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Sun Exposure: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

Residential window tinting can help protect you and your home from excess sun exposure!

Everybody loves a bright, sunny day. Even though there are some health issues related to prolonged sun exposure, there is also evidence that we need exposure to the sun for a variety of health benefits. At the end of the day, we are all going to be exposed to the sun in some capacity, so it’s important to stay informed about the sun’s benefits, drawbacks, and even how to protect yourself from too much sun exposure. 

The Good

Some experts say that exposure to sunlight can boost your mood. This is a leading reason that Seasonal Affective Disorder (or seasonal depression) affects so many people. The vitamin D that we absorb from sunlight is crucial to bone health and stress relief. Many doctors recommend about 15 minutes of sun exposure per day to keep your vitamin D levels healthy and benefit your bone health. This can even have a great impact on your mood and sleeping habits!

The Bad

Unfortunately, there can always be too much of a good thing. For example, excessive sun exposure can cause damage to your vision. Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, found in the sun’s rays, can damage your retinas, impacting your vision over the long term. This is why many doctors recommend sunglasses and even window tinting to protect your eyes. Additionally, UV light can be damaging to your skin. Unprotected sun exposure can cause sunburns and is linked to the development of skin cancer. Be sure to always wear sunscreen outdoors and limit your exposure to UV light.

Protect Yourself

Beyond sunscreen and sunglasses, it may seem difficult to protect yourself from damaging ultraviolet rays. After all, we need sunlight, and it can be impossible to avoid. Luckily, there are many types of window tinting and window film that can help protect you from UV light in your home, car, and even place of work. In fact, a window tinting professional can help you find and apply the perfect window tinting or window film for your needs. There are even decorative window films that can add to your interior design while protecting you and your family from sun exposure.

Contact American Solar Tinting Today For Your Window Tinting Needs

Tinted windows from American Solar Tinting will provide your workplace and employees protection from the sun’s harsh UV rays. American Solar Tinting has the expertise and equipment to keep your home or business decorative and beautiful with window film. We have almost 60 years of experience serving our wonderful customers without the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area.  We offer a variety of solutions for you, whether you need residential window or glass tinting, logo graphics, or security films. For more information on how we can help you and your business, contact us online or give us a call at 1-800-969-0100. For more tips and tricks for your home and business, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and Pinterest.


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American Solar Tinting, Inc.
5917 Liberty Road Baltimore, Maryland 21207
Phone: (800) 969-0100