November is National Healthy Skin Month! As your body’s largest organ, it is of the utmost importance that you take care of your skin. After all, it protects us against external micro-organisms, regulates body temperature, and provides us with the sensations of warmth, coldness, and more. With that being said, it’s important to identify actionable steps to keep your skin healthy and protected from harmful influences.
What Harms Your Skin?
There are many external factors that can harm the overall health of your skin. Often times, it’s hard to get in the habit of washing your face before bed. However, skipping your nighttime face wash can result in clogged pores and premature aging. Furthermore, your diet plays a huge role in your skin’s appearance. Eating a diet high in refined carbs and dairy and low in fruits and vegetables can speed up the aging process of your skin, while also potentially causing breakouts.
The amount of water you drink also contributes to the appearance of your skin. When you’re dehydrated, your body has difficulty eliminating toxins through your skin, leading to a variety of skin problems. While addressing these issues requires a change in your everyday diet and skincare routine, there’s another threat to your skin that may seem unavoidable: exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
UV Rays: An Invisible Threat
One of the most important external factors to protect your skin from is the sun. While we all love the feeling of sunshine on our faces, it can also be a threat to our health. Ultraviolet rays from the sun not only cause sunburn, premature aging, and eye damage, but they are also the leading cause of skin cancer. Many people typically only put sunscreen on before a beach or pool day, but the Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that everyone wears broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher daily.
Although we typically think UV rays can only impact us outdoors, they can be sneaky. Consider how UV rays can enter through our windows, causing furnishings, artwork, and flooring to fade over time. If UV rays can cause extensive damage to indoor objects, they can surely impact our skin while indoors as well! With that being said, wearing sunglasses, hats, and protective clothing while you’re inside isn’t a feasible remedy. Thankfully, there’s a simpler solution: window film.
Shield Your Skin with 3M Window Film
Ensure the furniture, floorings, and people in your space are out of harm’s way with 3M Sun Control Window Film. In fact, the Skin Cancer Foundation actually recommends 3M Window Film products as an effective UV protectant. Designed to reject up to 99.9% of UV rays, 3M Sun Control Window Film not only protects your skin, but it also adds years onto the life of floorings and furniture by preventing fading.
In addition to its UV blocking abilities, window film also rejects up to 97% of infrared heat, resulting in comfortable indoor temperatures. Furthermore, sun control window film minimizes bothersome glare and improves the energy efficiency of your space by reducing solar heat gain by up to 60%. Most importantly, 3M Sun Control Window Film mitigates these sun-related issues without eliminating natural light. Enjoy beautiful views and a naturally lit space, while protecting people and objects within your home.
During National Healthy Skin Month, take steps to live a lifestyle that benefits your skin by optimizing your daily cleansing routine, diet, and UV ray protection! With window film, you can ensure that you’re safe from the sun’s harm inside your home while enjoying numerous sun control benefits.
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