Have you ever stopped to think that your sunglasses could even be doing more harm than good when it comes to your skin? Dermatologists and skin experts say certain sunglasses could make your face age more quickly!
You see, if your sunglasses are letting in too much light you’re forced to squint to protect your eyes. The more squinting action, the more likely it is that you’re going to end up with wrinkles in the creases of your eyes. Reporter: She says it’s best to wear large uv tinted sunglasses to protect against wrinkles and sun spots.
Find a pair where the sides are wider and wrap around your face to block out harmful light rays. Always remember to use sunscreen even under the glasses and she suggests wearing plastic frames instead of metal. If your glasses are made of metal, you can develop a burn on the area where it touches your face.
Also, metal draws in sun to the area. It can cause hyper-pigmentation around your glasses. Remember back in the day when people would hold up shiny silver tin foil to get a deeper tan? That’s what metal sunglasses do around your eyes. They look good but are very bad for aging!
There are two issues to consider:
1) We’re talking about the cosmetic issue so just wrinkling and sun damage around our face. Who needs more of that?
2) And then we’re talking about real medical consequences to sun exposure when you’re talking about the eye. This is no joke. Talking about risk of cataract, cancers in and around the eyes and macular degeneration.
Again, bigger the frame the better it is and we can’t forget about other things like sunscreen, hats, those kind of protection and I think the thing with sunscreen, guys. People do not apply enough so first of all you want to look for an spf of 30 or higher. And when yo
u’re talking about the face and body you need at least a shot glass full of sunscreen to do the job and reapply every 2 hours!