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5 Creative Ways to Manage Your Trucker Tan

As a trucker, you may spend many long hours of the day with one of your arms exposed to harsh rays of sunlight while the other arm sits in the shade. This can damage your skin and can give your body tone an uneven appearance. If you are looking for great ways to manage this issue, consider these tips. 

1. Tint Your Windows

If you drive your truck during peak daylight hours, a smart idea may be to tint your truck’s windows. This is a rather affordable upgrade that you can make. Window tint can block UV rays from hitting your skin, and it can also create a more comfortable indoor environment in your truck’s cabin. 

2. Apply Sunscreen

A simple solution to consider is to apply sunscreen to your arms daily. You may need to apply the lotion or spray every couple of hours to enjoy maximum benefits. This can also help you to minimize the risk of developing skin damage and even skin cancer.

3. Use Bleaching or Tanning Skin Cream

If your arms are already plagued by uneven skin tone, you may be able to fix the problem by applying bleaching or tanning skin cream. Bleaching skin cream may be used to lighten your tanned arm, and tanning skin cream may be used to darken your lighter arm. You can then take additional steps to prevent additional uneven tanning of your skin in the future.

4. Wear Long-Sleeve Shirts

Simply adjusting your wardrobe is another great option to consider. You can wear a lightweight, long-sleeved shirt inside your cabin to keep the sun’s rays off of your skin. Then, use your climate-control system to create a comfortable environment for you to enjoy while driving. 

5. Adjust Your Driving Hours

If none of these ideas seem ideal, a final option to consider is to adjust your driving hours. For example, you may consider driving during non-peak daylight hours, such as by driving a few hours in the morning and a few hours in the evening. You could also avoid driving in the daylight altogether and stick to an overnight driving schedule. 


A trucker’s tan may seem like a purely cosmetic issue, but remember that darker skin on one arm is also a sign of damaging UV rays hitting your body. It makes sense to employ one or more of these strategies to address the situation and to prevent additional damage being done to your skin.

 

References

Truckers News

Kyani

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Consumer Reports

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Tags: health, sunburn, tan, trucker, truckers, trucks

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