The Fourth of July is an all-American holiday typically celebrated with barbecues, beach trips, fireworks and A LOT of sunshine! But just because it’s a holiday, it doesn’t mean that the UV rays are any less harmful. So for everyone who is headed off on a weekend getaway, or even just hanging out by the pool, Velvet wants to make sure that your eyes are covered! The same way that you would never lay out in the sun without sunscreen, you should NEVER go out in the sun without sunglasses. The sun gives off powerful ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause some serious damage your precious eyes. Temporary damages consist of side effects such as swollen or red eyes and hypersensitivity to light, but the long term effects are MUCH worse. Years of failing to protect your eyes from UV rays can eventually lead to eye or eyelid cancer, crow’s feet and fine lines. With all of this in mind, make sure you don’t forget to bring your sunglasses wherever this long weekend may take you!
Happy 4th of July, everyone! #GetYourVelvetOn