Wrinkles under your eyes mark the earlier symptoms of aging on the face because the skin around your eyes is thinner and more sensitive than the rest of your face. Additionally, it lacks oil-producing glands which make it susceptible to wrinkles. Under eye wrinkles makes a person appear old and exhausted. By clearly understanding the common causes and available treatments, you can get rid of under eye wrinkles.
SUN EXPOSURE. Studies have shown that the sun is the leading cause of wrinkles. Darrick Antell, MD, a plastic surgeon Based in New York City, studied identical twins and found out that sun exposure was even more important to wrinkle formation than heredity. Relatives with limited sun exposure develop fewer wrinkles and look more youthful compared to those who get unlimited exposure to the sunlight.
SKIPPING A SUNSCREEN. In reference to the American Academy of Dermatology, you should always wear a sunscreen whenever you are outside. Sunscreen protects you from a number of conditions including cancer, dark spots, brown spots and helps prevent wrinkle formation. Regardless of the weather, make sure you wear a sunscreen with an SPF above 15.
POOR SLEEPING POSITION. Sleeping in certain positions at night can lead to "sleep lines" - wrinkles that form on the surface of the skin and don't disappear even if you wake up, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). If you sleep on your side, you are more likely to form wrinkles on your cheek s or chin and on the face if you sleep facing down. AAD says you can reduce wrinkle formation by sleeping on your back.
INADEQUATE SLEEP. Nicolas Perricone, MD, a Yale dermatologist, says that lack of sleep causes your body to increase the production of cortisol, a hormone that speeds up the breakdown of skin cells. Perricone advices that you should get enough sleep every night if you want to increase the production of HGH (human growth hormone) which plays major role in keeping your skin thick, more elastic and less likely to get wrinkled.
SMOKING. Though studies are still controversial, emerging research are showing a strong link between smoking and early wrinkles formation. There are confirmations that smoking speeds up skin aging by releasing an enzyme that breaks down elastin and collagen which determine the texture of the skin. In reference to a Sibling studies conducted at the Twin Research Unit at St. Thomas Hospital in London, it was observed that a brother or a sister who smoked tended to have a more wrinkled skin than the non-smoker. Time to put out those cigs for good ladies!
SQUINTING. repetitive facial movements like squinting overworks your facial muscles leading to formation of grooves beneath the skin's surface, according to AAD. These grooves eventually become permanent wrinkles. Consider wearing sunglasses to protect the skin around your eyes from sun damage and avoid squinting.
PROTEIN DEFICIENCIES. Protein happens to be one of the building blocks of a great skin. Supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids are essential to help nourish your skin and keep it supple and plump. Additionally, it keeps the skin young looking while reducing the formation of wrinkles. Soy, on the other hand, has healing and protective properties for your skin. In reference to a study published in the European Journal of Nutrition, researchers reported that soy-based supplements improved skin's structure and firmness after six months of continuous use.
DEHYDRATION. If your skin is the dry type, chances of wrinkle formation are higher than for people with oily skin. It is a common thing for people, especially women, to look for anti-aging products that moisturize their skin. A skin that is well moisturized looks better such that the lines and creases are far less conspicuous.
OVER WASHING YOUR FACE. In reference to dermatologists at the University of Maryland Medical Center, regular cleansing of the face, especially using tap water, strips the skin off its natural barrier oils and moisture that protect wrinkle formation. Instead of using a soap that doesn't contain moisturizers, use a cleanser.
Fortunately, there are plenty of products, services and simple practices you can incorporate in you skin care regimen and avert the formation of wrinkles under your eyes as well as in other areas of you skin. You can try topical treatments which contain ingredients that have been scientifically proven to reduce wrinkles. Ingredients to look for include Alpa-hydroxy acids (AHAs), Retinoids, vitamin C, and peptides among others. Treatments for wrinkle can be purchased over the counter or prescribed by skin health experts. Alternative treatments include Botox, wrinkle fillers, laser/light resurfacing such as Radio Frequency, chemical peels and dermabrasion. However, considering the sensitive nature of the skin under your eyes, noninvasive treatments for wrinkles around these areas are the best.