As you get older, your skin starts to go through a host of changes. The most common of which is that it loses elasticity and structure. As a result, your skin becomes a lot looser, and you start to get wrinkles. While wrinkles affect every part of your body, some areas are more annoying and prevalent than others. Crow’s feet wrinkles are amongst the most common complaints, so how do you get rid of them?
Well, unless you undergo cosmetic surgery, you'll never get rid of them entirely. But don't let this get you down. There are ways you can significantly reduce the appearance of crow's feet, giving you a much younger complexion.
What are crow’s feet wrinkles?
Before we get started, let's quickly go over what crow’s feet wrinkles are. For those that don't know, we're referring to the lines that appear at the side of your eyes. It's easy to spot these wrinkles because they look like crow’s feet! There are a few lines that spread out from the corner of your eye and become more pronounced when squinting or blinking.
What causes crow's feet?
Many things can cause these wrinkles to form, with age being the most common. As you get older, your skin will lose its strength. So, wrinkles start to form, and these are some of the first ones you see. Most people will deal with crow’s feet at some point in their lives!
Alongside this, a few outside factors can influence these wrinkles:
Not getting enough sleep
Exposure to the sun
Ultimately, all of the above factors will contribute to crow’s feet' leading cause; a lack of elasticity. The good news is that these four factors are easier to control than your age. You can't slow down time, but you can stop yourself from falling victim to any major triggers.
What makes someone squint a lot? Primarily, it's either because your eyesight is bad or you're staring at the sun. Both of these problems can be solved very easily.
If you squint all the time and find it hard to make things focus, you obviously have poor eyesight. So, your issue is easily fixed by getting some eyeglasses. You can go for an eye test to see the extent of your problem or order some glasses online. Most eyeglass stores will have a contact us section where you can ask questions about which lenses will be best for you. It's essential to get a pair that enhances your vision, rather than making it worse. Now, you can go about your day without constantly squinting.
Also, buy some sunglasses while you're outside to stop squinting in bright sunlight. It's worth considering your daily routine as well. Do you stare at a screen for hours on end? If so, this can give you eye strain that makes you squint. So, take breaks or get some special glasses that protect your eyes from screen glare and prevent squinting.
Get more sleep
Sleep is essential if you want your body to repair itself. A lack of sleep means that the cells in your body don't have enough time to get to work. This can often cause wrinkles and crow’s feet! Plus, consider that a lack of sleep also makes you squint a lot.
The solution is simple: sleep more every night. Set a bedtime routine and stick to it! Aim for at least 7-8 hours a night, meaning you wake up refreshed in the morning. This will greatly reduce the appearance of your crow's feet.
Protect yourself from the sun
UV rays are a common cause of most wrinkles in your skin. So, be sure you have SPF protection whenever you go out. Even if it's not that sunny, UV rays can still penetrate your skin. Of course, don't forget your sunglasses, and keep your skin protected.
Smiling can exacerbate crow’s feet, but you can't exactly stop smiling! Instead, this final point will consider some topical treatments you may think about using. Get a natural eye cream that either contains collagen or boosts your collagen production. This ensures that your skin is fuelled with the essential protein required for elasticity and strength. It can smooth out your wrinkles and reduce their appearance.
The chances are you have crow’s feet right now. Or, you can see the early warning signs of them. Heed the advice in this post to prevent and reduce crow’s feet wrinkles. They will come with age, but that doesn't mean you can't delay their arrival or minimise the appearance.