Eye Wrinkles and Its Causes

Wrinkles around the eye area are known as Eye Wrinkles/Crow’s Feet. Signs of aging are very evident, when wrinkles appear around the eye. The skin around the eyes is very delicate and has no oil glands. It also has no protection against the environment’s influences and UV rays. This causes Eye Wrinkles to be formed easily. Also, lack of oil glands make the skin more prone to dehydration.

Skin around the eye loses its elasticity easily, and the thinner the skin the more quickly the sign of aging shows. Hence, wrinkles around the eyes show earlier than on other areas of your beautiful face. These tiny lines appear when we reach our twenties. They tend to gradually deepen as we reach our late twenties.

Other than the above mentioned factors there are other causes for Eye Winkles.

Tiny Muscles:

They are the most common cause of wrinkles around the eyes; these muscles are just next to our eyes. Every time we change our expressions these muscles undergo contraction. However, this doesn’t mean that we should stop showing emotions.

Loss of Elasticity:

As we get older our skin loses its elasticity and produces less collagen. This causes the skin to sag and wrinkle.

Sun Damage:

Sun causes damage to the collagen fibers in the skin and leads to the accumulation of abnormal elastin. This causes Eye Wrinkling to increase. The ultraviolet radiation (UV) breaks down the collagen and decreases the skin’s elasticity, causing wrinkles. It further causes sun spots and other types of sun damage.


It is another important factor that causes the skin around the eyes to wrinkle easily. Smoking causes narrowing of the blood vessels in the layers of the skin. It also damages the elastin and collagen that help to keep the skin soft, tight and elastic. Smoking not only hastens the process of wrinkling around the eye but also increases the wrinkles around the mouth as smokers tend to squint more.

One needs to take proper care of their skin in order to prevent premature wrinkling. Everybody tend to get wrinkles as they age. However this should not cause us to have a lackadaisical attitude. We should make it an effort to take every possible care of our skin.

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