While most people do their best to apply sunscreen to their exposed skin when they have plans for a long day at the pool or the beach, many of us skip it during one of the most sneakily dangerous times of the day: while we’re in the car, where we spend a great deal of time.
While windshields are made of glass that is particularly effective at blocking both types of UV rays from the sun, side windows and rear windows are not, with many blocking less than half of UV rays.
10This means that the entire time you are sitting in your car, you are constantly exposed to dangerous UV rays. This could lead not only to sunburns, but also to premature skin aging and even skin cancer.
To avoid the effects of UV rays, be sure to apply sunscreen before car trips, especially longer ones, and consider keeping an emergency supply of sunscreen in your vehicle. The mere seconds you spend applying sunscreen in the car will be worth it!
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