Sunglasses do a particularly important job in keeping our eyes healthy, as they can protect them from the suns damaging UV rays. Part of this includes protecting skin from sun damage, so sunglasses absolutely do protect the skin around the eyes from wrinkling. The sun is a major cause of eye wrinkles, and as the eye lid skin is so thin it is especially susceptible to lines. You could use the best eye cream in the world and this will of course help to protect and ease eye wrinkling, however, preventing them appearing in the first place by wearing sunglasses is really beneficial.
Sunglasses also have some really important health benefits for the eye, as they prevent damage to the cornea, retina and white of the eye. Sunglasses then help to protect the eyes and skin around them from the suns damaging UV rays, and this includes lines and wrinkles. UV rays from the sun are one of the main causes of premature skin ageing, so the more that we can protect our skin from them the better. Sunglasses are an easy way to block out the UV rays and act as a barrier that prevents them reaching the eyes and skin surrounding them.
There is definitely a fashion element to wearing them too, but the health and beauty benefits far outweigh this. It is useful to wear sunglasses all year round, whether it is winter or summer, cloudy or sunny, as we are always subjected to ultraviolet exposure when we are outside, or close to windows. The most important thing for eye health is to purchase sunglasses that offer 100% UV protection. This means that they do not let in any of the harmful radiation. Additionally, wearing wrap glasses offer much more protection to the eye, as the sun can still get in at the sides of the sunglasses. Large glasses also offer more protection. Lots of wrinkling in the eye area such as crows’ feet is often seen in the area close to the upper cheek and at the sides of the eye. So large glasses and wrap glasses help to prevent this and protect the skin from lines.
If you have lines and wrinkles around the eye area, then our award-winning anti-ageing eye cream uses the best plant actives to help to smooth skin out. It includes ingredients like line easing hibiscus and antioxidant green tea and pomegranate. It also offers skin silky soft hydration which is important for keeping skin plump, plus lines and wrinkles at bay. It is a gorgeous natural eye cream with many benefits for skin around the eyes, including crow’s feet, dark circles and puffing.
Just to mention that the polarisation of sunglasses does not affect the protection, this is more about comfort and reducing glare. The tinting level of sunglasses also does not have any medical benefits and is more about the cosmetics of sunglasses. The good news is that it does not matter how much you spend on sunglasses to get good protection for your eyes and surrounding skin. They just need to offer 100% UV protection. One important aspect though is to wear glasses that you feel comfortable in, as you are most likely to wear them more often and for longer periods.
We hope that you found our feature helpful discussing how sunglasses can prevent undereye wrinkles. To find out more about Nakin and our anti-ageing skincare then take a look at our website and our full facial product collection.