Do you lose enthusiasm on noticing fine lines radiating from corners of your eyes when you face the mirror? Does your mood becomes sombre when your friends notice it and suggest that you have started aging? Be aware… It’s one of the signs of aging. Crow’s feet are one of the unavoidable and therefore annoying features of ageing. In mid-twenties, some fine lines or wrinkles start to develop at the corners of both eyes known as Crow’s feet. Normally, skin returns to its original condition after stretching or pulled up due to its elastic property. This elastic property is because of existence of proteins collagen and elastin in skin tissue.
With aging the production of these two proteins start to decline and skin loses its elasticity. To begin with, small lines start to develop at the outside corner of your eyes. Slowly they expand in size, deepen and converted into wrinkles. With advance ageing, wrinkles spread over face, forehead and cheeks. Sunrays, smoking, smiling, squinting and stress are some of the known precipitating factors for crow’s feet. Harmful sunrays age skin, as they damage collagen and elastin. When sunrays directly fall on our face, we squints our eyes which form wrinkles on face. Smokers tend to squint to protect their eyes from the irritants in smoke.
Simple Tips to Get Rid Of Crow’s Feet
Use good sunscreen with sun protection factor 15 or more while going outside to avoid direct effect of sunrays. Also, don’t forget to wear hat or sunglasses while going outside.
Moisturizer maintains hydration of skin and prevents it from drying, hence helps to reduce wrinkles.
Cream with Retin-A is known to enhance collagen production, increases collagen density and maintain elasticity and strengthen the skin, which naturally delays the occurrence of fine lines.
Good Skin Care
Devote at least 15 minutes of a day for your face care, in which you can wash your face with good face wash, cleanse, and tone it to maintain beauty of face. Frequent face washing helps to remove dirt and opens the pores of skin and reduces incidence of acne.
Drinking at least 8-10 glasses per day flushes out toxins from your body. You can also drink fruit juices to hydrate yourself.
Eat lot of fruits and green leafy vegetables as they are rich source of antioxidants, which fight against harmful free radicals which are responsible for damaging and aging of the skin.
Cessation of Smoking
As smoking is precipitating factor for crow’s feet, it’s better to avoid it.
If above mentioned tips still fail to avoid crow’s feet, then give a thought to botox injection, where botulinum toxin is directly injected into skin muscles to make them relax at least for 3 months.
Fillers like silicon, collagen, and body fat and synthetic substances can be injected into the skin to fill up the gap and overcome problem of crow’s feet. Also avoid frequent squinting and stress to minimise formation of crow’s feet. Ultimately beauty of your skin is in your hand and you can preserve it for long time with these simple tips.