Here you will learn about one major cause of eye wrinkling, what you can do to prevent them and how to reduce them if they are already a problem for you. Let’s focus on squinting.
Squinting is a primary cause of eye wrinkling. You could be squinting in reaction to light or because of a problem with your vision.
In order to prevent wrinkles caused by squinting, you should wear sunglasses. UV protective sunglasses may also help prevent age-related cataracts.
You should have your eyes examined every two years at least. If you currently wear a prescription, doctors recommend an annual eye exam. In many states, the optometric prescription expires in one year. If your prescription is over a year old and you broke your glasses, you could be in trouble.
If you are squinting due to exposure to the sun, there is another problem you should know about. UV rays of sunlight are a primary cause of wrinkles and other visible signs of aging.
To prevent the sun from causing wrinkles around your eyes, choose sunglasses that are large enough to protect the delicate skin around your eyes and make sure the glasses are UV protective. To reverse eye wrinkling caused by overexposure to sunlight, the solution could be a nutritional formula containing coenzyme Q10.
This is not another dietary supplement to take by mouth. Researchers have learned that applying specific forms of coenzyme Q10 directly to the skin will reverse sun damage. They assume it works by reversing the underlying free radical damage that occurs during sun exposure.
Another cause of squinting and wrinkles is smoke. If you smoke cigarettes or work in a smoky environment, your risk of eye wrinkling is greater. The chemicals in cigarette smoke cause free radical damage, similar to what occurs during UV exposure.
If you do a little shopping, you will see a variety of creams and gels designed specifically for use around the eyes. The better ones contain antioxidants, because antioxidants are the only things that will prevent and reverse free radical damage.
As we get older, research has shown that our skin contains more free radicals and fewer naturally occurring antioxidants. By applying antioxidants directly, we can hope to correct the antioxidant/free radical imbalance and possibly avoid many of the worst visible signs of aging.
Of course, not all antioxidants are the same. Some are more effective than others. Some are safer than others.
A dermatologist might suggest a cream containing the antioxidants retinol or tretinoin for eye wrinkling. Retinol is vitamin A. Tretinoin is the synthetic acidic form of retinol. Both are accompanied by unwanted side effects that include redness, itching and irritation. Those symptoms indicate underlying inflammation.
You do not want inflammation anywhere, but you definitely don’t want it around your eyes. It will cause puffiness and bags.
The better coenzyme Q10 creams do not cause the irritation. Yet they are very effective.
Remember that the area around your eyes is very delicate. Be careful about the options you choose to address eye wrinkling. You could do more harm than good.
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