In the hot summer months, we take precautions to protect ourselves, such as wearing sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen. If used regularly, sunscreen alone can protect you from some of the causes of premature aging, keeping your skin young and healthy. As a Botox specialist can tell you, though, one of the biggest threats you face is not the sun itself, but the way you squint when it’s too bright. It may seem small, but this one thing that many people do every day contributes to more wrinkles in the thin skin around the eyes. By continually activating the muscles in this area, it wears the skin down quickly leading to bags, crow’s feet, and dark circles that develop as capillaries weaken, skin thins, and blood pools under the eyes. No matter what your family history is or how you have aged so far, the skin around the eyes is often the first to start breaking down because of its naturally thin state as compared to other areas of skin. While squinting is a natural response to bright light during the summer months, it doesn’t have to impact your skin with Botox.