What Causes Crow's Feet? Here's What You Should Know About Reducing & Avoiding Those Wrinkles Around Your Eyes by 30Seconds Beauty

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What Causes Crow's Feet? Here's What You Should Know About Reducing & Avoiding Those Wrinkles Around Your Eyes

Keeping our skin in pristine condition is challenging, but with enough perseverance, a smooth and fair complexion can be had well into the golden years. As you age, crow's feet is one of the first issues you may notice with your skin. Crow's feet is a pretty odd name for something that develops in your face, but it’s a proper moniker for this pesky skin problem.

What Are Crow's Feet?

In an interview with Elle magazine, New York dermatologist Dr. Joyce Davis explains that crow’s feet are the wrinkles that form at the outer corner of the eyes. “They resemble the feet of a crow – hence the name,” she says. She adds that these begin to develop when you grow older as the skin around your eyes begin to lose elasticity and natural oils, making skin susceptible to wrinkles.

However, there are other reasons why crow’s feet develops around the eyes. Crow's feet also could be the result of smiling, because as you smile, your eyes squint and the skin around them tightens up. The lines get more noticeable as you age, but there are ways to avoid and reduce these annoying crow’s feet.

Treatment for Crow's Feet

One of the ways to have crow’s feet removed is with Botox. An expert from 5th & Wellness Spa says that doctors inject the solution around your eyes so that the skin tightens up and the crow’s feet fade. They note that people can take up to five units of the solution per eye. Of course, you’d want to have this procedure done by licensed professionals.

Fillers are another option. Fillers can be injected into the small lines around the eyes. These may effectively reduce crow’s feet, and it’s often the preferred choice because no harmful chemicals are injected in the skin.

How to Prevent Crow's Feet

If you don’t want to resort to the solutions mentioned above, then you need to work on prevention. 

  • Sunscreen: First, use a sunscreen with at least SPF30 when going out. Applying it to your face ensures that your skin doesn’t dry out or become burned by the sun.
  • Moisturize: You should apply moisturizer around your eyes when you’re at home. The moister your skin is, the less chance you have of developing crow’s feet.
  • Lifestyle: You also can help protect skin by avoiding oily and fatty foods, as well as fast foods. Maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly – this promotes skin health to a certain degree, and you may be surprised at how effective a lifestyle change can be when it comes to achieving great skin.

Crow’s feet is nothing to be stressed about. It is common, but also avoidable and fixable. Once you see the lines develop around your eyes, remedy the problem by taking care of your skin with the steps above. Botox and other cosmetic surgeries are an option, but prevention and natural methods are preferred.

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
I am noticing crow's feet more and more as I age. So far, I'm working on prevention. Lots of moisturizer, hydration and SPF. But it is good to have this information as I consider options for reducing these lines if needed, thank you!
Definitely got this going on...
Julie Rose
Yep, this is happening. Thanks for the suggestions!
I never leave the house without putting on sunscreen but I still got crow’s feet. I appreciate this info. 🌞
I am not liking the wrinkles that seem to be multiplying around my eyes (and elsewhere). Thank you for these tips that are timely for me!
Donna John
Damn you, crow's feet! They just sneak up on you. Great information here for us ladies.
Gwen Johnson
My eyes scream, "Caa caa!" lol Going to try these tips and see if it helps.

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