Your shade sail could be protecting you from much more than you thought.
Staying in the shade is not only more comfortable on a warm, sunny day Gold Coast day, it also protects you from the harmful effects of UV rays.
Let’s take a look at why it’s important to limit your sun exposure.
UV rays are absorbed by your eyes and can cause corneal damage. Whilst this is something that happens over time, its best to invest in a decent pair of sunglasses, and when possible retreat to the shade of your shade sail.
The most obvious effect of too much sun exposure is sunburn. We’ve all experienced a little too much sun, but sometimes the sun can cause severe blisters and burns. Whilst the scars can heal, the risk of skin cancer is heightened.
To touch on the previous point, skin cancer is very common, with 1 in 3 people being diagnosed in Australia. The Gold Coast is blessed with a sub-tropical climate; however, we need to be mindful that something simple like a shade sail can provide UV protection and prevent the potentially fatal repercussions of sitting in the sun.
No one likes to think about getting old, but no one wants to look older than they should. That sun kissed look that you are enjoying now could be contributing to those fine lines and wrinkles on your face. UV damage can make your skin appear saggy, wrinkled and make you look much older than your years.
Installing a shade sail at your Gold Coast home or business is a simple and cost-effective way to keep the sun’s harmful rays at bay. Call 07 5527 3368 for a no obligation measure and quote.