Everybody is aware that wearing sunglasses can help to protect people"s eyes during the summer, but this is also a key requirement for those who venture outside during the winter, one expert has noted.
Nicky Hambleton-Jones, style and beauty guru at nhjstyle.com, said that everybody is aware of how harmful the sun"s rays can be, but it is not only bright summer sunshine that can have an impact on the skin.
She explained that the delicate skin around your eyes is 40 times thinner than the skin on the rest of the face and is the first area to show premature photo-ageing - mainly due to the effects of UVA and UVB rays.
"By wearing a good pair of sunglasses, you will protect your eyes from these rays and also stop squinting, which can contribute to developing crow"s feet, Ms Hambleton-Jones said.
For optimum protection, sunglasses should be worn both on sunny and overcast days as UV can damage the skin and eyes all year round, the expert recommended.
by Martin Burns