As we age, we lose collagen, elastin and natural skin hydration. This gives rise to changes in our facial features, including the sagging of our eyelids.
What are saggy eyelids?
Saggy eyelids refer to the sinking in of the eyelids. They are most visible around the upper and lower eyelids, causing an individual to frequently look tired and listless.
For some, saggy eyelids may not be a cause for concern as they can be inherited. Frequent laughing can also cause wrinkling, exacerbating saggy eyelids and an aged appearance.
What are the causes of saggy eyelids?
Age is the primary reason for saggy eyelids. As the skin around the eyelids are the thinnest, constant movement such as blinking can cause eyelids to sag with time, especially with the loss of collagen the older we get.
- Loss of fat
Fatty tissue deposits in the upper and lower eyelids exist to cushion the structure of the eyes. Loss of this fat can result in excess skin as time passes, giving the appearance of saggy eyelids and more fatigued look.
Constant exposure to sunlight can also cause the skin around the eyelids to stretch. Over time, the appearance of saggy eyelids becomes more prominent.