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Tips To Get Rid of Crow’s Feet

November 23, 2017

Hi all,

Aging, and the adverse effect it has on your skin, is inevitable.

Crow’s-feet, also known as ‘laugh lines’ and ‘character lines,’ are clusters of tiny wrinkles and fine lines that form around the outer corners of the eyes.

 

 

The reason why crow’s feet become more visible than other wrinkles is that the skin is much thinner around the eye. Fatty thick tissue, what the skin around your eyes doesn’t have, helps to keep the skin tight and firm on other parts of the body.

Eventually, the fatty tissue layer becomes thinner on others parts of the body as well and that’s when one will start to see a loss in elasticity and sagging skin.

Crow’s-feet develop with age, usually starting in the mid- to late-30s. Production of collagen and elastin, two proteins responsible for your skin’s elasticity, lessens with age and this leads to the formation of crow’s feet as well as other signs of aging like sagging breasts, wrinkles, and brown spots.

 

 

They may show up earlier if you don’t take care of you skin, and later if you do.

Wrinkles develop on the skin when there’s a decline in the production of connective tissue protein collagen. It normally forms a cushioning layer under the skin, keeping it smooth and plump. Elastin is another structural protein that helps maintain the elasticity of the skin, allowing it to expand and contract with normal muscular movements.

Skin tissue is perpetually renewed as older cells die and fall off, making way for new ones. Skin regeneration rate is at the highest in infancy and childhood but slows down as we age. That’s why cuts and scrapes quickly heal in our growing years, and that too with minimum scar formation. But natural aging is just one of the reasons for losing the healthy texture of the skin.

Causes Of Crow’s Feet

 

·       Environmental Pollution

 

 

Skin is the most exposed part of the body, especially facial skin that is rarely covered. It takes the brunt of constant exposure to heat, cold, dust, radiation, and chemical substances. That includes the chemicals in face washes and other cosmetics we use to clean and beautify the skin.

 

·       Dehydration

 

Sufficient hydration is essential for the normal functioning of all the tissues and organs, and that’s true in the case of skin. Not consuming enough fluids can cause skin dehydration. Combined with the drying effects of the wind as well as dry indoor air in air-conditioned rooms, it takes a heavy toll on skin health.

 

·       Nutritional Deficiencies

 

The process of skin regeneration is expensive with regards to raw materials that go into the making of cells, namely, amino acids, lipoproteins, vitamins, and minerals. Our diet consisting of highly processed food products is devoid of many of the essential nutrients we could easily get from fresh vegetables, fruits, meat, pulses and unprocessed grains. From a nutritional point of view, we are, in fact, starving in the middle of plenty. Alcohol and sugar accelerate skin wrinkling.

 

·       Solar Radiation

 

 

The ultraviolet radiation from the sun can cause tissue damage since it not only affect the top-most layer of the skin but easily penetrates into the dermal layer.

Depending on the intensity of the sun’s rays and the duration of the exposure, the damage is inflicted even when you don’t see any signs of sunburn. Loss of skin elasticity and fine wrinkles are common symptoms of UV damage.

 

Other factors that make a person more likely to develop crow’s-feet are smokinghigh pollutionsquintingfrowning and smiling.

 

 

If you have crow’s-feet, don’t despair. There are a lot of natural methods to get rid of them. Natural remedies using ingredients readily available in your kitchen will help restore moisture and a youthful appearance to your skin.

Tips to Get Rid of Crow’s Feet

  • Steer clear of the sun and smoking

You can help avoid crow’s feet by protecting yourself from the sun’s harmful UV rays by using a high-SPF sunscreen. Exposure to UV rays is one of the most common ways our skin loses collagen and elastin, and ultimately, its ability to bounce back. If you’re a smoker, you’re placing your skin at double jeopardy, since smoking accelerates the biochemical processes that cause your skin to age faster.

 

 

  • Consider Botox

    Crow’s feet are most pronounced when you work the muscles around your eyes, such as smiling, laughing or squinting. Botox chemically relaxes those muscles so they can’t contract. Though Botox treatments are FDA approved and generally safe, they can result in complications if the toxin spreads, so you should only receive injections from a certified physician. The upside of Botox is that it only takes a few minutes. The downside? It involves needles, it isn’t cheap and it doesn’t last. It may take up to a week to see any results, and those can last anywhere from three to six months.

