Many people associate sunglasses with eye care, style, and most importantly protection. However, regarding the popular aviator sunglasses, that is not always the case. In reality, the metal frames of these stylish shades reflect the sun, which can potentially cause damage to the skin on your cheek. Your skin can become tender and develop melasma, particularly along the sensitive cheekbones directly under the metal rims. Melasma causes hyper pigmentation and discoloration on the face. If you develop dark spots in the summer months, choose sunglasses with plastic rims…one of our favorites for the season are Wayfarers.