The 1 Reason You Should Splurge On Expensive Sunglasses

If you’re in the market for a new pair of sunglasses, you’re going to want to put more thought into purchasing the perfect pair than you might’ve before. And it all boils down to how they protect the skin around your eyes.

Because even if your last name is Kardashian, the sad truth is that wrinkles cannot be avoided. Sure, Botox and lasers might help, but there’s a lot you can do to slow down the sagging process sans cosmetic procedure — wearing high-quality sunglasses is one option.

The brightness of the sun can cause us to squint, which can lead to permanent wrinkles around the eyes. Better sunglasses will make you squint less, which means a break for the skin around your eyes. Polarized sunglasses are even better for this, because they reduce the glare coming off of other surfaces like asphalt, according to YouBeauty.

And even on an overcast winter’s day, it’s important to shield your eyes from the hidden sun, because ultraviolet (UV) rays are among the main causes of wrinkling. Plus, the skin around the eyes is thin, so signs of aging can happen sooner there than any other area of your body.

Do yourself a favor and splurge on a pair of designer sunnies that will keep you looking fierce — both when the sunglasses are on and off. Just make sure you’re looking for glasses that provide UV protection on both sides of the lenses, with an eye-sun protection factor of 50+. Also, choosing sunglasses that have larger frames will cover and protect more of the area around your eyes. And that’s not all! Metal frames get hotter than plastic ones, and you don’t want to burn your skin where it comes into contact with the frame… right?

Pro tip: Try a pair of mirrored sunnies because “they block more UV rays than regular tinted lenses,” Vivian Bucay, a dermatologist in San Antonio, told Allure.

Since sunglasses are an important tool for preventing wrinkles around the eyes, you better spend big where it counts. The bright side of spending more money in honor of your eye health is that you’ll probs end up with a pair of Fendi, Chanel, Prada, or Dita (the list goes on) sunnies. And if this one purchase ends up saving you money on expensive anti-aging treatments further down the road… why not dip into your savings?

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