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Fun Fact: window film has a few helpful health benefits. We already know that window film is energy efficient, it increases privacy, helps keep your home cool, and prevents potential danger. These are all well-known advantages, but surprisingly, window film can help your health too!

How does window film help my health? It can be preventative for skin cancer.

Exposure to ultraviolet rays (UV) is the leading cause of skin cancer

It can be hard to grasp our brains around. But when you’re sitting near that window with the sun beaming onto you, you could potentially put yourself at risk of skin cancer.

UVA and UVB 

There are two types of UV rays; ultraviolet A rays and ultraviolet B rays. Normally the biggest concern is UVB rays because UVB is responsible for sunburn. However, research now shows that UVA rays are just as dangerous and can harm the basal layer of the skin.

We are aware that both rays can bounce off water and sand, but they can penetrate glass. Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. is when the rays are at their highest. During this time, it’s crucial to be inside to prevent sunburn and potential aging of the skin.

Don’t take the risk

Don’t lather up in sunscreen inside to try to protect you, this is what window film is for.

You may think you are protected indoors, but you are not. There are already so many benefits to window tinting. Especially If you are someone with sensitive skin or fair skin, look into adding window film to your office or home.

Sunset Glass Tinting, serving the greater Houston & San Antonio regions, is proud to be the #1 Dealer in Texas for 3M Window Film.