It’s a perennial problem. You’re out enjoying the sunshine, wanting to feel that you don’t have a care in the world, and your sunglasses keep slipping off your face.
The last thing you want to think about when you’re enjoying the outdoors is losing your favorite sunglasses. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to prevent your sunglasses from slipping. Check out the following tips, which are helpful for women’s sunglasses, men’s sunglasses, and any of the most popular sunglasses styles.
In many cases, the solution to the slippage problem is very simple and straightforward: simply tighten up the screws that fix the arms to the main part of your frames. The only tool you need is a tiny screwdriver. If possible, you can also carefully bend the arms of your sunglasses so they fit more tightly to your head.
If you’re nervous about making these adjustments yourself, you can take your sunglasses to an optician’s office to have them adjusted specifically for your face.
Some styles of sunglasses (such as Odin) feature nose pads as part of their design. If your sunglasses have nose pads, you can purchase special anti-slip silicone nose pads that are designed to keep your shades in place. Many of these pads are very simple to install; you just peel and stick them in place.
Sweat, grease, and lotions can build up on your sunglasses, making them extra slippery. Keep this problem at bay by cleaning your frames regularly. If necessary, use some mild soap on your frames to get rid of any greasy build-up. Be sure to learn about how to clean sunglasses.
Plastic ear hooks and their life-hack companions (ponytail holders) can keep your sunglasses firmly in place. Ear hooks just slide onto the arms of your glasses and prevent them from sliding off your ears. Ponytail holders work in just the same way. All you have to do is twist them onto the back arms, and now you have a DIY ear hook to keep your sunglasses right where they should be.
Most pharmacies carry foam pads that you can attach to your glasses. They’re intended for eyeglasses with metal frames, but you can also affix them to the bridge pads of your sunglasses to keep them from slipping.
If your sunglasses are plastic or wooden, you can still use the foam pads. Just place one on each side of the bridge. You can also put the pads on each earpiece for additional security. Note that these pads get gross over time because they’ll soak up perspiration, so replace them frequently.
There are products on the market that prevent your sunglasses from slipping. It looks like lip balm and even comes in a tube like lip balm, but it’s designed to keep your glasses from slipping. It’s made out ingredients that you usually find in cosmetics: beeswax, coconut oil, and peppermint oil. But it also contains gum rosin, and we suspect that’s the ingredient that helps to keep your glasses in place. All you do is rub the wax on your sunglasses before you put them on.
If you’re a woman, you might already have this product in your handbag, but you can use this tip even if you don’t wear makeup. Apply a couple of dabs of eyeshadow primer on either side of your nose before you put your sunglasses on, and then gently press your glasses into place. The primer is designed to keep your eyeshadow in place, and some people swear that it can do the same thing for your sunglasses.