I’ve been reading a lot of online anti-aging forums to see what kinda stuff us kids on the far side of 55 think worthy of our attention and time.
And, man oh man, I’m surprised…
The subject causing the most ruckus is, are ready..?
Wrinkles, puffy eyes and dark circles under our old, foggy eyes..!
Here I figured we’d be mostly interested in talking about health related issues. Or on the least, we’d be looking for more ways to stay in shape, and those kind of lifestyle choices.
We’re more worried about looking good to other people.
Although we’ll probably deny it, some of us are just a little too passionate about covering up our dumb a*s luck of living long enough to show our age.
This kinda reminds me of the old Billy Crystal catch phrase from his comedy routine that spoofed sophisticated, but superficial New Yorker’s over the top, greetings to vampy looking ‘friends’…
Darling, you looook marvelous..!”
I understand this mentality. It’s a logical expansion of our awareness to growing older, combined with grudging acceptance of the gradual leaching of our abilities.
It’s also a reasonable response to how society judges, and responds to us, according to their perception of our appearance.
We hope that looking younger than we are will send social signals of our continued vigor and strength.
Appearing healthy, directly affects our self-esteem, discourages aggressive behavior toward us, and helps us avoid age biased segregation, etc, and etc… (Sorry, got lost in the ozone for a second, or few)
Back to eye wrinkles.
When I tackle none life-threatening problems, I try to find the cause, before coming up with a possible cure. I figure most ‘quick-fixes’ are temporary, anyway.
So, in this case, the question is, what causes eye wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles?
Common causes of eye wrinkles:
- Aging skin loses it’s ability to retain and use moisture. Click here to see recommended cream for eye wrinkles…
- With aging, the second layer of skin, the dermis, loses it’s capabilities to hold collagen. Collagen is the element that stretches the outer skin layer, the epidermis.
- Because the mass of muscles around the eyes are constantly working to make expressions, and squinting, the elasticity wears thin.
- Sun damage. Sun exposure drys out the skin, causing sagging and wrinkles.
- Smoking, alcohol, and recreational drug use. These habits slows production of collagen. Collagen is the element that smooths out your epidermis. (But then, you probably don’t care if you’re doodling around with these things)
- Food.We are what we eat.
- Dehydration. Skin moisturizers help, but nothing beats drinking lots of water.
- Heredity, habits and our environment, also affects our skin condition.
This pretty much covers my research into the causes of eye wrinkles. If you wanna see the results of my search for solutions, or cures, click on the following blue link: Eye Wrinkle Treatments
Ideas for me, your aging related story, or comments are always very welcome.