The fashion tip that’ll help prevent wrinkles

They’re a Summer essential – the humble pair of sunglasses – and, is it just me or have we seen an explosion in the styles of sunnies available to wear?

For a while it was all about the big sunglasses – you know, the ones that covered half your face.

Then over the years it’s become less about the one type that’s in fashion and more about whatever works for you, whether that’s rose coloured lenses, coloured frames or the smaller ‘cat eye’ style sunglasses making a comeback.

What all these pairs of sunglasses have in common is their ability to protect the eyes and skin around the eyes from sun damage and wrinkles.

The skin under the eyes is the thinnest on the face and the most delicate, making it more prone to fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation.

I am so conscious of looking after this area so have teamed up with Quay Australia, bringing fashion and beauty together.

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Quay sunnies and all others sold in Australia have to comply with strict UV protection regulations so you know what you buy will protect the area.

There are two types of UV rays we have to worry about. UVA rays cause ageing and UVB rays cause the skin to burn. Quay sunglasses protect against both which is what we need.

As we get older, we also lose elastin and collagen in the skin and it’s essential we use the right beauty products such as hyaluronic acid, retinol (unless you’re pregnant or breastfeeding) and lactic acid to keep the skin looking its best.

The other non negotiable is sunscreen. Whether you choose a physical sunscreen like me or a chemical one, this is the best product you can use to prevent those fine lines and wrinkles under and around the eye.

With a physical sunscreen, you can apply it and head straight out the door. Your chemical sunscreen should be applied 20 minutes before venturing outside. You can read more about the difference between the two types of sunscreen here.

So why go to all the trouble of religiously applying these products, if you leave your eyes sunglass free? Any extra protection will do wonders in the future.

While I did say sunglasses are a Summer essential, the UV rays will get you in Winter too, so getting yourself a quality pair of sunglasses is an investment and you’ll get value for money wearing them all year round.

The quality ones don’t have to break the bank, just like the most expensive beauty products aren’t always going to be the best for you.

So, here are my favourite sunglasses from the current Quay range.

The traditionals

The big frame sunnies are a fashion mainstay and you also can’t go past the traditional aviator style or a pair of round ones.

A splash of colour 

A coloured lens or frame can soften your look and makes for a nice change on the dark colour or to make a bolder statement, there’s always the mirrored sunnies.

On trend

For something completely different, go for the current trend which is the cat eye look or smaller frames.