Protecting Your Skin While Driving

Did you know that a lot of the sun exposure you get is without even thinking about it? You know that you need sunblock or another sun care product if you are going to be outside for a while on a hot sunny day, but you can also get sun damage doing everyday things that you don’t really think about.

One of the many misconceptions that people have about sun exposure is that the exposure isn’t as bad if it is cloudy. While you will not feel the heat from the sun as you would on a clear day, clouds do not negate the sun’s rays hitting the earth and you. You can get a sunburn and not ever see the sun peek out from the clouds.

But the most common method of sun exposure is something that no one really thinks about—driving. When you are driving, you are still outdoors; and while you are, of course, shaded, there is still sunlight coming through the windows. Although most cars today have glass that is tempered to offer some UV protection, not all cars have this feature. Especially if you are driving an older model used car, you will probably not have that type of glass.

Even with UV resistant window glass, you are still exposing yourself to the sun’s rays. They may not be as damaging, but they can still cause signs of aging, deepening of wrinkles, and development of skin conditions or skin cancer. Your left arm is most susceptible when driving.

If you want to protect your skin whenever you leave the house, you will want to make sure that you do something to protect yourself from the sun damage that can occur naturally by being outdoors. Although it only has an SPF of 2, Cellquest Before and After Sun has shown to be effective in preventing sunburn and sun damage, and using it after being in the sun can help replenish and hydrate your skin to keep it looking young and healthy.