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Eye wrinkles

When we talk to someone eyes are the place on the face that we concentrate on. So naturally when we notice wrinkles appear around our eyes then we naturally become concerned.

Therefore it is necessary to get rid of wrinkles around our eyes. There are three type of wrinkles that appear around our eyes as shown below.


names of eye wrinkles


Eye wrinkles causes

Now the reason we have wrinkles is the drop in the production of the protein fibres collagen and elastin. These protein fibres form a network which provides elasticity and strength to the skin.

However as we age there is a drop in the production of collagen and elastin. This makes the skin thinner and it loses its elasticity. Elasticity means its ability to recover from a particular facial expression.

Another important reason for the appearance of eye wrinkles is the suns UV rays. These rays create free radicals in our body. These free radicals damage both the collagen and elastin in our skin.

Bad habits like drinking alcohol and smoking are also responsible for eye wrinkles. Finally stress and lack of sleep also cause eye skin aging.

Preventing or delaying eye wrinkles

Our dermatologists believe that it is not possible to prevent any type of wrinkles all together. Eventually age will get the better of our age delaying techniques. But you can surely delay the onset of eye wrinkles.

In fact your eyes can anytime look 20 years younger with right delaying techniques and treatment options.

Protect your eyes from the sun. This is very important to protect the skin around your eyes from suns UV rays. You can use sunglasses that can block 99 percent of UV rays. Or you can use a hat that will limit the impact of UV rays. If possible avoid moving out of your house during afternoons.

If you are a smoker then quit smoking. Limit your intake of alcohol. Rest well. If you sleep for more than eight hours a day you will have half the number of wrinkles. Also relax and avoid stress.

Home remedies to reduce eye wrinkles

Now if you already have wrinkles then there are many home remedies that can help you to get rid of eye wrinkles.


Avocado is rich in antioxidants that help to get rid of free radicals. In this way they stimulate the formation of collagen. Avocadoes also promote skin moisture which will reduce the appearance of eye wrinkles.

Mash an avocado and make a paste. Apply the paste around your eye. Leave it for twenty minutes and then wash your eyes. Do this twice a week.

Papaya and honey face pack

Papaya has many nutrients that can nourish the skin around your eyes. This mask is also good for dark circles.

Mash a slice of papaya and add some honey to make a paste. Apply this mask around your eyes. Leave it for 25 minutes. Then wash with cool water. Do this twice a week.

Treatment options for eye wrinkles

There are many treatment options available for eye wrinkles. You can first go for a good retinol based eye wrinkles cream that is available over the counter. Use it for around six months and see if there are any changes. If it doesn’t work then you will need to visit a dermatologist to discuss treatment options.

Dermal fillers

If you have crow’s feet then dermal fillers will be a good option. Hyaluronic acid which is present in dermal fillers fills unwanted creases. This gives the eyes a more youthful appearance. This procedure is reversible if you are not happy with the results.


Botox is one of the most important treatment options for eye wrinkles. This is because eye wrinkles occur due to muscle contractions happening due to certain facial expressions.

Botox stops muscle contraction at application site and smoothens expression lines. So botox is effective for wrinkles around eyes.

Micro needling

Micro needling (Derma roller), as its name implies, uses small needles to make microscopic holes in the skin. This stimulates collagen production, improving the appearance of fine lines and, of course, the overall texture of the skin.

Besides the above three you can go for chemical peeling and laser to get rid of eye wrinkles. Your dermatologist will decide the best option for you.

FAQs about eye wrinkles

Here we will answer questions that have been asked by our readers.

Are eye wrinkles normal?

Eye wrinkles don’t cause any health problems so it is normal if you get them when you age. But you can surely avoid eye wrinkles if you make a few lifestyle changes.

Are eye wrinkles genetic?

If you have dry skin and fair skin then the chances of you getting wrinkle is more. So in a way eye wrinkles are genetic.

What is the reason for eye wrinkles?

The number one reason for eye wrinkles apart from aging is suns UV rays. Stress, lack of sleep and smoking are other reasons.

What causes eye wrinkles at a young age?

If you stay in the sun without any protection for prolonged periods of time especially in the afternoon then you will get eye wrinkles at a young age.

At what age do eye wrinkles appear?

Eye wrinkles mostly appear when you enter your mid-thirties. But as mentioned above you can get them earlier.

What causes sudden under eye wrinkles?

Sudden eye wrinkles will occur due to exposure to suns UV rays, especially during the afternoons. You can get sudden eye wrinkles if you stress too much, which results in lack of sleep.

Are eye wrinkles permanent?

No eye wrinkles are not permanent. For that matter any wrinkles are not permanent.

Will under eye wrinkles go away?

Yes. You can get rid of under eye wrinkles. There are many treatment options available as mentioned above. Consult your dermatologist.

What injections for under eye wrinkles?

For under eye wrinkles you can go for botox or dermal fillers. These two type of injection treatments are used in the case of under eye wrinkles.

How to reduce eye wrinkles naturally?

There are many homemade eye wrinkles remedies. Two of them are mentioned above. You can use them to get rid of eye wrinkles naturally.

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