UV Skin Protection
Many people think of sun damage only when they are in the garden, on the beach or on holiday. Of course you put sunscreen on at the beach, but what about at home or work?
Glass used for windows in your home, office or car only offers protection from UVB rays, those that cause sunburn. Unless specially coated, glass offers no protection from UVA rays, which cause both skin ageing and skin cancer. In addition, UVA rays penetrate glass year round no matter what the season leaving you exposed, even in the winter when you are less likely to wear sun cream.
With all those UV rays beating down on you, your family and your work colleagues, harmful UVA and UVB ray exposure through the glazing can cause premature skin ageing and skin cancer.
Our window films help protect you from premature skin ageing and some potential skin cancers with up to 99% UV protection.
One simple application of our UV protection window film will help prevent the devastating effects of ultraviolet rays, such as premature aging, wrinkles, sunspots and even skin cancer, protecting all year round and not just for summer.
What the Skin Cancer Foundation say
Summer time is here, and along with the season’s good weather often comes an increased awareness of the dangers associated with catching too much sun. Many people think of sun damage is only when they are in the garden, on the beach or on holiday. But the reality is we have to change how we think about skin cancer. The sun is harmful, whether exposure at the beach, in the car, at work, or at home. The Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation demonstrates that our window film is an excellent solution for anyone who is looking to protect their skin.
According to the Skin Foundation
Over 66,000 deaths occur annually worldwide from melanoma and other skin cancers (World Health Organisation).
Currently between 2 and 3 million non-melanoma skin cancers and 132,000 melanoma skin cancers occur globally each year caused by UVA and UVB rays (World Health Organisation).
- The skin cancer rate in the UK has doubled since 1980
- More than 90 percent of all skin cancers are caused by cumulative ultraviolet radiation exposure.
- Facts about solar control window film and UV protection.
- UV protection of at least SPF 285 to affinity.
- Blocks 99% of UV rays.
- Prevents skin ageing associated with sun damage.
- Provides year-round sun protection at home or work.
Solar Control window film reduces the harmful effects of sunlight if you suffer from a photosensitive condition. Dozens of these conditions have been identified including:
- Actinic Prurigo
- Bloom Syndrome
- Discoid Lupus Erythematosus
- Dubowitz Syndrome
- Ichthyosis (Trichothiodystrophy)
- Photosensitive Erythema Multiforme
- Polymorphous Light Eruption
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
- Three M Syndrome
Solar control window film is often prescribed for people who cannot tolerate sunlight. Ultra Violet Light protection window film (UV) helps protect vulnerable skin from skin cancers.
Need help choosing the right film? Call us on 01428 751004 for advice or a Free No Obligation quotation for us to install. Or visit our online shop for DIY window films.