Sure, the occasional so called “laugh line” isn’t all that bad. After all, it is a part of getting older. But once those creases around your eyes seem a bit more “permanent”, so to speak, now that is definitely not something to smile about.
Crow’s Feet usually make their unwanted appearance in your mid to late 30’s, however, some women even have them in their 20’s.
Now don’t frown just yet (and not because expression usually makes them more visible). The good news is that the thin skin around your eyes is actually the area that responds the fastest to treatment! Yay! But before we bring out the big guns, remember that prevention is always better than cure.
Wear sunscreen. Not just for crow’s feet but for your skin in general, you should always wear sunscreen. Because nothing damages your skin and speeds up the whole aging process quite like those dreaded UV rays. So make it a habit that before you step out of the door, even when the sun isn’t out high, to put some of that good stuff on.
Now focusing more on the eye area, aside from checking the SPF of your sunscreen, foundation, and whatnot, you should also be sure that your sunglasses offer UV protection as well. Heck, you should be sure to bring around a pair to begin with. Not only are sunglasses a stylish accessory on a hot summer day, but the right kind can also give you the protection you need as well.
- TIP: Aside from UV protection, play it extra safe by getting sunnies with wide sides too.
IT’S GREAT TO HYDRATE
Another unflattering factor that can lead to wrinkles is dry skin. So you want to make sure that you keep it hydrated. A good moisturizer should definitely be part of your beauty routine. Basically, after you wash your face (preferably with cold water since it is known to tighten the skin), pat dry (rubbing a towel on your face is sacrelige! You don’t want to make your pores any bigger than they already are!) follow up with a good moisturizer.
- TIP: Remember, whenever you are putting creams or what have you on your face, you want to do so in a circular motion. This will actually help the skin absorb the product better and even it out at the same time.
More than just moisturizer, if you really want your skin to be hydrated, you should definitely begin from within. You have probably heard this a thousand times before, but it is true. Try your best to have at least 8 glasses of water every day.
BRINGING OUT THE BIG GUNS
Now, if you really want to ease the creases, a RETINOID is definitely the answer to how to get rid of crows feet. This will basically up your collagen levels which will then reduce the appearance of those unwanted lines. For best results, you should definitely go to a pro and get a prescription. This may cost quite a pretty penny, but you are supposed to see results in just six weeks.
- TIP: Other active anti aging ingredients that you should look for are peptides and good old Vitamin C and E.