The same PalmFree™ SunGlove material made from UPF 50 fabric.

Protecting the hands while driving is crucial to help prevent brown spots, and for those at risk, precancers and skin cancers. It is well documented the ill effects of solar radiation truck drivers endure from left-sided sun exposure. Ultraviolet B (UVB) is mostly filtered through the driver window and windshield however, ultraviolet A (UVA) penetrates through, affecting the face, arms, and hands. UVA is a longer wave length and causes deeper damage in skin; this is the UV ray that causes wrinkling, thin skin, discolorations, precancers and squamous cell carcinomas.

In addition, UV radiation can suppress the skin’s immune system increasing one’s risk of skin cancer even more. This immunosuppressive effect is greater the older one becomes and/or if they have a history of extensive sun exposure.

The PalmFree™SunGlove is made with UPF50 fabric, meaning it blocks 98% of UVA and UVB radiation.  This simple, comfortable and affordable, UPF50 sun glove can help protect one of the most sun exposed areas on the body: the hands. To prevent further sun damage on your hands and arms during your daily commute, or long hauls, I encourage you to give these sleeves a try.