We know you really want to get out of your city and explore new horizons this summer. Surely you have all the plans, outfits and spots for your Instagram planned to get the most out of your vacation, right? What you probably haven't thought about is that you need at least two pairs of sunglasses so that your eyesight doesn't get damaged at a pool party or at a barbecue with friends. They are never enough and they also give a very personal touch to your summer looks.
The sun, the beach, the sea, the unstable tables of the beach bars on the coast, sunscreen... all these factors are really harmful to your sunglasses, but as you already know, it is essential that you use them to protect your view of the damage caused by the sun. Choose quality glasses that are impregnated with your style and you will be the most coolest on the whole beach. Therefore, from Hanukeii we bring you several tips so that your glasses do not deteriorate during your vacations.
Are you also tired of losing or/and damaging your sunglasses on the busiest days of summer? Parties on the beach, meals that last until dinner and endless excursions through the countryside are some of the activities where you will need a good pair of sunglasses. We bring you the solution so you don't lose them in the meantime.
Whole day at the beach, what do I do with my sunglasses?
First of all, keep in mind that the exposure to the sun is much more direct on the beach than in the city. There are no residential buildings where you can shelter from the sun's brightness, and for this reason, you need more than ever to wear sunglasses and apply sunscreen every two hours. Do not forget that you only have one skin and you must take care of it!
If you're going to sunbathe or walk along the shore, you probably won't take your lenses off for even a second. We already know what the sun bothers you in the month of July... However, if you are one of those who spends the day moving from one place to another, we recommend that you wear your sunglasses around your neck if you are going to make several trips to the beach bar and keep them in their protective case every time you take a bath. You don't want the saltpeter, rocks and waves to deteriorate your glasses, do you? It is also important that you do not rest them in wet, dirty or slippery places and always grab them by the frame and not by the lenses. It is the most fragile part of the glasses and also the one to which we should dedicate the most attention. Sea water, humidity and sand could deteriorate their protection, even scratching their surface until they are useless.
Surely you've heard of glasses hangers, haven't you? It is the star accessory of the summer since it was launched on sale a few years ago, and also, an accessory that allows you to hang your glasses around your neck by means of two hooks that fit each of its sideburns. It is comfortable, stylish and very practical. You can find them in multiple stores and there are beads, leather, silver, gold, nylon or cord, among others. Even luxury brands have adapted this trend to the catwalks of the fashion weeks. The Lebanese designer, Elie Saab, has incorporated this accessory into his latest collections including chains and pearls.
It will be your life-saving accessory for all those moments in which you want to have your sunglasses close at hand, but without running the risk of losing them. If at any time you don't know where you've put them, look at your neck… you probably have them hanging!
A picnic morning in the country, how do I clean my sunglasses if they have gotten dirty?
Sunglasses, like any other accessory, suffer damage and stains. Holding them by the lenses instead of by the frame is one of the most common causes for which they could get dirty. In addition, sweat is another factor that causes our glasses to fill with unnecessary dirt. Now, what is the proper way to remove all the dirt from sunglasses and leave them impeccable? It is as simple as washing them under the tap with water and neutral soap so that the chemicals do not damage the surface of the crystals. Make sure that the water with which you clean them is crystal clear and sweet. If you are in the field and you do not have any nearby source, it is better that you keep them in their cover and wait until you get home to wash them. You don't want to mess up your trusty glasses by being impatient, do you?
When drying them, use a smooth cloth with which you can remove moisture from your glasses without scratching their surface. If you are in the field and the only thing you have at hand is the towel you are lying on, don't even think about using it! Its fabric is usually very rough and far from cleaning your glasses, it will make them even more dirty.
Sunset on the river, how should the case in which I keep my sunglasses be?
When the sun begins to set and its rays are not so intense, sunglasses are no longer an essential part of your look. They can favor the aesthetics of the same but are not necessary. If you're a bit of a mess and tend to forget them at every restaurant or bar you visit, make sure you have an appropriate glasses case with you. In addition, in the beach bag there is always room for something else.
The most appropriate cases to store your sunglasses are usually rigid, made of hard materials such as leather or imitation leather and, in addition, they must be wide enough so that your glasses do not get compressed. But be careful, do not use a case where two pairs of glasses would fit because with the movement they will deteriorate.
My sunglasses got scratched while playing sports on a hot summer morning, what can I do?
As we already know, sunglasses, like other types of facial accessories, constantly suffer damage due to the great exposure to which they are subjected. But the truth is, anyone has a carelessness, and practicing sports it is very easy for the glasses to fall to the ground or rub against any item of clothing.
If you were out for a run this morning and your glasses had a mishap with the zipper of your jacket, don't worry! We bring you the solution. Although there are blows that cannot be solved, the small scratches on the lenses of your sunglasses will be much easier to remove. To start, an infallible trick is to impregnate the glass with Vaseline and let it act for a few minutes until it has covered the small cracks in the glass. Then remove the product with a soft cloth, and it's good as new!
If you don't have Vaseline on hand, there is a product that you surely do have at home: toothpaste. The procedure is the same. Apply a very small amount of the toothpaste to the scratch on your sunglasses and rub gently until you see that it has disappeared.
There are other products such as baking soda, glass cleaner or furniture polish that can also be useful to remove scratches on the lenses of your sunglasses. However, these products are much more aggressive than petroleum jelly, for example. From Hanukeii we recommend that you use them very carefully and only when you have no other option.
Sunglasses accompany us in many moments of our lives, and therefore, it is very necessary to take care of them in the same way that we take care of our eyes when wearing them. Protect your glasses using the tips above and you will make them more durable. In any case, sunglasses must be renewed from time to time so that their lenses and frame are in perfect condition and perform their function correctly. Nothing will stop you if you carry in your bag a glasses case, a glasses hanger and a bit of Vaseline on the most intense days of summer!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PROTECTIONORN OF SUNGLASSES:
How long do sunglasses last?
Sunglasses have an expiration period. Despite the fact that you take care of them and treat them in the best possible way, the natural use of them will mean that their crystals no longer protect in the same way. To find out when you should renew them, go to your nearest optician and they will know how to advise you!
Is it okay to clean sunglasses with alcohol?
As we have already seen, the correct cleaning of sunglasses is using water and neutral soap. Using products as aggressive as alcohol, the only thing that is going to achieve is to deteriorate the lenses of your glasses.
What is the most appropriate fabric to clean sunglasses?
Soft microfiber cloths are best to keep in your glasses case when you're not home to wash them with soap and water.