  • Eat Right

 

Foods rich in antioxidants, like eggplant, asparagus, fish and olive oil, can play a role in protecting the skin. However, drinking plenty of pure water every day will help by ensuring your body’s moisture levels are adequate. Keeping your weight under control is another big benefit. When we gain weight, we gain it in our faces, which stretches out the skin. Constant fluctuations can continually stretch the skin, making it more likely to wrinkle.

Fruits and vegetables deliver essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. And make sure you get enough proteins and amino acids in your diet. If you don’t eat meat or don’t like it, make sure you supplement. Nuts can be a great option since they are rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals. Your skin needs protein to build collagen and elastin.

  •     Moisturise Regularly

Look for skin care products that use organic moisturizers and nutrients. Also, avoid skin care products that contain parabens, phthalates, and petroleum products. Cosmetics and lotions like these coat your skin with toxic chemicals that stress and suffocate your skin.

 

The counter moisturizing creams when used regularly will diminish the appearance of crow’s feet, but are unlikely to actually prevent wrinkles or restore your skin’s elasticity. Use creams that contain active agents like retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids and copper peptides, the same ingredients prescription wrinkle creams contain in higher doses.

If non prescription creams aren’t helping, a dermatologist might suggest something with a greater concentration of active ingredients. While some wrinkle creams may seem expensive, they are generally cheaper than cosmetic surgery and procedures like Botox, and, over the long run, may provide acceptable results.

 

·       Egg White Mask

 

 

Egg whites are loaded with protein for tissue repair, potassium that hydrates, and magnesium that stimulates skin cells for younger looking skin.

Apply egg white on face after washing with cold water. Allow it to dry on the face until you feel the skin tightening. Apply a second coat and let it dry. Keep the mask on for 10-20 minutes. Wash the mask off with water and apply a moisturizer. Do it twice a week.

Egg white pulls together the skin tissue as it dries, effectively tightening the skin, making it smoother and wrinkle-free. It also acts as a deep cleanser, drawing out all the grime and chemical pollutants from the skin pores.

Most of the vitamins, fats, calcium and other minerals in the egg are concentrated in the yolk, but the white is superior when it comes to proteins and magnesium. This mineral is essential for skin health; it helps detoxify and cleanse the skin and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. When egg white is applied on the skin, the mineral quickly reaches the target tissue, bypassing the gut and the circulatory route.

Egg whites are also a good source of both essential and nonessential amino acids, each 100 grams containing 4.5 grams of arginine, 2.9 grams of glycine, and 2.9 grams of proline that help with collagen synthesis.

 

·       Green Tea

 

Wash your face several times with cold green tea. Alternatively, place cotton balls dipped in the tea over the eyes and the crow’s feet. This is not only soothing but a great anti-ageing skin therapy. You can add a few drops of lemon juice to the brew to increase the anti-ageing effect because the phytochemicals in tea are more stable in acidic solutions.

The antioxidant property of green tea is well known. The green tea catechins are mainly responsible for this effect, while the flavonoid myricetin in the tea helps increase the bioactivity of these substances.

When green tea is applied to the skin, the catechins get absorbed, reducing oxidative damage to the skin tissues. The astringency of the catechins helps contract lax skin, making it tighter. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which is the most active among them, has poor bioavailability when the tea is consumed. But topical application makes it easily available to the skin tissues.

 

·       Aloe Vera

 

Aloe vera’s skin benefits need no introduction. Apply it directly on the crow’s feet. Allow it to dry on the skin. You can use it as an overnight mask and wash it off with plain water in the morning.

This highly moisturizing gel hydrates the skin and firms it up, removing fine lines and wrinkles. The deceptively clear pulp is chock-full of vitamins, minerals and plant enzymes that protect the skin from oxidative damage.

·       Coconut Oil

 

We all know coconut oil is the best for moisturizing and nourishing the skin. Gently massage little bit coconut oil at night. You can add a drop of Vitamin E oil too.

The medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil have excellent antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. It has only small amounts of Vitamin E, but the fatty acids enhance the absorption of this skin-friendly vitamin.

 

·       Cucumber Juice

 

Extract the juice from a piece of cucumber. Drench cotton balls in the juice and place them on the crow’s feet for 10-15 minutes. Do this 2-3 times a day for a few weeks.

