The Eyes Have It: Causes of Fine Lines and Wrinkles

The skin under and around our eyes is among the body’s most delicate. It’s thin and contains numerous blood vessels but no oil glands to produce and maintain moisture.

The gradual decline in collagen causes a loss of elasticity that results in fine lines and wrinkles, as well as puffiness and dark circles.

Dry and dehydrated skin is the most common cause of eye wrinkles. When your skin lacks moisture, the texture suffers.

What causes eye wrinkles?

1. Dry and Dehydrated Skin

In addition to clogging our pores, dirt, pollution, and other environmental factors suck the moisture out of our skin, contributing to dryness and dehydration.

2. Dirt and Pollution

Any movement of facial muscles helps develop grooves beneath the skin, especially those that cause the eyes to crinkle.

3. Facial Expressions

Our genes play a significant role in how we age, including how quickly and deeply we develop wrinkles around the eyes.

4. Genetics

Sleeping with your face on the pillow can cause crow's feet and other facial imperfections, per a study in the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy.

5. Not Sleeping on Your Back

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