Our faces are incredibly expressive. Not only do they allow us to show emotion and to react to stimuli, but they're very good at showing our age, and what our lifestyles have been like.
Crow's feet are one such indicator: these areas of wrinkled skin that form beside the eyes are a sign of the ageing process - but they don't need to be. Here at Skinstation, we've created a guide to crow's feet, and how to get rid of them.
What Causes Crow's Feet?
Crow's feet are part of the ageing process, and can appear as early as in your 20s. They are caused by the skin losing its elasticity, but can have other causes too. Factors such as smoking, sun exposure, menopause and squinting can also contribute to the onset of crow's feet - but their appearance can be delayed.
How Can I Delay the Appearance of Crow's Feet?
Staying well hydrated will help your skin to maintain its elasticity, which could delay the appearance of crow's feet. Be sure to use an appropriate sunscreen (or a moisturiser with adequate SPF protection) when out in the sun, and for smokers, quitting can not only help to avoid crow's feet, but can offer many other health benefits too. Ensure that you moisturise regularly with a moisturiser designed specifically for this sensitive area - and while avoiding smiling could help, we don't recommend it.
How Can I Reduce the Appearance of Crow's Feet?
If your crow's feet have already appeared, there are plenty of solutions out there. Creams that contain ingredients such as retinol, malonic acid and copper peptides are designed to increase the skin's elasticity while firming and tightening, which can help to reduce the appearance of crow's feet. While Botox and other cosmetic surgery procedures are available to treat crow's feet, there are, as with all types of surgery, risks involved - and over the counter treatments are far more affordable too.
If you're looking for the perfect products to delay or reduce the appearance of crow's feet, please don’t hesitate to contact us to find out how we can help.