Did you know that each year there are more new cases of skin cancer diagnosed than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined? The Skin Care Foundation reports that one in every five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of their lifetime.
Everyone knows that wearing sunscreen and sticking to the shade can help reduce the risk of developing skin cancer. But there is another way to protect your skin that many people often overlook — window tinting.
Ultraviolet radiation can travel through your car’s windshield, contributing to your daily accumulation of sun exposure. That means whenever you are driving, you're at risk of coming into contact with dangerous UV rays that can cause photoaging, damaged skin, and even skin cancer. If you want to provide yourself and your passengers the best protection against UV rays, talk to Executive Motorsports about window tinting and window film.
How Does Window Tinting Work?
All of your car's windows are manufactured to filter out the sun’s short-wave UVB and UVC rays, but the windshield is only partially treated to filter out UVA rays. Window tinting and window film can provide an extra layer of protection between you and UVA rays when driving.
Most window films are able to block 99.9 percent of UV rays from coming in through your car's windows and windshield. Tinting is available in various shades to meet your personal taste. Just remember that certain levels of tinting are illegal in some states, so it's important to check your local laws before having your windows tinted.
If you don't want to change the look of your car, you can invest in transparent window films. These films are capable of blocking 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays without changing visibility.
What Other Benefits Are There?
Window tinting provides you with other benefits, too. Window tinting can be a lifesaver for people who have diseases with dangerous photosensitivity, such as lupus and xeroderma pigmentosum. Tinting can also help reduce your risk of developing:
Sun spots: Dark portions of the skin that develop after prolonged exposure to UV rays.
Solar Elastosis: A condition that causes the skin to look yellow and thickened due to sun damage.
Solar Keratosis: A condition that causes small, scaly lesions on the skin. These occur mainly on the face, neck, scalp and on the backs of the hands.
Eye Damage: The corneas can become burned and swollen, and you can develop cataracts and/or pterygium.
Because of it's many health benefits, it is worth investing in window tinting or window film for your car. Contact Executive Motorsports today to ask about our window tinting services or stop by the shop. Don't forget to check us out on Groupon for the latest deals, and give us a call at 713-467-7000 if you have any questions.