You can protect yourself from uv rays while still enjoying your beautiful living room with large windows by installing window film.

Protect Yourself from UV Rays with Window Film

Professional Window TintingTips & Tricks, UV Protection

3.3 million. That’s about how many Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the United States according to the American Cancer Society. To break that down into an even more jaw-dropping statistic, it’s estimated that approximately 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. The leading cause? Exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun. In addition to skin cancer, exposure to UV rays can cause premature aging and even lead to eye problems, such as an inflamed cornea. While UV rays are harmful, it’s not reasonable to completely eliminate sun exposure as a whole! With this in mind, it’s important to learn how to protect yourself from UV rays so you can safely enjoy the sun.

How to Protect Yourself from UV Rays

There are many different ways that you can protect yourself from exposure to UV rays. Taking these few extra steps each day can go a long way toward safeguarding against skin damage.

Apply Sunscreen

The first method that often comes to mind is using sunscreen! While we typically think of applying sunscreen on a beach day or at the pool, dermatologists actually recommend you wear it every day, not only on sunny afternoons spent by the water. ​​Sunscreen acts as a barrier against harmful UV rays, reducing the risk of skin cancer, premature aging, and other skin damage. 

Wear a Hat & Sunglasses

Another simple step you can take to protect yourself from UV rays is wearing a hat and sunglasses! Hats can protect your eyes, ears, forehead, nose, and scalp. UV-blocking sunglasses will protect both your eyes and the skin surrounding the eyes. If possible, look for sunglasses that block 100% of UVA and UVB rays to ensure maximum protection.

Treat Every Day Like It’s Sunny

It’s also important to recognize that even when it’s cloudy, your skin still absorbs 80% of the sun’s rays. While you might think you’re in the clear to skip the sunscreen on an overcast day, you’ll still want to prepare as if it’s a sunny day and apply SPF! UV rays can penetrate through clouds, making it crucial to maintain your protective measures every day. Incorporate sunscreen application into your morning routine to ensure you’re always shielded, regardless of the weather forecast.

Protect Your Skin Indoors with Window Film

Most of the steps we take to protect against UV rays are done so before we head outdoors. However, UV rays can still reach you when you’re inside! While many head indoors to seek shelter from the sun, UV rays can actually enter through windows with the sun’s light. This not only puts your skin at risk when you’re indoors but it can also cause fading in furniture, flooring, and artwork. With that being said, how can you protect your skin from UV rays when you’re inside?

With window film, you can enjoy the sun’s light in homes and offices while also enjoying UV protection. In fact, window film can reject up to 99.9% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays! Not to mention, the Skin Cancer Foundation even recommends window film as an effective UV protectant. Window film can extend the life of furnishings and floorings by preventing fading. Along with its ability to protect people and property from UV rays, window film can also provide comfortable indoor temperatures and lower energy bills. With window film, you can welcome the sun’s light into your space, without any worry! Rest assured knowing that your skin is protected with window film.

Protect Your Skin On the Go with Car Window Tinting at Our Delaware Location

At our Newark, Delaware location, we offer premium car window tinting services designed to protect you from harmful UV rays and enhance your driving experience. Our high-quality automotive films from 3M block up to 99.9% of UV radiation, safeguarding your skin and reducing the risk of skin cancer and premature aging. Additionally, our tints help maintain a cooler car interior, reducing glare and improving overall comfort. Trust our experienced team to deliver professional installation, ensuring a perfect fit and long-lasting protection for your vehicle. Visit us in Newark, DE, for top-notch car window tinting services.

Choose Professional Window Tinting for Your Home and Car

While you can take precautions while outside by wearing sunscreen and hats, the best way to protect yourself from harmful UV rays while in your home, car, or office, is to retrofit your windows with sun control film. Our services in Newark, DE, and Baltimore, MD, provide superior UV protection, energy efficiency, and enhanced aesthetics. And with over 30 years of experience, we offer expert installation and personalized customer service, guaranteeing long-lasting results and complete satisfaction. Whether you need home window films to reduce fading or car tints for UV protection and comfort, trust Professional Window Tinting to meet your needs with excellence and professionalism. Give us a call or fill out the form to speak to a window film expert today.

Professional Window Tinting is a family-run and woman-owned business, proudly serving the MD, DE, PA, and NJ region for over 30 years. To get your free quote on commercial, residential, or automotive solar window film, give us a call at (302) 456-3456 or fill out a form online.

*This blog was originally published in July of 2021