Anti-Aging and Eyes: How to Treat Fine Lines and Crow's Feet
Signs of Aging
Nothing announces your age like lines and wrinkles. Your face is usually the one place left unprotected each day, outside of the makeup you might put on. Consequently, your skin, especially on your face, is constantly under attack from the wear and tear delivered to it each day, creating a lot of daily stress. Because of those stresses, it will likely show signs of aging before other areas of your body.
The signs of aging your skin displays vary depending on many factors, only some of which you can control. Common factors include: stress levels, diet, smoking and drinking, exposure to sunlight, and much more. Everyone ages differently, so it is important to understand the common signs of aging so you can resist it early on and fade as much of it as possible. As you age, you begin to produce less collagen and elastin. Collagen is what keeps your skin firm, supple, and flexible, in part because it bonds the epidermis to the lower dermis level of the skin. With lower levels of elastin your skin will start to lose its ability to return to its normal structure. This is what causes fine lines, wrinkles, sagging and thinning skin.
How Your Eye Area Ages
The skin under your eyes is quite different from the other skin on your body. Ever wonder why people ask if you are tired based off the appearance of your eyes and nowhere else? The skin around your eyes is thinner, more sensitive, and is influenced by more factors than other areas of your skin. The skin around your eyes contains lesser amounts of the essential elements that would otherwise keep your skin strong. There is little supporting structure from soft tissues like fat and muscle.
Your eyes develop slightly different signs of aging than the rest of your body. Some of the most complained about are: dark circles, wrinkles, sagging, puffiness, and changes in your eye lashes. Dark circles are usually passed on from your family as a hereditary trait, however, they can easily be accentuated when experiencing allergies or lack of sleep. Fine lines come from the repetition of movements such as smiling and squinting. Dehydrated or dry skin, plus loss of flexibility contribute to lines and wrinkles by not allowing your skin proper elasticity to stretch and rebound.
Why Fine Lines and Crow's Feet Occur
It is a natural part of aging to develop lines and creases in your skin. Fine lines and crow's feet are among the most common signs of aging in the face. Some people choose to think of crow's feet, or "laughter lines", as something that gives the person an attractive individual characteristic. However, most will disagree with that and consider them as just another unwanted sign of aging.
Crow's feet and fine lines around your eyes, forehead, and cheeks are a natural development. The biggest contributors to fine lines and crow's feet are facial expressions coupled with a lack of a skin care regimen. When you squint, laugh, smile, or frown over and over your muscles are continuously contracting and relaxing, pulling the skin and creating creases and grooves beneath it. As you age, your skin loses its ability to naturally return to its smooth state which leaves a permanent wrinkle and crease on your face.
How to Bring Back a Youthful Look to Your Eye AreaIt may not be possible to totally reverse the wear and tear your eye area has endured over the years, but there are still techniques that can minimize it and prevent further signs of aging along the way. Since your face is susceptible to almost every element possible; the wind, the rain and snow, sun, makeup, dirt, smoke, and so on, it should come as no surprise that it needs extra attention to keep a radiant, youthful look to it.
- Pay attention to your routines and daily activities.
- Stay relaxed.
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