Aging is relative — a sliding scale that affects us each individually and personally. Gravity may coax parts of us toward Argentina, but some of us still feel as perky and vigorous as we did in our youth.
With so many ways to improve our appearance or cheat the system, it’s getting harder to guess the age of a stranger. But if you really want to know, look into the stranger¿¿¿s eyes. Not just “into,” but all around, above and underneath. The eyes are the most telling feature of our age. They speak volumes about how well we¿¿¿ve lived, how good we feel and how old we really are. They¿¿¿re called ¿¿¿windows to the soul¿¿¿ for a reason.
The fatty pads on the upper eyelids are prone to the aforementioned southward movement and when they start to drop, the face is altered noticeably. The natural sparkle, or gleam, of the eyes fades as the body tries to keep up with the daily demands of renewal. The whites of the eye, or sclera, are mostly connective tissue and dependant on healthy neurological and cardiovascular systems to keep them clear and bright-white like those of a child.