When it comes down to choosing your prescription glasses or sunglasses you need to know first what face shape you are and which glasses will complement better your facial expression and tone. Glasses nowadays represent your personality, life style and they became an importnat fashion item, especially to women.
Glasses should not only help to give a lift to your face but also have a complementary effect when wearing them. Here is the list of face shapes and type of glasses more suitable an attractive to every particular case.
Oval face – it is considered the best face shape as it has the most balanced proportions and can generally pull off any style of glasses. However it is best to pick a frame that is as wide as or wider than the broadest part of the face.
Rectangle face – for that type select a distinctive, wide, horizontal frame with some weight at the top and bottom and rounded sides or with decoration on the temples to add fullness and width to this narrow face.
Inverted Triangle face – for this type pick glasses that take the attention to the top rim of the frame like semi-rimless glasses on top and colored or thicker frame on the bottom.
Heart-shaped face – select frames which give the illusion of fullness at the cheek area, that bring balance between forehead and chin. To balance this out you may find it advisable to pick glasses that take the attention to the top rim of the frame and in this way glasses will accentuate the breadth in the lower half of your face.
Pear-shaped face – select frames with a broad horizontal line at the top and little or no heaviness to the rest of the frame. This will bring balance to the wide jaw-line
Square-shaped face – Select a frame with not only straight horizontal lines to give the illusion of width, but also a narrow oval shape or anything with rounder, softer edges to give the illusion of roundness.
Round face– select softly angular, narrow frame or glasses with more width than depth give a more contoured shape. It will lengthen your face and make it appear thinner and try to avoid any big round glasses.
Diamond-shaped face – select frames that give a straight look to the top and bottom, giving the illusion of width.
Organic and biodynamic skincare company Jurlique has extended its Purely Age-Defying line with two new products; Purely Age-Defying Day Cream SPF15, and Purely Age-Defying Hand Treatment.
Also new from Jurlique is the Jasmine Shower Gel and Body lotion, and Love Balm, a limited-edition multi-purpose product for use on the face or body.
All of these products are paraben free, contain no PEGs, artificial colours and fragrances, or sodium lauryl sulfate.
Purely Age-Defying Day Cream with SPF15 40ml is said to provide natural broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, and goes on clear with no white appearance.
It helps protect skin from photo ageing and environmental damage, and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and discolorations, according to the brand.
Micronized zinc oxide and titanium dioxide help to reflect, not absorb, sunlight. Unlike chemical sunscreens, physical sunscreens do not penetrate, irritate or sensitise the skin.
Other key ingredients include red algae extract, buriti oil, melon extract and ectoin to counteract the signs of ageing and offer a breathable, transparent finish to the skin.
Jurlique’s new Purely Age-Defying Hand Treatment 100ml is described as a luxurious, high-performance, moisturising hand cream containing biodynamic and organic ingredients, making it suitable for all skin types.
The treatment also targets visible signs of ageing and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, according to Jurlique.
Key ingredients include melon extract, rich in minerals and vitamins encapsulated for sustained release and long-lasting efficacy, and Indian gooseberry extract, which provides protection from free radicals and against the appearance of premature skin ageing.
Jurlique’s new Jasmine moisture lotion and shower gel duo (each 300ml) is said to leave skin clean, hydrated and scented with the aroma of fresh blooming jasmine flowers.
Lastly, Jurlique’s tangerine-scented Love Balm 15ml is a multi-purpose product for use on face or body, which is said to moisturise, soothe, soften and protect. It can be applied to lips, elbows, knees, feet and hands, or virtually anywhere where skin needs “extra loving care”, the brand maintains.