Sunscreen while driving? Yes, please

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When it comes to the Sun Protection Factor, dermatologists recommend choosing one with an SPF of at least 30 (which blocks up to 97% of harmful rays). While higher numbers do block more, no sunscreen makes sensitive skin invincible. (Image courtesy of Darwin Vegher for Unsplash)

‘Tis the season for exploring the great outdoors, via highways and byways, which means keeping SPF at your fingertips is a lifeline. Literally.

According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, while UVB rays do not permeate glass, more than 50% of UVA rays definitely do, which puts drivers (and, passengers too) at risk for sun damage on skin that’s exposed.

Fun Fact: Windows, not windshields, are the problem (the latter are treated to block harmful rays).

Planning to hit the road? Move slathering sunscreen – on face, hands and arms – to the top of your to-do list.

Your skin will thank you.

– Hannah Van Sickle, The 100 Companies