Sun exposure is a hot topic (both literally and figuratively!) when we're this deep into the summer season, so it's no surprise there are many common myths surrounding it. It's important to get the facts straight, though, especially when health and safety are involved. That's why Tintwerks, Honolulu's number one source for window tinting at home and on the road, is here to make sure everyone is on the same page.
Tintwerks offers a wide variety of window tinting options, including one of the highest quality tints made of ceramic film. Since one of the primary purposes of tinted windows is to defend your house and car from the sun, here are a few sun exposure myths and the reality behind each:
Sun Won't Penetrate Windows
If this were true, we wouldn't need tinted windows in the first place! Unfortunately, glass only filters out UVB rays, while the deeper penetration of UVA rays can easily make its way through. This is one of the main reasons vehicle tinting comes so highly recommended.
You Don't Need Sunscreen In Cool Or Cloudy Weather
Much like windows, clouds aren't much of a match for the power of the sun. Up to 80% of UV rays are able to pass through clouds, and sun reflection is still an issue in cooler weather. The bottom line is, even if it's cool or cloudy outside, don't skimp on the sunscreen.
Suntans Won't Harm You If You Don't Burn
It's tempting to think that no sunburn equals no risk of skin cancer. However, even if you simply tan and never burn, frequent exposure to the sun will still put you at risk.
Fun in the sun is all well and good, but it's just not worth it to venture outside without protection. You can apply that protection to your car and home with the unmatched window tinting available at Tintwerks. Head to their website for more information, and give them a call at (808) 638-3413.