It may not be obvious, but the effects of UV radiation can still impact your skin through glass.
UV radiation is made up of UVA and UVB (and UVC, but that doesn’t penetrate the earth’s atmosphere). UVA radiation is responsible for skin ageing and UVB causes your skin to burn. UVA can penetrate glass so whilst you are unlikely to get sunburnt through glass, the ageing effects of UVA are still prevalent.
So, when you are in your car, office or at home you are potentially exposed to harmful UV rays. The purpose of this blog is to provide some practical suggestions as to how you best protect yourself from the sun when exposed through glass.
In your car
You may spend hours a day in your car getting to and from work or just going about your daily chores. As damage caused by sun exposure is cumulative you should not discount the effects of the sun whilst you are driving around.
Steps you can take to reduce skin ageing whilst driving include:
You may have a lovely spot in your house with a far-reaching view or have a home which allows a lot of natural light to come into your home.
Steps you can take at home next to a window to reduce skin ageing include:
In the office
Whilst Covid has meant that more people work from home, it is still the norm to go to a place of work to collaborate with colleagues. We can spend many hours at work during the week, so how we set ourselves up there is important.
Steps you can take in the office to reduce skin ageing include:
The Solbari Team
This blog is for information purposes only, always consult with a medical professional for expert advice.
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