Two very popular questions of our times are: What is the Secret to Anti-Aging? How can we stay looking younger longer?
The anti-aging market is expected to grow to be worth 191.7 billion USD by 2019, increasing steadily at a rate of 7.8% between 2013 and 2019. Baby Boomers are driving the industry because they want to find a way to reverse or slow the signs of aging. Wrinkles, brown age spots, and sagging skin are just some of the signs of aging that we dread seeing in the mirror as we get older.
Thanks to numerous studies, we all know that the best way to solve a problem is to prevent it from happening in the first place. So how can we protect our skin from premature aging?
Research shows that up to 90% of skin aging is due to the harmful effects of the sun.
Premature aging of the skin, called photoaging, is caused by repeated exposure to UV rays. This is why we all know to put on sunscreen or stay in the shade when playing or working outside on sunny days. Even on cloudy days we know that we are exposed to UV rays and need to take precautions.
When we are inside, do we take the same kind of sun protection care?
Most of us want the desk by the window at the office because of the natural light and the beautiful view. Many modern condominiums, homes, hospitals, schools and public buildings are built with large windows to let in the natural light and give the feeling of spaciousness.
Just because we are behind glass, it doesn’t mean our skin is protected from the sun.
Take driving a car for instance. In Ontario, we spend a great deal of time driving our cars, so it should not surprise us that studies present the fact that many people are showing signs of premature aging on the left side of their face.
“I found many studies that found more skin cancer on the left side of the face compared to the right side of the face [in countries that drive on the right side of the road]. In Australia, where people drive on the left side of the road, it’s just the opposite — there is more skin cancer on the right side of the face,” says Ophthalmologist Brian Boxer Wachler, MD.
Yes, newer windows offer some UV protection, but how do you know for sure how much? If you recently moved to a new home or leased a new office space, were you given information on what type of windows were installed and the level of UV protection you have? What about at a hospital as a patient or an employee, attending a school, or visiting a public building, are you protected?
So what is the secret to anti-aging?
There are many anti-aging solutions on the market. Window Film is one that you might not have thought of before.. until now.
Window Film is an inexpensive and easy to apply solution for windows exposed to sunlight. Window film stops 99% of the UV rays from getting through right at the window. Yes, you won’t have to worry about putting on sunscreen indoors when you have window film installed. It helps protect the people within the building from damaging UV rays while still being able to enjoy the benefits of natural light. Say no to premature aging! Say yes, to window film.