Cucumbers are considered a zero-nutrition food, but it contains the minerals magnesium, iron, and calcium as well as Vitamin C and A in small amounts. They get easily absorbed when applied directly on the target skin tissue, and reduce oxidative damage and increase collagen production.

 

·       Avocado Mask

 

Avocado is an age-old remedy for softening the skin and maintaining its youthful appearance. Apply it generously on the skin. You can allow this gentle face mask to stay on for 20-30 minutes to work its magic. Rinse with warm water.

Avocado oil cleans, protects and moisturizes for soft skin. The oil also promotes absorption of nutrients like vitamin A that slows aging, vitamin C that supports toned, smooth skin, and vitamin E, an important antioxidant for your skin.

Avocado is a good source of Vitamins A and C, and the minerals magnesium, iron, and potassium. The fats in the avocado pulp moisturizes the skin facilitates the absorption of the vitamins and minerals.

 

·       Papaya Mask

 

Mash up a slice of ripe papaya and apply it all over the face. Wash off after 10-15minutes. Repeat it every 2-3 days to remove crow’s feet as well as fine wrinkles and spots elsewhere on the face.

The glycolic acid and the enzyme papain in the fruit pulp help remove dead cells and encourage skin regeneration. Papaya is rich in antioxidant carotenes and Vitamin C and contains minerals magnesium, copper, and potassium.

 

·       Yogurt & Honey Mask

 

Mix one tablespoon yogurt and a tablespoon of honey. Spread it all over the face and leave it on for 10 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water to get skin that looks and feels incredibly smooth.

The lactic acid in the yogurt exfoliates the skin, helping remove dirt and germs. It helps remove blemishes and irons out fine wrinkles. Honey is a natural humectant, helping skin retain moisture, besides deep cleansing it.

 

·       Lemon Juice

 

When there’s not much time for an elaborate skincare session, just cut a lemon into two and rub the cut end on the outer sides of the eyes. Wash off after 10 minutes. Repeat 2-3 times a day to get smoother skin. When you’re not in a hurry, you can mix a teaspoon of honey in the juice of a lemon and apply it all over the face.

The citric acid in the lemon juice exfoliates the skin, encouraging skin regeneration. It contains plenty of Vitamin C, which is excellent as antioxidant and exfoliant. This vitamin promotes collagen development and skin regeneration.

 

·       Exfoliate 

 

Remove dead skin to promote and stimulate skin cell rejuvenation. Make sure to use gentle, organic skin care products instead of harsh chemicals.

 

So these were few home remedy and other tips which you can try to reduce or get rid of your crow feet from your face. Do try them and let me know if it worked for you in the comments section. If you find this post helpful please share with your friends and family.

 

Thanks for reading.

Love,

Khushboo

 

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39 Comments

  • Reply Anders Lorenzen November 24, 2017 at 12:51 am

    Thanks for the article, super helpful and very useful.

  • Reply Tadeja November 24, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Thanks for your tips!
    I’m definitely at an age when I have to start looking for some more anti ageing products and cures.

  • Reply Sonja Josipovic November 24, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Great post! Thanks for all these masks recipes!

  • Reply Sheetal Dorby November 24, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Wow this is so informative post and I liked the egg mask and aloe Vera tip a lot among all 🙏🤘🤘

  • Reply lau November 24, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    thanks for this post, crows feet are definitely one of my skin worries!

  • Reply Priyanka patwari November 24, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Very useful article with awesome tips you share with us.. Its very informative

  • Reply Charu Chhitwal November 24, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Wow that is a beautiful and very informative post. And elasticity of skin is something of concern for a lot of women today

  • Reply Neha Sharma November 25, 2017 at 4:04 am

    Thanks for sharing this detailed post on crow’s feet, I am nearing my mid thirties, guess it’s time I start taking my skin care regime seriously. It is really a helpful post.

  • Reply ghazala786 November 25, 2017 at 4:34 am

    Nice and informative post , healthy lifestyle is must as well as these tips are very useful.

  • Reply jhilmildsaha November 25, 2017 at 7:08 am

    Thank you for sharing such detailed remedies and prevention for crow’s feet. It is the most visible sign of ageing.

  • Reply Minakshi bajpai November 25, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Just amazing article and very informative too. Like to know the causes and remedies for crow’s feet. And i too much agree with the causes for this. Thanks for sharing will definitely keep this in mind.

