Don’t Let the Years Win! Or How to Beat Crow’s Feet

May 16, 2019

Scientists have yet to come up with a way to stop aging. Therefore, the best thing you can do for now is working to postpone the appearance of wrinkles and to slow them down when they do start appearing on your face. Crow’s feet are one of the hardest types of wrinkles to fight against because they start appearing as early as your twenties. Therefore, you need to start working on crow’s feet prevention as early as possible.

How to Prevent Crow’s Feet from Marring Your Face Too Early

Your main enemy in the fight of crow’s feet prevention is the sun. The dangers of exposure to sunlight are twofold. First of all, UV radiation speeds up aging severely. This effect is called photoaging and it can turn your skin into a mess of not only wrinkles but pigmentation as well. Luckily, you can reduce this negative effect significantly by using a sunscreen with SPF of no less than 50.

Another reason to worry about being out in the sun is the light itself. It makes you squint and, as the saying goes, if you spend a lot of time grimacing, your face will ‘get stuck’ that way. In this case, the pattern of crow’s feet is exactly what will emerge as a result of squinting and SPF products cannot help you with this. Instead, you need to provide your eyes with another layer of protection, meaning sunglasses or a wide-brimmed hat.

The same problem occurs if you spend long hours squinting at the computer screen. Therefore, if you have a job that demands it, you need to be very careful with your brightness settings and ambient lighting as you need to keep them in balance to reduce the strain on your eyes.

Other than reducing the amount of time you spend squinting, crow’s feet prevention boils down to using high-quality collage-enriched moisturizing creams.

3Treatments That Can Help You Get Rid of Crow’s Feet

  1. Soft dermal fillers.
    Some types of dermatologist treatment for dark circles are also effective against crow’s feet. Dark circles themselves might appear because of age-related pigmentation. Treatments like hyaluronic acid fillers help solve both problems.
  2. Glycolic acid peels.
    This type of chemical peel can rejuvenate, lighten, and brighten your skin boosting the circulation greatly. This treatment will be most efficient if you start doing it regularly before crow’s feet appear. However, if they are already present, you can use it to help minimize the wrinkles. Note that the glycolic acid peel is very drying. Therefore, for the treatment to be effective, you need to increase the frequency and intensity of skin hydration after it.
  3. Peptide creams.
    Peptide creams are the best type of cream that can help you get rid of or at least minimize crow’s feet. In essence, they consist of amino acids, which are broken pieces of proteins that make up collagen. This is why they can rejuvenate your skin and have a potent anti-aging effect. As you age, you should start using not only peptide creams but also serums. You can also look into products that contain several anti-aging ingredients that complement each other, for example, peptides with vitamin C.

It’s impossible to prevent the appearance of crow’s feet and, realistically, removing them completely isn’t an option as well. The best you can do is to make them nearly invisible with dermal fillers. Then, focus on maintaining the youthful look with the help of specialized creams and a good skincare routine.

When dealing with crow’s feet, time is everything, so you should start preventative work as early as your teens. And, most importantly, be sure to reduce your squinting and protect your eyes from glaring lights.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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