The delicate skin around your eyes is extremely thin and requires extra attention. Dermatology Sun and Sunglasses Surprisingly, even people who are careful about sun protection often forget to put sunscreen in that area, says Hirsch, which can worsen wrinkles and discoloration. The right pair of sunglasses can serve as another line of defense, but only if they have UVA/UVB protection, as well as lenses opaque enough that you don't squint in bright light (which can exacerbate frown lines and eye wrinkles, adds Hirsch). Our dermatology professionals offer a few important words of advice. As noted by the American Society of Dermatology, there is no safe way to tan. Any sun exposure leads to damage. While many people become concerned about sun exposure in the summertime, dermatologists advise that you wear broad-spectrum, waterproof SPF 30 throughout the year, making sure that it protects against both UVA and UVB rays. It is also important to reapply every 2-3 hours, if you are active outdoors. This will help keep your skin healthy and your appearance youthful. The American Society of Dermatology also suggests wearing protective clothing and accessories to protect sensitive areas. When you buy sunglasses, make sure they protect against ultraviolet rays. This will not only protect your eyes, but also the delicate skin around them. For additional protection of the face, neck, and chest, wear a wide brimmed hat. Summer cover-ups and umbrellas can also add an additional layer of protection from the sun.