They say wrinkles are worth a thousand smiles but it doesn’t mean we should make it that visible

Crow’s Feet (Lateral Canthal Lines), those annoying wrinkles on the sides of your eyes. Let’s learn more about them.

Here are ways to prevent Crow’s Feet:

  1. Decrease sun exposure- use SPF.
  2. Healthy diet- fresh fruit, vegetables, and healthy oils can protect the skin from damage by free radicals.
  3. Exercise- this promotes the blood circulation which brings oxygen to the skin.
  4. Use of sunglasses- sound simple right? But keeping the area around the eyes covered with sunscreen decreases the “squinting” which promotes the development of wrinkles.
  5. No smoking- Smoking produces free radicals in the body which causes wrinkles to appear.
  6. No tanning beds- Nothing needs to be said about this!
    Using eye creams with collagen and antioxidants (Vit C)- this decreases the formation of wrinkles.

What to do if you already have Crow’s Feet:

  1. Use that eye cream twice a day.
  2. Primer, silicone-base- this “fills” the wrinkles and creates a smooth appearance.
  3. Concealer/foundation- use these products “gently”. Heavy use of these products makes wrinkles more visible. And we do not want that.
  4. Loose powder- Do NOT use this product on crows feet. It gets into the wrinkles and increases the appearance of them.
  5. False eyelashes, shimmery eye shadow, dark liquid liners- Do NOT use these products because it draws attention to your eyes, which draws attention to your crows feet.
  6. Retinol- applying this cream fights the signs of aging (wrinkles) because it stimulates the production of collagen.
  7. Botox- this smooths out wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle contractions. This prevents the muscles from contracting, which can reduce the appearance of wrinkles or even disappears the wrinkles.
  8. Fillers- Radiesse and Sculptra. These fillers are directly injected into the crows feet which smoothen the wrinkles.
  9. Microneedling- this removes the outer layer of the skin and promotes the production of collagen and new skin.

Takeaway: Crow’s Feet are a normal part of aging. With that being said, there are ways to prevent/minimize their development and ways to treat them once you get them!

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