Although you might slather on sunscreen periodically when you’re outdoors, you can also get sunburned in your car. The UV rays that cause skin damage can infiltrate untinted vehicle windows. Over time, that exposure leads to a greater risk of skin cancer. Fortunately, you can mitigate your skin cancer risk with window tinting.
What You Should Know About Skin Cancer
Almost all skin cancer is the result of UV ray exposure, usually from sunlight. As one of the most common forms of cancer, approximately one in every five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. While avoiding sun exposure and using high-SPF sunscreen are some of the best steps you can take outside, UV radiation can still affect you when you’re indoors.
How Can Window Tinting Lower Risk Factors?
UV radiation passes through windows, so your skin can get a full blast while you’re driving or sitting by a sunny window. The factory tint on your car’s windows often doesn’t offer enough protection. Over time, this exposure will increase the chances of melanomas developing on your skin.
That’s where professional-grade window tinting comes into play. Darkening the windows in your vehicle with tints will block up to 99% of UV rays, reducing the cumulative impact on your skin. As a bonus, the darkened windows will also reduce glare, making it easier to handle your car, and help lower interior temperatures to keep you comfortable.
Protect your skin with the help of Ohana Tinting in Kapolei, HI. Since 2013, they’ve served drivers and homeowners throughout Oahu with long-lasting window tinting installations. They service a wide range of vehicle makes and models, and they can create a custom solution to suit your home or business. To learn more about their products, visit their website, or call (808) 636-6551 to set up an appointment today.