The under eye area is the foremost area that is vulnerable to aging. Wrinkles being its first sign, is caused due to saggy skin under the eyes. It starts with fine lines but as you age, becomes deeper developing into under eye wrinkles. Age is not the only thing that causes wrinkles. Find out the other causes and tricks to get rid of under eye wrinkles or delay its appearance.
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What are the Causes?
Wrinkles is a fold or ridge in the skin which appears as a result of an aging process. According to misrepair-accumulation aging theory, wrinkles appear due to incorrect repairs of injured elastic fibers and collagen fibers. Repeated compressions of the skin cause injuries to the elastic fibers and collagen fibers. In the repairing process, they are replaced with either ‘long’ collagen fiber or ‘short collagen fiber. ‘longer’ collagen fiber causes a big fold of the skin and ‘shorter’ collagen fiber causes a small fold, restricting the extension of ‘longer’ collagen fiber. This small fold is called as a permanent wrinkle.
Sun is responsible for the majority of your aging. It is found the that UV rays contributes 80% to skin aging and wrinkles.
Researchers from L’oreal Research and Innovation Center say,
“Our study confirms the accountability of sun exposure in premature ageing of the face. Our comparison between two groups of women, whose sun behaviour was different, has allowed us to clearly demonstrate the effect of UV exposure.”
We all know that smoking is injurious to health. But smoking now is also associated with various skin diseases like psoriasis, hidradenitis, and premature skin aging. Prolonged smoking loosens the skin, making it dry, developing fine lines and wrinkles.
A comparative study was conducted by the researchers of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Case Western Reserve University to identify the facial changes caused by smoking between smoking and non-smoking identical twins at the Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio, from 2007 to 2010. About 79 twins were identified and each had their photographs taken. The photographs were categorized into two groups. The first group had those set of twins in which one smoked and the other didn’t. The other contained the set of twin smokers in which one smoked longer than the other.
Results revealed that in the first group, smoking twins had the worse score for upper eyelid skin redundancy, lower lid bags, malar bags, nasolabial folds, upper lip wrinkles, lower lip vermillion wrinkles, and jowls. In the second group, among the twin smokers, who had smoked longer had the worst scores for lower lid bags, malar bags, and lower lip vermillion wrinkles.
This might be really hard to digest, but your day to day facial movements and expressions can also cause wrinkles. Simple movements like laughing, frowning, and squinting can loosen the facial skin elasticity and lead to under eye wrinkles.
This doesn’t mean you should live with a blank pale emotionless face, but taking precautions will help you to delay wrinkle appearance.
How to get rid of under eye wrinkles?
Avoid direct sun.
Always wear sunglasses before heading out in sun.
Apply moisturiser twice a day.
Use sunscreen every day before going out.
Stop squinting your eyes.
Avoid applying powder under our eyes.
Get 7-8 hours of sleep daily.
1. Pineapple Juice
Pineapple is known to have an anti-inflammatory active enzyme known as Bromelain, which can help treat the under eye wrinkles and fine lines.
Take some pineapple juice and apply on your wrinkles. Let the juice stay for 20 minutes and wash it off.
2. Olive Oil
Olive oil contains vitamins A and E which help to fight skin-damaging free radicles.
Mix olive oil with honey and glycerin. Apply and massage the mixture daily under eyes to prevent saggy skin. You can also have a simple olive oil or coconut oil, rosemary, and almond oil massage daily.
3. Castor oil
Castor oil is a natural moisturiser for the skin under your eyes. Dip the index finger in the castor oil and apply under your eyes to keep it over night. You can use castor oil daily to moisturise the skin under your eyes. It will help to prevent fine lines and wrinkle appearance.
4. Aloe vera
Take an aloe vera plant. Cut the leaf and extract the gel. Apply that gel under your eyes and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water. You can also, pierce a vitamin E capsule, add to the aloe vera gel and apply. Keep that for half an hour and wash off with lukewarm water.
5. Egg whites
Egg whites are good for skin tightening. Apply egg whites under your eyes. Wash it off when your skin starts getting pulled.