Wrinkles are considered as the natural sign of aging, and start appearing when a person is nearing the age of fifty to sixty. However, in recent times, there have been several cases of under-eye wrinkles at a young age. A healthy and line free face is taken as a sign of young age, and the presence marks and lines under the eyes can be quite distressing for a young person. Nevertheless, wrinkles under the eyes have become a common phenomenon not only in people who are in their 20s and 30s, but also among teenagers. As having these wrinkles, makes one look old, it is important to know of ways to get rid of them. However, before we set about treating them, let us understand the underlying causes.
Under-eye wrinkles start appearing when the skin in the area starts losing its elasticity, which is common during old age. However, apart from old age, there are other reasons that can loosen the skin's elasticity, and give rise to wrinkles. One of the most common reasons for the appearance of wrinkles is blinking or constant movement of the eyes. Humans tend to move their eyes constantly from the time of their birth which can cause the skin to sag and give rise to wrinkles as age progresses.
Another reason for the formation of wrinkles at a young age is over exposure of the skin to the sun's ultraviolet rays. In other words, people who do not use sun screen before going out in the sun and those who indulge in sun tanning, are at more risk of having wrinkles under the eyes. This because the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays are one of the reasons that lead to the aging of skin. Squinting one's eyes while out in the sun also give rise to wrinkles. Smoking also contributes to the wrinkling of skin. When people smoke, the blood flow to the skin slows down, which reduces its ability to repair the damage caused to it. Some other causes include wrong sleeping position, stress, allergies, genetics, etc.
If you have observed wrinkles under your eyes, you do not have to worry too much because there are various treatment methods that can help in getting rid of the ugly marks. You can choose one that you feel is the most convenient. One treatment method to cure under-eye wrinkles is the use of eye cream which contains retinol, which is a form of vitamin A, that aids in the removal of the top layer of the skin, subsequently revealing a softer skin underneath. However, one must remember that the results will not be seen instantly, rather one has to use it repeatedly for many weeks, to start seeing any results.
Apart from topical retinol creams, it is also important to treat the skin with a good, oil free moisturizer everyday. One must make it a point to wash the skin, at least twice in a day with a cleanser, and then gently dab moisturizer over it. This is a great way of preventing as well as reducing wrinkles around eyes. One of the latest ways is the use of botox (botulinum toxin A).
Here, the dermatologist injects a small amount of botox under the eyes which paralyzes the face muscles, and lets the skin relax. Though this is quite an effective treatment, it is expensive and has several side effects. Hence, one has to discuss these issues with a health practitioner before undergoing the treatment. Apart from these treatment measures, taking collagen injections, having an eye lift, undergoing dermabrasion, etc. are some of the other ways of treating under-eye wrinkles.
Though the above given treatments are said to be very effective, not all are recommended for young people. For instance, botox should not be done by people who are less than thirty years of age. Moreover, some of the treatment measures may not work for everyone, and can also give rise to side effects.
In such a situation, it would be a good idea to try out some home remedies.
- In a bowl, take olive oil, honey, and some face cream, and mix. When the ingredients are thoroughly blended, apply on the face, especially under the eyes.
- Another simple remedy would be massaging the under-eye wrinkles with either coconut oil or castor oil. Rubbing the face with core of the pineapple or lemon juice is also a good way of treating under eye wrinkles.
- Placing cold compresses on the eyes is also a great way of curing wrinkles. Place two metal spoons in the refrigerator for a night, and the next morning, place these cold spoons on your eyes.
Apart from these home remedies, it is also important to adopt a healthy diet and lifestyle. Zinc and calcium have to be made a part of one's diet, as these are required to maintain good looking and healthy skin. Other than this, one must make sure to give the eyes adequate rest by sleeping enough and properly, to treat as well as to prevent the occurrence of under-eye wrinkles. So, do not get perturbed by looking at the lines under your skin. Rather, take proper care of your skin; and soon, you will have skin that is free from those lines of aging.
Disclaimer: This BeautiSecrets article is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.