All About the Eyes: Crow's Feet

What causes crow's feet

What Causes Crow’s Feet?

Crow’s feet, also lovingly referred to a “laugh lines” or “expression lines” are the tiny lines that creep up as we age on the sides and under our eyes. The cause of crow’s feet is largely due to the natural aging process.  As we age, the elasticity of our skin decreases making our skin more susceptible to wrinkles. The eye area is prone to wrinkles because the skin around our eyes is already thinner and contains less fat  or collagen. In addition, the skin around our eyes is constantly moving as we smile, squint, etc which causes wrinkles to naturally form over time.

Preventing Crow’s Feet:

While we can’t stop our bodies natural aging process, there are things we can do to help slow down the signs of aging- especially crow’s feet. To help prevent these lines from showing up it’s important to protect this sensitive area from the sun. Exposure to UV rays causes our skin to lose collagen and elasticity at a faster rate, making sunscreen a must for wrinkle protection. Since prolonged squinting can increase the depth and speed in which you develop pronounced wrinkles, it’s very important to wear sunglasses when spending time outdoors (and driving). The same rules apply to squinting while reading or at the computer so be sure to get updated prescriptions. 

It’s also important to keep the area under your eye hydrated to prevent wrinkles. You can do this by drinking the recommended 8 glasses of water and using hydrating products like Vital Eye Cream. Also, be very gentle when touching the area around your eyes. This includes removing makeup, applying eye liner and applying creams. A gentle touch will help keep the area wrinkle-free!

Treating Crow’s Feet:

To treat crow’s feet, focus on products that plump and moisturize the under eye area. Cyto-luxe Eye Cream is designed specifically to target fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area. By increasing the production of collagen and elastin, Cyto-luxe Eye Cream helps reduce the appearance of expression lines and reduces dryness. Using a specially formulated Vitamin C product, like 7.5% Vitamin C Eye Gel, will help optimize your skin's regenerative process and improves the appearance of fine lines. Adding these products to your routine will help tackle crow’s feet and slow down the aging process.