We smile. We laugh. We frown. We cry. We squint.
These expressions are a natural and important part of life. You tell yourself, “No, this can’t be happening. Not to me, I’m too young. I still have years ahead of me.”
Unfortunately, crow’s feet begin to form around the eyes at an early age. While they’re totally natural part of the aging, when they start showing up around your eyes at a young age, they can seem like they add years to your face.
Don’t fret. We’re here to get to the bottom of those pesky little wrinkles and share our tips & treatments to treat crow’s feet and ward off their visit for a little longer.
Exactly what are crow’s feet, and what causes them?
Crow’s feet are the wrinkles and fine lines that branch out from the outer corners of your eyes toward your temples. They are broken down into 2 types.
1. Static wrinkles
Static wrinkles or what we would simply call “ageing,” occur naturally regardless of how or how much you move your face.
2. Dynamic wrinkles
Speaking of facial movements, these dynamic wrinkles are the result of repeated facial movements like squinting, smiling or furrowing your brow.
So, does it imply you wear a poker face?
Absolutely not! We should all be smiling and laughing as much as possible. When you move your face to make expressions over and over throughout your life, these repeated motions will eventually form creases in your skin. So if you plan on being a functional person who interacts with other functional humans and enjoys life, you can’t avoid it happening to some degree.
And, if you think you can cheat the system by trying to limit your facial movements, it also happens while you sleep. There’s no escape!
What to do to treat crow’s feet?
If we begin with some basic ground rules, then here’s what you could do.
- Chomp down on natural foods
Your diet is one of the most powerful wrinkle-fighting treatments available. These natural foods include water, fruits, vegetables, lean protein, nuts, and seeds.
- Wear sunscreen when you step out
The sun’s UV rays can wreak havoc on your crow’s feet. For maximum protection, wear a sunscreen whenever you go outside. Choose a sunscreen that is at least SPF 30 or 45.
- Treat your crease with chocolate
Yes, you read that correctly. Eat chocolate (in moderation) to treat crow’s feet. Chocolate contains epicatechin and catechin, two natural chemicals that protect your skin against UV damage from the sun.
- Moisturize regularly
Your skin needs moisture to stay healthy. Without it, collagen and elastin begin to break down; and your skin becomes dry and brittle. When shopping for a moisturizer, avoid products that contain phthalates, parabens, and petroleum products.
- Exfoliate, exfoliate!
Exfoliation essentially uncovers the newer, healthier skin. It causes the less-wrinkled skin underneath your crow’s feet to emerge faster than it would if you didn’t exfoliate.
Most people wish to take better care of their skin. You too are one of them. You want quick and long-lasting results which you can see and feel. As a result, Skin City India, your ‘skin specialists’ have solutions to all your concerns. We treat crow’s feet with BOTOX, the most common and popular cosmetic medicine treatment worldwide, and certainly at our practice. Anti-wrinkle injections last for a good 4-6 months and is absolutely safe.
Are you concerned about crow’s feet, or are you happy with your laughter lines? Are you interested in preventing signs of skin ageing?