Save Your Skin: Sun Protection
Protect Your Skin While Driving
The sun's rays, particularly UVA, are so omnipresent that it's smart to protect yourself even while you're driving or sitting at your desk, since UVA rays can penetrate through glass. In fact, the Skin Cancer Foundation reports that drivers tend to have rougher, more-pigmented skin on their left side. Luckily, window films, which come in different tints and block out more than 99 percent of ultraviolet rays without compromising visibility, can be applied to your car and home windows. Do it yourself with just a few household tools, or have a professional coat your windows for you. Log on to www.skincancer.org for a complete list of resources. You can also control how much UV exposure you're getting with UV Hawk, $29.95, a small, handheld device that lets you know what the UV levels are at any given time. Or try out SunCheck UV Monitors, $4.99, for a pack of 18; these tiny stickers that you affix to your skin turn blue when you've had enough sun.
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