I hated wearing sunglasses. The Kona sunglasses by Roka have changed my mind.
During college, a friend who took her wrinkles seriously told me that she deliberately did not spend much time outside. I could not tell when she confessed that to me. I have visions for the football camps of my youth, the many vacations aboard my family and the countless outdoor runs I've collected over the years, You really, really miss. Not to mention, we are only in our 20s!
Now, on the other side of 30, I'm still unwilling to limit my time in nature to my skin's sake. (There is sunscreen, right?!) But when fine lines (and, frankly, some deeper wrinkles) began, I began to wonder if there were any skincare habits ] in my 20's I was practicing religion.
Since I can not go back in time and give the 25-year-old a retinol cream, I've recently decided to make some minor skin-friendly changes. I plunged from my mother for decades of nudging and started wearing hats on these aforementioned beach trips, and I learned to sleep on my back. I even walked with sunglasses, which hopefully results in less crow-footed squinting (and, of course, a protection for my eyes).
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The Kona sunglasses come in a handful of color options, but I've swung the sleek shadow frame with polarized bronze lenses ($ 210; roka.com, amazon.com) pictured above. Roka is a performance brand with many products for swimmers, cyclists, runners and triathletes, so it's not surprising that the characteristics of these babies are convincing.
For starters, they weigh only 24 grams, light enough to forget them They are on your face, but sturdy enough to withstand the elements. I love the patented GEKO pads on the nose and at the temples – they're designed to better handle as soon as you start to sweat so the sunglasses do not slip off or bounce off. The polarizing lenses are not only dazzling, they are also formulated to block harmful UVA and UVB rays. I also think that the square shape is flattering on my oblong, round face (a small family feature, if ever there was one!).
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Priced at $ 210 per person, Kona eyewear is certainly an investment – but they are worth the money, especially since it's not that only must be trained. If your budget is a little tighter, consider using non-polarized lenses that will give you $ 170 instead.
Since my own pair of Konas was a gift, I recently decided to spread the love and bought the stylish white frames for a dear friend who was relatively new to running and needed some great stuff. So far, she has loved her too. Be sure to wave when you see us converge in our matching sunglasses at Brooklyn's Prospect Park this summer!