Now you know what those fine lines by your eyes are and you’ve identified what may be causing them, it is time to figure out how to get rid of crow’s feet for good. Prevention of crows feet may be as simple as taking a cause, and doing the opposite. If smoking or excess sun damage is the main cause for you, let’s find out what you can do.
Get Rid of Crow’s Feet
Excess sun exposure is a key factor in signs of premature ageing showing up on the skin. One of the ways that crow’s feet are formed is by excess squinting, which is likely to happen if you are not wearing sunglasses on a bright day. The best way to keep your eye area protected in the sun is to choose sunglasses with a UV filter in the lens. Glasses with a larger surface area are also recommended, as the large frames will cover and protect more skin.
(2) Healthy Diet to Get Rid of Crow’s Feet
We’ve all heard ‘you are what you eat’ but when it comes to your skin – it is true! Give your skin the nutrients it needs to stay firm, plump and smooth and prevent crow’s feet from appearing. Avoid excess sugar consumption, and fill up on foods offering vitamins, anti-inflammatories, antioxidants, and healthy fats. Fish, avocado, leafy greens, tomatoes and herbs and spices are excellent sources of nutrition. If your diet is rainbow coloured – you are doing it right!
(3) No Smoking
To get rid of crow’s feet you need to focus on building and maintaining collagen levels in the skin. If you are trying to boost collagen production but you are a smoker, you will not achieve your skincare goals. Smoking actively destroys collagen within the skin, so skin will never have a healthy glow. Don’t worry – it is not too late to improve your skin. Quitting smoking increases blood flow, improves circulation and helps with collagen production.
(4) Beauty Sleep
During the night while you are sleeping, your skin takes the time to repair itself. If you are not getting those 8 hours daily, your skin will not have the time it needs to keep the skin smooth and plumped. Any temporary lines will become permanent crow’s feet much quicker. Stay rested, but make sure you are doing it right. Using the right pillowcase can be key in preventing visible signs of ageing for as long as possible. Cotton pillowcases catch the skin and pull it into position, reducing the skin’s ability to bounce back while you are sleeping. Over time, this can also contribute to crows’ feet. Use a silk pillowcase, or sleep on your back.
(5) Skincare to Get Rid of Crow’s Feet
A consistent skincare routine makes all the difference when it comes to healthy skin. Cleansing the skin daily is vital, particularly at the end of the day, to ensure any impurities are removed from the skin. Follow up with a toner to ensure the skin is extra clean, hydrated and balanced. Clean, hydrated skin is less likely to show fine lines and wrinkles as it can remain plump for longer. One of the main reasons that crow’s feet form is due to fragile, thin skin around the eyes. A quality moisturiser can help minimise the risk by keeping the eye area, and the rest of the face protected. In the morning and throughout the day, don’t forget to keep your skin protected with SPF. This stage is key. Sun exposure and UV rays can destroy the skin and cause signs of ageing to appear much sooner than they would have otherwise. Always use your SPF.
Bonus: Boost Collagen
Ideally, you need to stimulate collagen production to get rid of crow’s feet. SkinBase Collagen Lift is an excellent treatment for getting rid of crow’s feet. Relaxing and non-invasive, it is the best decision you can make for your skin. Find out more in our next blog.