At Peep Club, we believe in sun protection all day, every day. But how should you be using it? Check out our five hottest tips below☀️
#Tip 1: Reapply sunscreen to and around your eyes as you do with your body
The same rules apply here!
#Tip 2: Aim for physical coverage as well
Wear a wide-brimmed hat and ideally an SPF hat. Many summer baby clothes now have an SPF factor and you can find some hat brands coming out with it too.
Additionally, wear UV400 protection large sunglasses because suncream can't protect the back of the eye which is also extremely vulnerable to UV damage as well. This is especially useful when driving to help offer protection and reduce the need to squint to see.
#Tip 3: Stay out of the sun between 10 am and 3 pm
It’s important to protect your eyes during the hottest time of the day.
#Tip 4: Apply right up to the lash line
Apply a mineral SPF right up to the lash line. Our recommendation is Sarah Chapman's Eye Insurance.
#Tip 5: If you get sun cream in your eyes: remove contacts, rinse and avoid rubbing
If you wear contact lenses, take them out right away and throw them away, then avoid wearing contact lenses again for 48 hours.
Then try to rinse the area. The ideal thing would be to use would be an eye spray like our preservative-free Instant Relief Eye Spray. This is great to have on hand for this or a saline solution. After that, the next best thing is as clean water as possible (ideally cooled, boiled water, to help sterilise it).
Try to avoid rubbing your eyes as this is actually quite harmful to the surface of the eyes and excessive regular rubbing can cause the front of the eye, the cornea, to deteriorate. Once your eyes have stopped stinging, it normally means you've got the product out.
Also, try using a lubricating spray like our Instant Relief Eye Spray to restore the tear film and fortify the eye after this period of sensitivity. If you think you can tolerate it, try reapplying the sun cream as you probably washed it off in the process of rinsing. But if not, opt for a big wide-brimmed hat and UV400 glasses instead.