3 Ways To Protect Your Delicate Eyelids From The Sun


If you are concerned about protecting your skin from the sun (and everyone should be), then you likely make sure you wear sunscreen on your face daily. Do you apply it to your eyelids? Many people don't, because typical sunscreens can sting your eyes. Eyelids are highly susceptible to skin cancer. Try one of the following ways of protecting your eyelids from the sun when you cannot wear typical sunscreen on them. 

1. Wear Glasses

If you wear eyeglasses, then you will be happy to hear that clear polycarbonate eyeglass lenses protect your eyes from 100-percent of the sun's UV rays. This protection ends where the rim of your glasses end, so make sure to choose glasses that cover a large portion of your eye area. If you wear contact lenses, then you are unfortunately missing out on this protection. 

If you wear contacts because you simply don't like how you look in traditional eyeglasses, then wear a pair of stylish prescription sunglasses (from companies like Wear Eyewear) instead. They protect your eyes from the sun's rays, and no one ever has to know they are prescription. 

2. Wear Makeup with UV Protection

If the sunscreen you wear on your face stings your eyes, then it is likely a chemical sunscreen. Physical sunscreens are less irritating to your eyes, and you can find many undereye concealers and face foundations that contain physical sunblocks. 

If you don't typically cover your eyelids with your facial foundation, then simply adding a coat to them while you are putting on your morning makeup can help protect them without you having to invest in any new products. You can then apply eyeshadows and other eye makeup on top of them, if you wish, although you don't have to. 

3. Try Eye Cream with Sunscreen

If typical sunblock bothers your eyes, then you may have better luck with an eye cream with an SPF that is specifically designed to use around your eyes. These creams are made to be less irritating than typical sunscreens by leaving out fragrances and other skin irritants. 

In the end, this cream could still end up bothering your eyes if other sunscreens do. If it does, then wearing sunglasses or prescription sunglasses may have to be the only option for you. 

When protecting your skin from the sun's harsh rays, don't forget about your eyelids! Eyelid skin is very thin and delicate, and it needs just as much protection as the rest of your skin does from the sun. 


5 February 2015

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