Over time, the skin gradually loses elasticity and density. This is especially so around the eyes, where the skin is already naturally thinner and more fragile, resulting in the appearance and deepening of creases and lines around the eyes.
Wrinkles around the eyes can be classified into 3 types, depending on their causes:
- Dynamic wrinkles can develop around the facial areas that are highly active. Due to the repetitive use of these facial muscles, such as the brow area, wrinkles can form when we are older.
- Static wrinkles develop due to the deterioration of the skin, either from the natural ageing process or unhealthy lifestyle habits such as prolonged sun exposure, smoking, and poor diet. Dynamic wrinkles can also eventually lead to static wrinkles.
- Wrinkle folds are the most common, as they are age-induced and result in the sinking and sagging of facial structures.