How To Prevent Fine Lines Under Your Eyes

Wrinkles and lines have been seen as a feature of aging with varying meanings. On one side, the sign of aging can be seen as wisdom gathered throughout much experience, yet on the other hand, there are many who prefer not to have their years so transparent. In order to learn how to prevent these lines from becoming more deep, it is important to understand the skin under one’s eyes. 

 

As we age, the production of collagen decreases, thus resulting in a decrease in skin elasticity. This process, or lack thereof, contributes to the overall sagging of skin that we call as wrinkles. The skin around your eyes is specifically an area that’s likely to show earlier signs of aging because the area under your eyeball (the periorbital hollow) is thin skin with blood vessels. The thinness of this area is also why it is very sensitive to the touch and external factors. For example, it is suggested that when applying any eye-creams to the area that you use your ring finger since it is the weakest finger for many. This mitigates any unnecessary pressure when in contact with this area. There are a ton of external factors that can cause these lines to deepen as time goes by, but we will go over some of the main factors.

1. Too Much Sun

 

Harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays break down the collagen in your skin. Collagen is the main protein in your skin tissue, and it’s key to your facial structure holding up over time. Ultraviolet rays can come from unprotected sun exposure, as well as sunless tanning beds. According to the Food and Drug Administration, exposure to UV rays without proper sunscreen leads to an earlier appearance of leathery skin and wrinkles.

 

2. Smoking

 

Aside from the many other reasons why smoking can be detrimental to your health, it also very much impacts your outward appearance. The Mayo Clinic reports that aside from age, smoking is the strongest predictor of wrinkles in women and men. 

Smoking exposes your skin to extra oxidative stress, damaging its collagen and elastin. Smoking also constricts the blood vessels in your face, obstructing circulation to your blood vessels and depriving your skin of vitamin A.

3. Repetitive Movements and Expressions

 

Remember when you were a kid and your mom said if you kept making those faces that your face will stay like that? Well, looks like mom was right. Nah, just kidding. But in a sense, we’re dealing with the same principle here. 

Our body is very good at remembering habits, whether we’re talking about muscle movements or in this case repeated facial expressions. Facial expressions, like smiling, frowning, and furrowing your brow, can cause fine lines to develop on your face.

 

4. Treat Your Allergies

 

If you have allergies, you are more than familiar with the feeling of your eyes watering uncontrollably and itching. In addition to these symptoms, allergies often cause inflammation around your eyes. Rubbing or scratching your eyes due to allergies can contribute to red eyes and make your skin feel dry. This in turn can irritate the thin skin around your eyes, not helping the cause here. Treating allergy symptoms can give your face a more relaxed appearance, and it can also protect the skin under your eyes down the line.

Here at Maxim Medical, we offer PRP to revitalize your skin and bring back your youth. If you’d like to learn more about this and our other services, feel free to contact us today at 954-945-2909

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