  • Reply Snehalata jain November 25, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    So we’ll covered topic Infact after 33 we all should start trying this tips

  • Reply Nisha Malik November 25, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    My mom really needs these tips. She has developed some crow feet. Fabulous article.

  • Reply Snigdha November 25, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Egg white on face ,I can’t even imagine that… I like the rest tips.. Very well written..

  • Reply BeautyMommies November 25, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    These are quite handy tips- Will share this with my mom as she is currently dealing with wrinkles and crows feet

  • Reply Papri Ganguly November 25, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    So detailed information. Didn’t know much about crow feet. This post is really helpful

  • Reply Anchal November 25, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing these tips. Wasnt aware of so many facts cited here

  • Reply jinalgada November 25, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Such a useful post that is. Good I read this at my 30s

  • Reply preetjyotkaur November 25, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Such amazingly written post. You have shared all the possible information about crow’s feet. Thanks for the tips.

  • Reply thenafranssen November 27, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Totally useful tips. Need to read these, my kids tell me I look like I’m 45 even though I’m only 33!

  • Reply Prerna Sinha November 28, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Woah, such an informative post! Thanks for sharing those tips, really very helpful!

  • Reply Shaila November 28, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Love how detailed ur post is.. And super informative!!

  • Reply The Kardashian Clan November 28, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Loved reading your post. These tips will be really helpful for those who want to get rid of crows feet naturally and in a healthy way.

  • Reply Saint Facetious December 5, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Crows feet are one of my wife’s biggest fears. And if smiling is a cause, then I need to tell her about these treatments ASAP. 😀 Not that I’m concerned myself. Though to me it was interesting to read how wrinkles form.

  • Reply Traveling Shana December 5, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    You have some fantastic tips here! I’ve never heard of an egg white mask, I will have to try it!

  • Reply drewandtrishstravelsandadventures December 5, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Thank you for the tips! I already have crows feet and have been looking for ways to help. I think I will try the avocado mask tonight since I already the ingredient!

  • Reply Helene December 5, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    I use an oily makeup remover that gives the thin eye skin vitamin E. I do try to minimize too much sun too and try to drink enough water as well. I noticed people who eat daily fish don’t seem to be affected by too many eye wrinkles.
    Thanks for your post, it’s insightful.

  • Reply Mandi December 5, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Super helpful post, I have always wondered why my mum has bad crows feet and I don’t appear to have any yet, i’m guessing the sun and smoking has a lot to do with it, the first sign of them and i’ll be heading straight back here to read about prevention!

  • Reply Cia Black December 6, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    It’s amazing all the way you listed and many of them being affordable option for those who can not afford botox. I know staying properly hydrated as done wonder for my body both inside and out.

  • Reply Alicia Taylor at Taylorlife.com December 6, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    I found the green tea wash an interesting suggestion. I haven’t ever heard of it, but it makes sense. Green tea is so full of antioxidants.

  • Reply lucicoo December 6, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    Really great tips. I would rather go the natural route to get rid of them, when I get them, than get Botox.

  • Reply lexieanimetravel December 7, 2017 at 9:50 am

    I notice that some of my friends has this and we don’t have any idea where it came from. We thought it was maybe genetic. Thank to you Now I can tell them what is this and get rid off them directly.

  • Reply Taylor Smart December 7, 2017 at 11:22 am

    i’m a huge lover of green tea! so im halfway there! just need to give up smoking!

  • Reply Nicole Shillings December 7, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    These are great tips that I’ll have to remember. I also love my clarisonic, it really helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Reply Sami Summers December 7, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    This is so helpful as I am starting to develop these. My biggest is a scowl line between my eyebrows though. Coconut oil has helped me tremendously!

  • Reply Next Level Blogging (@next_levelblog) December 7, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    I’m starting to notice that my skin is getting loose and a few fine wrinkles. Aging has never been a fear of mine but I definitely want to work on a natural solution to these issues. Thanks for the tips.

  • Reply Kim Lee (@KimsCravings) December 7, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    These are such great tips! The older I get, the more aware I am of my skin.

  • Reply Nisi Wanders December 8, 2017 at 1:39 am

    Thank you for the tips! I always smile or am laughing, so I have them – age isn’t helping either. I will try a few of these and see what magic occurs.

  • Reply Julie Syl December 8, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Those are such awesome tips. Eating right is the best. Sometimes I do the lemon thingy, it’s nice.

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