Health & Beauty
We already know that window film protects your from skin cancer (melanoma) by blocking 99.9% of the sun’s harmful UV rays, but did you know those very same rays are the reason for premature aging? Furthermore, they are the #1 cause for wrinkles around the face and neck.
That’s right ladies. All that money we spend on creams, moisturizers, and serums is for naught if we drive around with our skin unprotected. Studies from the L’Oreal Research and Innovation Center in Paris said,
“Our study confirms the accountability of sun exposure in premature aging of the face. Our comparison between two groups of women, whose sun behavior was different, has allowed us to clearly demonstrate the effect of UV exposure.”
An in-depth report on wrinkles published by the New York Times claims that UVA rays penetrate more deeply and efficiently than UVB rays. The intensity of UVA rays is less dependent on the time of day or season than that of UVB rays. The article states,
“Overall, exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight (radiation referred to as UVA or UVB) accounts for about 90% of the symptoms of premature skin aging with most of these effects occurring by age 20″.
Car windows do NOT filter out UVA rays, and in-car exposure to the sun is directly contributing to the damage of not only our skin, but the skin of our children.
Today the benefits of using an SPF are common knowledge, but do we really apply sunscreen to our kids just to drive around or to go to school and back? Probably not.
A shared misconception is that the darker factory glass that comes standard in our mini vans and SUVs protects our children and our skin from the sun. The truth is this ‘privacy’ glass only provides just that – privacy for passengers and personal items. It does NOT protect you or your passengers from the damaging Ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun, nor does it have the heat-reduction characteristics of quality window film.