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Sunken under Eyes / Deep Set Tear Troughs

Deep set tear troughs are caused through the ageing process, as our skin loses elasticity and collagen. The cheek bones and eye socket bones also start to recede over time, resulting in a loss of bony support for the skin and the loss of strength in the eyelid muscles prohibits them from staying in place.

 The skin around our eyes is extremely delicate and very vulnerable to sun damage, which causes the skin texture to become crepey and droopy and the uneven texture causing a shadow or dark circle appearance under the eyes.

Deep set tear troughs have the ability to make a person look tired, even when they have had ample sleep.

Genetics, lifestyle and environmental factors such as pollution, UV exposure, diet, exercise and smoking can all contribute to the way and speed in which we age and the extent of deep set tear troughs.

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