Do you have crow’s feet? These types of concerns are fine lines that appear around the eye area. If you’re looking for a way to tighten the skin around your eyes and get rid of those pesky wrinkles, we’ve got you covered. Learn how to identify crow’s feet, why you get them and how to smooth out this eye area once and for all.
Crow’s feet are those little lines that fan out from the corners of your eyes. According to Healthline, crow’s feet develop because of tiny muscle contractions that occur every time you pull a facial expression. As well as from smiling and squinting, we also develop crow’s feet due to reduced collagen and elastic tissue within our skin. A loss of collagen and elastin is a natural part of the aging process.
1. Wear sunscreen and stay out of the sun
Use SPF daily to block harmful UV rays that speed up the aging process. And, within reason, avoid excessive sun exposure and reduce the number of times you get sunburnt!
2. Avoid Smoking Cigarettes And Excessive Drinking
Nicotine and tobacco may speed up the loss of collagen and therefore exaggerate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Heavy drinking can also cause your skin to become extremely dry and dehydrated, contributing to the development of wrinkles.
3. Check If You’re Squinting
You may have a habit of squinting, particularly if you have blue eyes. This might sound like junk science, but studies have established that blue-eyed people may be more sensitive to light because there is “less pigmentation in multiple layers of the eye than those with darker eyes.” Regardless of the colour of your eyes, make sure you refrain from squinting to reduce the early development of crow’s feet. Carrying sunglasses at all times will help shade your eyes from irritating sun rays.
Neroli Age Corrective Eye Serum
This lightweight eye serum is designed to hydrate and nourish the delicate skin around your eyes. Neroli oil is a refreshing and replenishing skin softener, while coconut milk moisturizes the skin. This serum also contains a Natural Retinol Alternative Complex, which smooths the appearance of wrinkles and crow’s feet thanks to a combination of tara tree and chicory root oligosaccharides.
Hibiscus Ultra Lift Eye Cream
The Hibiscus Ultra Lift Eye Cream was created to combat eye puffiness, dark circles and smooth out wrinkles. This eye cream uses the Advanced Instant Lift fX eye treatment and a cooling, stainless steel rollerball applicator to lift the skin.
Snow Mushroom Moisture Cloud Eye Cream
The Snow Mushroom Moisture Cloud Eye Cream is formulated with the hydrating snow mushroom, an ingredient that helps skin appear plump and elastic by pulling moisture into the skin. Reishi mushroom also improves hydration and is a source of antioxidants, which help reduce puffiness. Botanical peptides (from quinoa seed) help smooth out the skin and also reduce the appearance of undereye bags and puffiness.
In this In The Mix video, Lead Skin Care Trainer Natalie Pergar demonstrates how to massage your eyes to tighten the skin and help reduce the appearance of crow’s feet.
Step 1: Release Brow Tension
With each hand, place your thumbs under your brows, and your index fingers on the top of the brow. Give them a quick pinch with your fingers across your brows around 5 times or more. This should release tension from your eyebrows.
Step 2: Improve Circulation
To get the circulation moving, very gently pinch under your eyes. With two fingers in each hand (your thumb and index finger), pinch your eye bags from your nose moving to your cheekbones.
Step 3: Release Tension In Your Temples
Release tension in your temple area. Place any finger from each hand on both your temples. Do this until your temples feel less tense.
Step 4: Drag And Glide
Place a small amount of Snow Mushroom Moisture Cloud Eye Cream onto your fingertips. Using your fingertips, repeatedly tap under and above your eye area. Then switch up this tapping motion into a pressing motion by pressing and gliding along your fingers from your undereye to your temples. You can skim across the cheekbones to move from your undereye to your temples.
Step 5: Lift Your Brows
Lift your right brow with your left hand. Using your right hand, gently press up from under your eye to your brows. Repeat the same thing on the other side.
Step 6: Stretch Apart Your Eyebrow and Undereye
It’s time to stretch apart your eyebrow and undereye. Take your left hand and lift up your right brow. Take your right hand and pull down the undereye beneath, stretching your brow and undereye apart. Hold for 10 seconds. Take care to ensure that you don’t pull too hard. Repeat on the other side.
These exercises should reduce the look of crow’s feet and wrinkles. Have you developed crow’s feet? What steps are you taking to reduce their appearance? Let us know in the comments below or on social media.