Sun Safety in Your Car

The weekends are a great time for drivable getaways. But, did you know you can still get a sunburn while in the car?


Glass does block the sun's UVB rays, but not UVA rays. That's way many drivers you see have more sun spots or freckles on their left side than their right.

Don't forget to protect yourself next time you're in the car. Here's how:

1. Apply your UV Wristband/Sticker and sunscreen before getting into the car. The UV Wristband/Sticker will help remind you when it's time to reapply. Always keep a bottle of sunscreen and SPF lip balm in your car.

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2. Wear protective gear such as UV-blocking sunglasses, long-sleeved t-shirts and hats.

3. If you're wearing shorts and the sun is hitting your legs, lightly apply a towel, shirt or blanket over them.

4. Tint your car by applying a UV-protective film to it. "One study noted a 93 percent reduction in skin cell death when UV exposure was filtered through UV-absorbing auto glass.10 Some films, when applied to car windows, can block 99.9 percent of UV rays."

Do you practice sun safety in your car? Share below!

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