Find the Perfect Sunglasses for Your Face
Finding the perfect pair of sunglasses is no day at the beach.
The right shades can make anyone look effortlessly chic, and with the sun-soaked days of summer right around the corner, it’s more important than ever to stock up.
“Sunglasses not only make you look cool, they also are very important for your health,” says Dr. Jessica Krant, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York. “A good pair of sunglasses can even save your life. The ultraviolet radiation from the sun can get in through the pupil and case damage to the retina. This can lead to an increased risk of not only macular degeneration over time, but also melanoma in the pigment cells of the retina, which can be extra deadly.”
Krant stresses that prevention from harmful rays is simple by slathering on sunscreen regularly and wearing shades that have 100% UV protective lenses. An added benefit? Protective shades can also prevent wrinkles causes by the sun's powerful rays, Krant says.
Sunglasses can do more than protect your delicate skin and eyes. With celebrities sporting the latest eyewear trends, anyone can look like a star with minimal effort.
“Sunglasses, like any statement accessory, can help transform an outfit, say a T-shirt and jeans, into something chic and fabulous,” says Lauren Michael, global product director for GUESS. “You can add a touch of old Hollywood glamour with oversized retro-inspired shapes or pops of bold, flirty colors to perk up an ensemble and make a personal style statement.”
On the hunt for new sunglasses to welcome the summer season? Here’s how to discover the right shades for your face: