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Stay cool and safe in the heatwave by following these handy tips

The heatwave is here… Tips to stay safe

The sun is finally here… Hurray! The UK is expected to experience heatwaves this week, with some areas reaching as high as 32℃.

This means that many of us will be considering heading outdoors, whether it’s for work, to relax in the garden or to socialise with family and friends.

The sun is great for getting extra vitamin D and improving your mood, but when it’s so hot there are some important things you will need to do to keep yourself cool.

Check out some tips for staying safe as the weather heats up…

Stay hydrated

Drink plenty of water throughout the day, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, as they can lead to further dehydration.

Wear the right clothes

Choose lightweight, loose-fitting and light-coloured clothing to help your body stay cool. You may also want to wear a wide brim hat to provide extra shade and help prevent burning.

Pack your sunglasses!

Did you know that the sun can cause serious damage to your eyes and even cause conditions like macular degeneration, cataracts and even sunburn on the outer layer of your eye. 

It’s a good idea to invest in some sunglasses that have high UV protection, like UV400, which are a feature of all our shades here at Genuine Style.

Use sun cream

One of the most important things to remember during a heatwave is that you need to regularly apply sunscreen. Using a high SPF spray, cream or lotion will protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

Limit physical activity

Try to avoid strenuous physical activities, especially during the hottest times of the day which is usually between 10 am. and 4pm.

Use fans and air conditioning

Air conditioning and fans are an absolute life-saver when it’s extremely warm. You can even get small portable fans that can be easily carried with you wherever you go!

Take cool showers or baths

Taking a cool shower or bath can help lower your body temperature and make you feel cooler and fresher. 

Help others

Ensure that your pets have access to fresh water and shade. Also check on your elderly family members, neighbours, and anyone with pre-existing health conditions, as they are more susceptible to heat-related illnesses.

When it comes to your eyes, wearing sunglasses is absolutely key. And don’t forget that we offer free next UK delivery on premium designer sunglasses, meaning that you can get them in time for the heatwave and ensure your eyes are protected.

What's New?

UK Delivery

We realise that getting your new sunglasses both safely and quickly is important to you, and we endeavour to send them out as quickly as possible!

All orders received by 3pm on weekdays will be shipped same day via DHL Parcel or Royal Mail ‘next day’ delivery, free of charge. All orders received after 3pm on a weekday or over the weekend will leave on the next working day. 

Rest of Europe

Delivery to the rest of Europe has a flat fee of just £10.00, fully tracked and insured. This service typically takes 3-10 days. We also offer faster courier services if delivery is needed more urgently.

At this point in time, all items are shipped from the UK and may therefore be subject to customs/import charges on delivery, as the UK is not currently part of the EU. You will be responsible for these charges, so please research them before you buy. We value our European customers and the previous relationship we had with EU countries and are looking to find a better solution to this within Europe in the near future.

Rest of the World

Delivery outside of Europe has a flat fee of just £15.00, fully tracked and insured. This service typically takes 5-21 days. We also offer faster courier services if delivery is needed more urgently.

At this point in time, all items are shipped from the UK and may therefore be subject to customs/import charges on delivery. You will be responsible for these so please research them before you buy. 

Returns Policy
We want you to be happy with your new sunglasses! Returns are therefore accepted without question and no explanation is required, although we are always keen to hear any feedback that you do have. 

To be eligible for a return, items must be returned within 30 days, in the same unused condition that you received them (trying on is of course OK!), and should be returned complete with any included cases, accessories and manufacturer’s packaging.

Return Shipping
To return your product, please contact us at info@genuinestyle.com to request a return authorisation and a free shipping label.

We would obviously advise you contact us for a free label but our return address is:

Genuinestyleuk Ltd
Po Box 792
SO23 3RQ

Exchanges and Refunds
Please indicate when arranging the return whether you wish to exchange for another product or to receive a full refund.

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. and confirm the the approval of your refund or exchange.

Once approved, your refund/exchange will be processed immediately, and either your new item will be sent (same day) or a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment (within 7 days, typically sooner).

Please contact us at info@genuinestyle.com with any questions at all regarding the returns and refund process.

For all enquiries please us the Support button or email us at info@genuinestyle.com

Registered office address: 384 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, TS5 6HA, United Kingdom

Office Telephone: 01962715340