This Valentine’s Day, Love Your Skin with 3M Window Film

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This Valentine’s Day, Love Your Skin with 3M Window Film


This is perhaps the best time of year to be in Florida. While it’s cloudy and cold up north, we get to enjoy sunny days and mild temperatures. Even when you’re inside, however, it’s important to remember that the Florida sun can damage your skin.

Standard window glass typically blocks the sun’s UVB rays, while UVA rays pass through it undeterred. UVA can cause serious problems for your skin, even going so far as to alter your DNA, which can cause premature aging and even skin cancer.

That’s why, this Valentine’s Day, we’re reminding you to love your skin.


The Sun Can Have Dangerous Effects on Your Skin


Everyone who’s visited a dermatologist has likely been asked, “Are you wearing sunscreen?”

It’s an important question considering that roughly 85 percent of melanomas and 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers are caused by UV exposure, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. The organization also reports than an estimated 90 percent of skin aging is caused by the sun.

While doctors are careful to drive home the importance of adopting a daily skin-care routine that involves UV protection, there is an additional step that Floridians can take to protect themselves.


The Power of 3M Window Film


The Skin Cancer Foundation has awarded its “Seal of Recommendation” to 3M window film for its ability to shield against the sun’s damaging effects. In fact, some window tint can block up to 99.9 percent of UV rays.

Available in clear and tinted shades, solar window film can protect your skin, while reducing glare and enhancing your views. Not only will 3M window film guard your skin against sun damage, but they’ll also protect your belongings from UVA rays, which can cause your furnishings and flooring to fade.

“To see the damage that untreated glass can do, take a close look at the furnishings in your home that are hit by direct sunlight,” said Dr. Perry Robins, founder and former president of the Skin Cancer Foundation. “If the sun has faded the color of your sofa, it can just as easily damage your skin when you sit there.”

In addition to protecting your skin and belongings, solar window film can lower your electricity bills by reducing your reliance on air conditioning, while extending the life of your air conditioning unit by preventing overuse.

The Best of Both Worlds


Despite all the damage the sun can do without the proper protection, it’s important to remember that exposure to natural light has many benefits. From enhancing your mood and improving your sleep quality to upping your productivity level and benefiting your vision, there are lots of great reasons to embrace the sun’s rays.

Fortunately, window tint can give you the best of both worlds. Thanks to 3M’s virtually clear film options, Florida homeowners enjoy the light, without the dangerous UVA rays.

By letting in sunlight while reducing glare, solar window film can also help you reduce your electricity consumption by allowing you to turn off the lights and soak up the sunshine safely.



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