While the UK is known for it’s rather bad and rainy weather, any day where the sun makes an appearance is a blessing.
But how often do you wear your sunnies when the sun decides to shine? All the time? Most of the time? Never?
Newsflash: It’s not only a fashion accessory, but is extremely important for your eye health.
We’ve complied a fabulous listicle of reasons why you should be wearing sunglasses. If health reasons aren’t enough to get you to pull out your sunnies, then we’ve also accompanied style purposes through some of our fave celebs rocking the hottest summer accessory. Sunglasses are stylish, practical, fashionable but safe, on trend and protective!
1. To Protect Your Eyes
We’re sure you’re taught in school that the sun’s rays are very strong and that you should never, ever look directly into the sun. Prolonged exposure to bright UV lights such as the sun can be dangerous. Our eyes are very sensitive, and if not taken care of, can lead to multiple eye health problems and in worse case scenarios, blindness.
2. To Prevent Skin Cancer
Not only do sunglasses protect your actual eyes, but they also protect the skin around your eyes as this area is known to be very delicate.
If you’re a beauty junkie, you’ll know that you need different cream for your eyes compared to your face because of this. So think of sunglasses as a two in one — protection of the eyes and skin around your eyes!
3. For Comfort
On occasion, you may find that while out and about in the sunshine, without your sunglasses, it’s extremely difficult to see.
Investing in a good pair of sunglasses will stop you from squinting and allow you to keep your eyes fully open, so you can fully enjoy the views surrounding you comfortably.
4. To Prevent Wrinkles
Squinting as a result of the sunshine can lead to wrinkles around your eyes, which is not something that we want.
Wearing a pair of sunglasses will decrease the amount of time you are squinting, and hopefully, as a consequence, reduce your chances of early wrinkles around the eyes.
5. For Good Eye Health
Wearing sunglasses habitually will lead to overall good eye health because you’re actively trying to decrease the chances of skin cancer around the eyes, you’re protecting yourself from the sun’s UV rays and you’re squinting less. You look after other areas of your body (for example your teeth and your hair), so don’t forget about your eyes!
If you’re looking to buy a pair of sunglasses, we would recommend to look for something that A) suits your style because you’ll be wearing them on a regular basis and you want to feel yourself in them and B) has UV protection.
Why not go for a polarised lenses to add another layer of protection? These round sunglasses from Ray Ban are not only the latest trend but have a polarised option available for that added safety.
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