With cosmetic surgeons performing over two million Botox procedures each year, it is clear that many people long to reverse the aging process and are willing to do whatever it takes to restore the vitality and smoothness of their faces.
Getting older is inevitable, but when you better understand the causes of eye wrinkles, it is a lot easier to prevent and eliminate them.
Why Do You Get Eye Wrinkles?
Time is the number one biggest cause of crows’ feet. Collagen is what gives your skin its strength and thickness, and when collagen breaks apart, the broken pieces (peptides) signal your brain to replace the collagen.
As you get older, your body doesn’t replace the collagen as quickly as it used to. Eventually, your skin becomes thinner and weaker, and it develops wrinkles more easily.
Each person’s individual skin type also plays a role in his or her development of eye wrinkles. People of all skin types will develop wrinkles, but some are more prone to do it. If you have dry or sensitive skin, you will probably develop eye wrinkles sooner. The wrinkles are usually more prominent too.
Next, smokers are at a much higher risk of getting wrinkles. You already know that smoking is bad for the lungs. What most people don’t realize is that smoking is also bad for your skin. The smoke from cigarettes contains free radicals that get into your body and cause cellular damage. The damage that free radicals cause is one of the leading causes of eye wrinkles.
Another source of free radicals is a poor diet. If you eat a lot of fried or processed foods, you’re introducing these damaging substances into your body through the front door, so to speak.
You might think that a few free radicals aren’t going to cause that much damage. But thousands of them do, and yes, each unhealthy meal that you eat could contain hundreds of free radicals.
What Can You Do?
There are so many causes of eye wrinkles, but there are also a lot of cures and methods of prevention.
Using an eye cream, first of all, is one of the best things you can do to get rid of your face’s fine lines. The best eye creams are ones that contain a high count of peptides. Remember that these are what signal your brain to make more collagen, so if you apply an eye cream each day, you can make your skin thicker and smoother.
An eye cream would also be a great investment for someone with dry or sensitive skin. Many of the ingredients in eye creams moisturize and sooth your skin, along with increasing collagen production.
Another precaution you can take to guard against eye wrinkles is to make sure to get a lot of antioxidants. Antioxidants fight free radicals and repair the damage that they’ve caused, and they can be found in foods and in dietary supplements.
The most common antioxidant-rich vitamins are beta-carotene and vitamins C and E. Next time you go grocery shopping, stock up on foods such as berries, broccoli, carrots, corn, green peppers, citrus fruits, spinach, peaches, and watermelon, just to name a handful.
It’s Time to Look as Young as You Feel!
The cause of eye wrinkles comes down to one thing, “how well are you treating your skin and body?” If you take care of your skin with a good eye cream; avoid things that contain free radicals; and eat a lot of antioxidants; you can prevent wrinkles from forming and get rid of your existing ones.
People may still guess your age wrong, but this time they’ll guess too low.