skin Inc. (July 8, 2013). “Skin cancer risk while driving”. Retrieved July 10, 2013, from: