FACT. “Laugh lines” around the eyes tend to be more distinct than, say, “elevens” around the mouth. While this news may not prove encouraging for those bothered by crow’s feet, scientists have found evidence that helps explain why skin in certain areas of the face is prone to deeper wrinkles.

According to a July 2015 study published in Clinical Anatomy, a Japanese research team found that sebaceous (or oil) glands under the skin play a key role in creating different wrinkle depths. These microscopic glands produce sebum, an oily substance that acts as a lubricant and protects skin from water damage. Because skin around the eyes tends to have fewer oil glands and appears thinner, wrinkles appear more pronounced—especially compared to creases on the forehead, where sebaceous glands are more concentrated and skin is thicker.

Researchers in the study cite other contributing factors to wrinkle location and depth—including gland density under the skin, genetics, skin health and lifestyle habits. So while some causes may be out of your control, fighting crow’s feet is not a lost cause. When applied to eye wrinkles, REDEFINE ACUTE CARE™ Skincare for Expression Lines has been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines when used three times a week, for a total of 10 uses over 4 weeks. Another topical treatment to keep eyes looking youthful is REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream, featuring powerful peptides that help minimize the appearance of wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness.

Fighting eye wrinkles can be easier than imagined when you also follow daily tips like these:

  • Always wear sunglasses to protect the delicate skin around the eyes.
  • Apply UVA/UVB sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher every day. Vigilant sun protection is the No. 1 way to decrease the risk of wrinkles and sagging, aged skin and, of course, skin cancer.
  • Remove makeup around the delicate eye area with a gentle sweep of REDEFINE Eye Cloths, which deposit anti-aging peptides to minimize under-eye puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Drink plenty of water to boost skin metabolism, which helps promote skin elasticity and delivery of vital nutrients.

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