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Should I Wear Sunscreen for Long Road Trips?

By In Automotive Tinting On August 22, 2019


The sun does a lot of amazing things for us and our planet.  But, it is important that we also remember the sun can damage our skin.  Now that it’s summer, many of us are out in the sun more.  We all know that skincare is important.  We are aware that skin cancer is very real and very dangerous.  But, what about when we aren’t directly in the sun?  When we are taking a long road trip for either business or pleasure, should we actually apply sunscreen to our skin for our long trip in the car?

 

The sun is powerful and it sneaks into places we don’t even realize or expect.  You’ve experienced it before when sitting in the car or even in a house or building.  You are minding your own business when, all of a sudden, you look up and find a bright beam of sunshine right in your eyes!  How does it do that?  With all the places it could be, it somehow manages to find you!

 

Slather on Sunscreen

The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays do find their way into many unexpected places, and our car is definitely a place that the sun’s harmful rays can reach us.  Wearing sunscreen for a trip in the car might seem silly, but it’s actually a good idea.  The sun doesn’t care that you are in the car; its ultraviolet rays will shine right through those windows and burn your skin. 

 

Wear Sun Protection Clothing

Another excellent way to protect yourself when you are going to be in the car for an extended period of time is by wearing a shirt that has built-in sun protection.  There are quite a few companies that make them with surf and fishing companies being some of the main companies making these great shirts. 

 

You might be thinking, “But, I don’t want to wear a long-sleeve shirt when I go on my road trip.”  You might be forgetting that you will be in the car.  You can blast your A/C as hard and cold as you like!  It’s not like being in your house where you have to pay an electric bill to keep it cold!  So, turn up the A/C and wear that protective shirt.  They even make them for children, so you can protect your little ones too.

 

Get Window Tinting in Indian River County

Another outstanding way to protect yourself from the sun’s rays while driving in your car is by getting your car’s windows tinted.  If you have an upcoming trip and your car’s windows are not yet tinted, give us a call today at Solar Solutions.  You will have your car back in a matter of hours, ready for your road trip!  Our high-quality window tint rejects up to 99% of ultraviolet rays.  If you weren’t convinced before, that should have done it for you!  Solar Solutions is a window tinting company located in Vero Beach. If you live in Sebastian, Palm Bay, Fort Pierce, Melbourne, or Vero Beach, then give us a call today.  We want you to enjoy your road trip, free of an unnecessary and painful sunburn!


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