How often are you in your car? Do you drive a lot or work or are you constantly carpooling kids around? If so, you may not realize how much sun you are exposing yourself to while in your car. To help you avoid getting sun spots or skin cancer, we have a few easy tips for you to use while you’re driving.
First things first, we have talked about this here on our blog, but we want to reemphasize just how important it is for you to wear sunscreen every day. When shopping for a daily sunscreen, look for one that you can put on both your face and your body because you’ll want to put some on your arms and hands while you’re driving. Also, look for a broad spectrum sunscreen because they will protect you from both UVA and UVB rays.
Reapply Your Sunscreen
Take a step back and look at yourself in the mirror. Can you answer this question honestly: “How often are you applying sunscreen?” The answer is probably not enough. Did you know that you should be reapplying your sunscreen every two hours on average? If you are like most people, you probably aren’t doing that. If you are going on a long road trip this summer, set a timer on your phone to reapply sunscreen every two hours.
Get Tinted Windows
Another thing you can do if you notice that you are getting sun spots on your arms and hands is get tinted windows. Although tinted windows won’t keep all of the sun’s rays out, they will help to shield you from a lot of them.
Sun damage and sun spots are two of the things that we see patients for here at our office. If you want to learn more about laser treatments, contact us at our Rochester office and call us at (585) 922-5840.