Why do we need to wear sunglasses?

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More than making yourself incognito from the paparazzi, it comes as a no-brainer that sunglasses or shades are worn for the obvious reason of protecting our eyes from the glaring heat of the sun. Nothing is more unattractive than squinting your eyes like an old hag.

The sun’s ultraviolet rays are most damaging between 10am and 2pm. Even under overcast skies, we should protect our eyes, as the rays of the sun do pass through clouds. And when under a shade, we should still wear sunglasses, because UV rays are reflected by sand and water. When driving most especially, we need to wear shades, because oftentimes, the glare from sunlight is almost blinding.

Contact lenses today offer some UV protection, but that isn’t enough. We need to wear something to cover the entire eye area, which is most susceptible to early signs of aging brought about by the sun’s rays.

Sun damage may strike at any season, whether it’s summer or winter, so it’s wisest to always wear sunglasses whenever we go out. It makes for an awesome fashion statement too!

About Pepper

I am a single working mom, trying to raise my kid the best way I know how. Join me as I navigate my way through the jungle that is Single Mom-hood, armed with rose-colored glasses and strength of spirit. As pepper adds spice to food, so does my daughter add spice to my life. She makes life no less than…PEPPERRIFIC!

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  1. sunglasses is a must! particularly when you plan to go outdoor under heat of the sun. i prefer big eyeglasses…fashionable and protects the entire eye area :)

  2. squinting eyes like an old hag – that cracked me up!

  3. hi pepper! thanks for stopping by. as for the header, i used photoshop and just composed all the available photos there, not much recent photos, so old photos lang yon. i use that template for most of my blogs para easy to replace the header :D

  4. i rarely wear sunglasses. pero i should really start wearing one. i don’t wanna be called an old hag=)

  5. Baby Sunglasses says

    There is a reason to wearing sun glasses. Actually, ultra violet light radiation along with blue light from the sun can damage the eye and cause much discomfort. So, it is quite essential to wear especially when you are outside.

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