Crow’s feet-the tiny lines that extend out from the corners of the eyes-are usually the first sign of aging among women, signaling that the aging process has begun. Continually moving the skin around the eyes is what causes those frustrating fine lines to form.
Squinting and smiling cause the muscles around the eyes to make tiny contractions. These repeated expressions cause constant muscle contractions, eventually etching fine lines into the skin. Sun exposure can also encourage crow’s-feet, since the sun breaks down collagen and elastin levels, weakening the skin.
Since ceasing all facial expression is not a realistic option, your best bet for preventing crow’s feet is wearing sunglasses that fit properly-covering the top and bottom of your eye and wrapping around the side of your face-on a regular basis to prevent squinting. You should also limit sun exposure in general.
Topical eye creams that contain antioxidants can help prevent extrinsic aging since they keep the area hydrated and supple and help stop free radicals. Meanwhile, serums rich in vitamins, as well as collagen and elastin stimulators, can work to tighten the skin.
If your concern over the development of crow’s-feet is strong enough to get you to a doctor, regular Botox or Dysport injections can help prevent them by inhibiting the muscle contractions that cause them.
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