The eyes and the eyelid are probably the most important aspect of the facial attractiveness. It is usually the first thing that people look at when you meet them.
Changes in the Skin
The effects of age over time, sun exposure, and hereditary factors cause changes in the elasticity of the skin. This is just like a rubber band that looses its snap back strength over time. This causes the skin to stretch and wrinkle. The skin around the eye is thin and allows this part of your body to show changes in the skin faster or earlier in life.
Bulging of the Eyelids
There is a thin membrane that is under the skin that keeps the fat that surrounds the eye in place. The membrane is located from the eyelid to the bone that surrounds the eye. This membrane also stretches with time and the fat deposits can bulge or protrude forward.
Vision Effects of Drooping Upper Lids
The drooping of the upper lid can become severe enough to block the side vision. This can cause problems with driving as the side vision is impaired. Many people feel that they have problems reading as their eyes feel heavy and/or tired. Trying to keep the lids lifted out of the way can contribute to headaches. The drooping of the upper lid also blocks the amount of light that is able to enter into the eye. The decreased light can contribute to blurred vision or some people notice a decrease in the quality of their vision.
Factors Causing Damage to the Eyelid Skin
People with allergies involving the eye tissue tend to have the protruding fat more common as the swelling from the allergies stretches the tissue more. Other things that can exacerbate the damage to the skin of the eyelid are exposure to the sun, smoking, alcohol use, environmental factors, and nutritional problems.