When you visit the beauty aisle in your favourite store, nearly every product has the word ‘anti-ageing’ or ‘anti-wrinkle’ on them. And for good reason – most of us will experience lines and wrinkles as we age because it is a natural process. However, this doesn’t mean there aren’t things we can do about it. Especially crows feet, those little lines around the eyes.
Use sunscreen to combat UV damage
One of the biggest causes of crow’s feet and other types of wrinkles is UV damage from the sun. Even when the sun isn’t visible, those rays are still there, beating down on our skin and making it look older. The key is to use sunscreen to combat UV rays and do this every day, even if you think it isn’t sunny enough to need it. Plus you also reduce the risk of skin cancer, so it is a positive move in multiple ways.
Add sunglasses to help further
On those sunny days, in particular, sunglasses are more than just a fashion statement. When you buy quality shades that have UV protection layers in the lenses, you are adding to the protection for your eyes but also the skin around them. They help to protect against that UV damage although you should still wear sunscreen even with sunglasses. Plus they also stop you from squinting when the sun is bright – another common cause of crow’s feet.
Use a plumping eye cream
Eye creams are a useful part of the plan to stop crow’s feet. Using a moisturising, plumping eye cream can help to fill in fine lines and also make the skin in better condition so new ones don’t form. Use it both day and night because hydrated, moist skin lessens the appearance of wrinkles. Also look for natural ingredients such as cucumber extract, honey and hyaluronic acid that all boost skin hydration levels.
Use a peptide cream
Peptides are protein chains that are great for improving skin condition and making it look younger. Peptides work like Botox but do so by creating collagen in the skin. They also stimulate new cell growth which improves skin quality. This makes them good for both preventing wrinkles from appearing and combating them when they do.
Give your eyes a massage
The main reason that crow’s feet appear is the constant use of the muscles around the eyes. Almost every expression involves them, and they create wrinkles in the skin from the constant use. A simple way to help combat this is to enforce muscle relaxation – massaging around the eyes for five minutes each night with eye cream can do a great job.
Try a facial
A facial is more than just a pampering session – it is a key part of getting rid of crow’s feet and other lines and wrinkles. Aim to have a facial every four to six weeks to stimulate and boost circulation in your face. And you can even try something like a microcurrent facial or even Botox injections if you feel like you are losing the battle a little.