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How to Protect Yourself From Overexposure to the Sun
Get your genuine ISO certified eclipse glasses ready!
On Monday, August 21, 2017, the moon will block the sun and create a solar eclipse across the United States.
Because looking directly into the eclipse without proper eclipse viewing glasses could cause retinal damage, safety measures should be top-of-mind. It’s not only important to be aware of the dangers on the day of the eclipse; you should also know how to help protect yourself from overexposure to the sun every day. Yes, it’s possible to fall victim to sun damage even if you’re spending the day working at your desk, driving in the car, or binge watching your favorite show on the living room sofa.
Find a Quality Pair of Sunglasses
A snazzy pair of sunglasses makes you feel a bit more stylish during your rush hour commute. But more importantly, wearing a quality pair of shades will help protect your eyes as you make your way to and from work.
Long-term exposure to UV rays—like daily drives in your car—can damage the surface and internal structures of your eyes. To keep yourself safe, invest in a pair of sunglasses that fit comfortably on your face and block UV rays.
Not sure if your favorite pair of shades meet that criteria? Double check the label.
Wear SPF 30
You probably slather on sunscreen when you spend the day at the beach, but how often do you take precautions to protect yourself from overexposure to the sun when you’re hanging out inside?
Evidence shows that it’s still possible to be exposed to even low-level UV rays through a window.
While that may not seem like a big deal, damage can quickly accumulate—and be harmful to your health.
A St. Louis University study found that people who spent more time in their vehicle were more likely to develop skin cancer on the left side of their face and body.
And unfortunately, it can be pretty easy to forget to take care of your skin if you’re not spending the day directly in the sun.
Instead of wearing a traditional sunscreen, look for a moisturizer or foundation that contains at least SPF 30. That way, you can help protect yourself from overexposure to the sun without applying heavy sunscreen.
Invest in Window Tinting For Your Home and Vehicle
It’s possible to get sun damage through a window, but luckily, you can help protect yourself even if you forget to apply SPF in the morning.
LLumar® car and home window tint blocks over 99 percent of harmful UV rays and have been recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as part of a comprehensive skin care program.
Plus, they’re installed by professionally trained technicians, making it easy for you to help protect yourself from UV damage.
To help protect yourself and family, find a LLumar dealer near you.
With these tips, you can help keep yourself safe from the sun—even when there’s not a solar eclipse on its way.