As spring begins to bloom and the weather warms up, we naturally spend more time outside. For many, laying out or playing in the sun is a priority in our summer activities. Of course, we all know that being out in the sun too long can be damaging for our health, but many don’t realize how little time it takes for UV rays to do their damage. The best thing you can do is to take preventative measures to ensure that you are protected from the dangerous side of the sun’s rays.

Damaging Effects of UV Rays

Exposure to the sun’s UV rays has many potential harmful effects. UV rays can damage the skin’s cells, which causes much more than a tan or freckles. Chances of skin cancer greatly increase with more exposure to the sun without adequate protection. Wearing sunscreen and protective clothing are always good ideas, especially when you’ll be outside for extended periods. However, many people don’t think about protecting themselves from the sun while indoors. In fact, the UV rays that penetrate buildings’ windows are every bit as damaging inside as out.

How Sun Shades Can Help

Modern technology in sun shades make shades designed to prevent UV rays from entering through windows. These sun shades can have a positive effect on your health and those around you. What is beneficial about these advanced sun shades is that they allow warmth and the light of the sun to enter the building, but they block the damaging UV rays. That means that you won’t have to worry about UV rays while indoors and can have peace of mind knowing that you are protected

Halcyon Shades of St. Louis provides sun shades with UV-blocking designs for commercial spaces across the country. Call (314) 282-8088 today to learn more about our sun shades.