Are Your Sunglasses Giving You Wrinkles?

If dermatologists ran the world (or Bloomingdale’s), you’d only be able to buy wraparound sunglasses. But they don’t. And it’s not the ’80s. Thank God. But some shades can make your skin more vulnerable to sun damage—and others (OK, not wraparounds) offer extra protection.

Don’t bring your aviators to the beach. I know, I know, it’s sad. But the metal frames on most aviators “reflect sunlight on the tops of the cheeks, causing them to burn,” says Vivian Bucay, a dermatologist in San Antonio. And women who wear them often get sun spots on their cheeks as a result, she says. Pick sunglasses with plastic frames instead.

Go for sunglasses with mirrored lenses. “They block more UV rays than regular tinted lenses,” says Bucay. That’s key, since the thin skin around your eyes is so prone to sun damage and wrinkles. There are lots of good options, including ones from Marc Jacobs, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Céline, which makes the sunglasses the model in this picture is wearing.

Age spots and fine lines on my face were gone!

Feeling the need to improve the appearance of my aging skin, I had tried several Toronto local laser clinics, with very disappointing results. When I come to Q Esthetics, I was impressed by the staff’s honesty and knowledge. The laser aesthetician suggested photorejuvenation for my age spots and fractional laser for my wrinkles. After 4 photorejuvenation and 3 fraxel resurfacing, I was totally surprised with the results! More than 80% of my aging spots were gone plus my skin tone and texture was smoother, and most of the wrinkles and fine lines on my face were also disappeared. I wish I found Q Esthetics earlier. Highly recommended!

M. Cameron from TorontoAge spot treatment