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The natural ageing process can have a dramatic effect on our eyes. After years of facial movement including; laughing, squinting and frowning causes the muscles to contract, leading to the formation of lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Environmental and lifestyle factors such as exposure to the sun, pollution and smoking can also affect this.
The eyes are often the first place to show signs of ageing because the skin is thinner and more prone to creasing. Lines and wrinkles around the eye can leave them looking tired.
What causes tired eyes?
Both lines and wrinkles are caused by the decrease in the amount of collagen and elastin in the skin. The production of these two proteins are accountable for the elasticity of our skin. As we age the production of these drops, resulting in lines and wrinkles forming.
Lines and wrinkles can be prevented by avoiding smoking, drinking plenty of water, following a good skincare routine and protecting the skin from harmful UV rays.