Understanding The Causes Of Under Eye Wrinkles And How To Prevent

Under-eye wrinkles are a sign of aging, and it is inevitable. In fact, as one grows into his/her twenties, wrinkles will start to develop. However, if you understand the various causes of the under-eye wrinkles, you can push its time backward by taking some preventive measures. Also, there is special under eye  wrinkle treatment that focuses on reducing the fine lines under our eyes in a very short time of treatment, thus pushing back the aging process.

In this article, I will be discussing various reasons why under-eye wrinkles appear. Onward!

What Causes Under-Eye Wrinkles?

Why are there fine linings under your eye skin? Signs of aging! The following are the various conditions that contribute to the build up of under-eye lines and wrinkles.

1. Sun exposure

If you work outdoors especially during hot noon without wearing eye protection from the UV-rays of the sun, fine lines will start to appear under your eye skin. Exposure to the sun makes you keep squinting your eyes often and it contributes to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Generally, fine lines and wrinkles appear under your eyes’ skin as a destructive sign of sun damage.

2. Facial expressions

The facial expression you make often contributes to build up fine lines and wrinkles. Let’s say as your facial expression, you squint your eyes to either concentrate your eyes to see clearly or while even laughing out loud. This repetitive behavior weakens the skin strength of your under eye over time.

3. Smoking and vaping

Smoking also contributes to the appearance of fine lining underneath your eyes. This is logically because each time you smoke, you tend to squint your eyes often and it builds up toward lines and wrinkles.

4. Rubbing your eyes

Habitual rubbing of your eyes can also contribute to weakened elastin that eventually leads to the appearance of under-eye lines and wrinkles. Another reason why you may find yourself running the areas around your eye is when you are exposed to a dusty environment.

5. Not sleeping on your back

Sleeping while you lay on your side or stomach can contribute to under-eye wrinkles and generally wrinkles on the face. According to a report from a study in 2012 by Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, laying on your side while you sleep brings fast track appearance of wrinkles and development of specific forms of facial imperfection.

6. Dehydrated skin

Your skin is said to be dehydrated when you don’t have enough water in your skin. It has been confirmed that the appearance of under-eye lines and wrinkles are signs of dehydrated skin.

How To Prevent Wrinkles And Fine Lines Under Eyes

If you want to take some significant control over how the fine lines and wrinkles develop under eyes, there are preventive measures you can adopt. And you will push back the aging process.

1. Protect yourself with sunscreen and other accessories

Sunscreen can go a long way to help prevent the quick aging of the skin around your eyes. Sunscreen is an effective preventive measure against eye deterioration due to the sun which consequently helps you avoid squinting your eyes and keep your under-eye skin relaxed for a longer time.

2. Keep your skin hydrated

Since you have learned that not having enough water in your skin is directly linked to quick development of line and wrinkles around your skin, then to reduce the severity try to form the habit of taking enough water per day. Keeping your skin hydrated will put you at a safer side as you make effort toward pushing back the aging process of your under-eye skin.

3. Rest your eyes

Try as much as possible to take a break from looking at screens, such as television and phones. This is because long hours spent in front of screens contribute to stressing around the eye skin. So you have to rest your eyes regularly by taking a break from watching computer screens.

4. Adopt good habits

The habit of rubbing eyes and smoking contribute towards quick aging of your under-eye skin. So, change of lifestyle can bring significant change to your life, including your under-eye aging process.

Elena Stefan

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