Skin Care

How To Prevent And Treat Crow’s Feet

Fine lines or wrinkles around eye area are termed as Crow’s feet, which is also known as ‘Laugh lines’ or ‘Smile lines’, but it is quite fine to have these lines when you are smiling. It definitely is bothersome when they become constant feature of you face.

There are two reported types of wrinkles/Crow’s feet i.e.

Dynamic Wrinkles: Dynamic wrinkles are known as wrinkles which are not visible permanently. They appear with the action of your facial muscles then disappear and they don’t need any kind of treatment yet.

Static Wrinkles: Static wrinkles are those which are permanently visible on your face/around your eyes. They need treatment and multiple products are available for the remedy.

Causes of Crow’s Feet:

Age: Age is a dominant factor and it is an ongoing process. Despite the age factor involved primarily in the development of Crow’s feet, the question is that what is really happening to skin during the development of Crow’s feet. Answer is “Collagen & Elastin” proteins found in skin structure. Let’s have a look into it,

Collagen: It is a protein made up of various amino acids. It provides strength and volume to skin cells and also responsible to structure the skin, nails , hair, bones, ligaments, tendons etc.

Elastin: When your skin is stretched, contracted or involved in any kind of movement and resume to its original shape, it is because of elastin protein. In short, Elastic protein has an elastic property which enables your skin to snap back to normal shape.

The important point is, as the age progress, the production of both proteins decreases. So it generally presumed that you can’t prevent Crow’s feet/Wrinkles but you surely can delay them with different remedies.


Diet: One of the best possible remedy of Crow’s feet is to follow a healthy diet that provides balanced amount of fats, carbohydrates, unsaturated fats, which lower the cholesterol levels and also reduce the risk of heart disease. They also help to keep your face skin soft and smooth. Try to eat more foods like,

  • Avocados
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • Olive oil

Reduce your sugar intake: While planning balanced diet, two things are most important. First, incorporate good foods and second, avoid unhealthy ones. Excessive sugar levels bind to collagen in the bloodstream ultimately ends up in breaking down the beneficial proteins. Limit your sugar intake to avoid protein breakdown which leads formation of multiple aging signs including Crow’s feet.

Use Glasses for reading: Compromised vision is very commonly reported by age. If you are feeling uncomfortable with your vision, particularly while reading or on screen, don’t delay to use reading glasses. Struggling to read a text of a book can be one of the leading causes of Crow’s feet. So, be sure to avoid this.

Quit Smoking: Smoking and pre-mature aging are largely relatable. Smoking not only trigger the inflammation but also induct free radicals in your system, which are one of the main cause of pre-mature aging and can stay very long as well. Smokers develop Crow’s feet earlier in their ages as compared to non-smokers.

Use Sunscreen: We have discussed a lot of reasons and causes of Crow’s feet and pre-mature aging, till now biggest cause is unprotected sun exposure. An acceleration of Crow’s feet/Wrinkle formation and weakening of skin vitality directly depends upon exposure to UVA & UVB sun rays. Direct sun exposure can also form free radicals in the body which break down collagen proteins.

FACT: On an average, human blinks approximately 10,000 times daily, that means a constant movement around eye area is inevitable. You can significantly delay Crow’s feet development by learning how to prevent it early.

To minimize your need for treatment, start implementing these tips as soon as possible.

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