Many people come in to the spa with complaints about the appearance of their under eye. Maybe they have some extra baggage and puffiness, dark circles around the eye, or wrinkles and crows feet. Whatever the issue maybe people just want the remedy or product to use to improve the appearance. But first we must know what is the cause of the issue. In this Blog we will discuss some of the causes of under eye issues. In later blog post we will discuss how to treat and prevent them. Keep reading to learn more.
So suprisingly there are many factors that can influence the appearance of your under eye. It can be one or a few of the factors listed below. Here are 8 factors that affect your under eye:
Genetics: Your genetic makeup plays a significant role in the appearance of your under eye area. If your family members have a predisposition to dark circles or early wrinkling, you may be more likely to experience them too.
Aging: As we age, the skin naturally loses collagen and elasticity, leading to thinning and sagging of the under eye area. This can make blood vessels beneath the skin more visible, causing dark circles. Fine lines and wrinkles also become more prominent as the skin's ability to regenerate diminishes.
Thin Skin: The skin around the eyes is thinner and more delicate compared to other areas of the face. Thin skin makes blood vessels and underlying structures more visible, resulting in dark circles. It is also more prone to wrinkling due to its limited structural support.
Sun Exposure: Overexposure to the sun's harmful UV rays accelerates skin aging and collagen breakdown. Sun damage can weaken the skin's elasticity, leading to wrinkles and pigmentation irregularities, including under eye circles.
Lifestyle Factors: Certain lifestyle choices can contribute to under eye circles and wrinkles. Lack of sleep, chronic fatigue, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and a poor diet can all impact the appearance of the under eye area. These factors can lead to fluid retention, inflammation, and overall skin damage.
Allergies and Sinus Congestion: Seasonal allergies, sinus problems, and nasal congestion can cause blood vessels to dilate, resulting in a darker appearance under the eyes. The constant rubbing and itching of the eyes can also lead to inflammation and wrinkles.
Poor Blood Circulation: Inadequate blood circulation around the eyes can cause fluid buildup, leading to puffiness and dark circles. Factors like excessive screen time, lack of exercise, and a sedentary lifestyle can contribute to poor blood flow.
Hormonal Changes: Hormonal fluctuations, such as during menstruation or menopause, can affect the appearance of the skin, making it more prone to under eye circles and wrinkles.
By understanding these contributing factors, you can make informed choices about your lifestyle, skincare routine, and overall well-being to minimize the appearance of under eye circles and wrinkles.