Yes, they look cool, and they stop you from squinting from the sunlight, however…

They could be the reason behind a couple of health issues.

Keep reading!

1. Vitamin D deficiency– the retinas in our eye are a hot spot for vitamin D absorption. Yes, the skin, liver and kidneys play their roles too, but if you are wearing sunnies all the time, your eyes miss out of their ability to help with vitamin D.

2. You get more sunburned. Seriously! When the sunlight hits your eyes, it causes a hormonal response in the brain. The gland that controls the secretion of melanin (skin pigment) is influenced by sunlight exposure. So when you wear sunnies all the time, the brain tends to make less melanin, leaving your skin more pale, leaving you less tolerant to the sun.

3. You need sunlight in your eyes to reset your hormones. I see mostly hormonally imbalanced women in my clinic. This piece of info is spoken about SO frequently!! Similar pathway to above- the sun hits the eyes, the brain knows you’re awake, it resets the sleep/wake cycle, allowing for more melatonin (sleep and beauty hormone) secretion when the night begins.

So I can hear some of your saying it now “but my optometrist said I HAVE to wear sunglasses”. How about you meet me half way and stop wearing sunglasses for half the day?

Try it out! Your vitamin D, skin and hormones might be relying on it 


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This retreat is for you if:

You rarely do activities alone, but you know you need some time out just for YOU.

🌴 You need some TLC, pampering and relaxation… undisturbed

🌴 You need more energy!

🌴 You love a good bath

🌴 You don’t know what you want for Xmas

🌴 You want some time with a bunch of like-minded women who ‘get’ you

🌴 You love healthy foods and drinks

🌴 You’re on the search for something to do on Sunday 3rd December – Just for you.

🌴 You love taking home action steps to keep the feeling of relaxation going long after the retreat finishes.