Sunglasses and Sunscreen For Summer Protection

We are in summer mode and there’s so much to get done before we can take off on our first vacation. We’re shopping for swimsuits, getting pedicures, and finalizing the plans on exciting summer locales. But, there’s one thing we definitely recommend that you check on before you go off vacationing this summer: sun protection.

Now is a great time to get used to bringing along sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen with you wherever you go, because it takes a while to make a habit. Wear sunglasses when you’re outside in the bright summer sun for more than a few minutes to keep the sensitive skin around your eyes protected from damaging UV rays. Keep reading to understand why you should be incorporating sunglasses into your look this summer.

Sunglasses aren’t just stylish accessories, though they can absolutely make you look cooler. These can also help protect you from getting cancer in the future. Exposure to UV (ultraviolet) rays can cause skin damage, and that’s something we want to prevent, especially when it can mean a cancer diagnosis when you’re older.

Before you decide you need expensive sunglasses to keep your eyes safe, you should know the best feature to look for to keep your eyes and eye area safe from damaging UV rays.

You’ll need to get sunglasses that block 100% of both UVA and UVB rays. The area around your eyes can be impacted by damaging rays. Cancer can develop along the sensitive skin of the eyelid, which can lead to loss of eyelashes, and more serious concerns. Thankfully, most skin cancers can be successfully treated, though we’d rather prevent them than treat them.

Your skin will thank you for taking care of it now, before more damage can occur. Keep in mind that you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars to get quality sunglasses and protect yourself. You can find fairly inexpensive sunglasses that have UV protection. If you’re not sure what you need this summer, get in touch with us to learn more. Give us a call at 972.984.1050  to schedule a consultation with us today.

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