The LLumar Window Film Blog
Alternative Sun Protection
It’s summer and if you are like me you really feel the heat. As a fair-skinned mom of a toddler I am incredibly conscientious about protecting our skin from sun damage. In my quest for the most comprehensive protection I have discovered that there are many options beyond sunscreen. Now we are using these alternatives in addition to sunscreen.
Wide-brimmed hat—Protects your head and shades your face and neck. You can find fun and functional options for babies, kids and adults.
Sunglasses—Eyes can actually burn from sun exposure so sunglasses are a priority in our family. Look for soft wrap-around sunglasses for newborns up through preschoolers. They are comfortable and you have a better chance they will stay on your little ones than conventional sunglasses.
Clothing—We cover our skin after a short time in the sun especially when we are out for an extended period of time. White reflects sunlight and now you can find clothing with UV protection including swimwear.
Automotive window tint—LLumar® window tint can help protect you, your family and your car interior from sun damage each time you get into your car. It blocks 99% of UV rays at wavelengths known to contribute to skin damage over time. With a full range of window tints from dark to clear find a dealer near you and select the window tint that is best for you.
Healthy eating—Dark, colorful vegetables and fruit are rich in healthy fats, carotenoids and antioxidants, which can help protect against skin from UV damage. Carotenoids give your skin a healthy bronze glow even without sunlight.
Aloe—Sun happens….even though I am vigilant about skin protection I admit I have had my share of burns. Pure aloe soothes a sun burn or simply helps cool you off….the plant, not the bottled stuff. Look for aloe vera plants at your neighborhood nursery.
Safely enjoy your summer!