What Are Crow's Feet?
If eyes are said to be the window to the soul, then there are certainly a few of us who would prefer fewer lines than the mirror reflects back each morning.
The skin around our eyes is approximately 40% thinner than the rest of our face. It stands to reason that fine lines and eye wrinkles fanning out from the corner of our eye (fondly referred to as ‘crow’s feet’), would more readily appear in this delicate area. Especially considering our eyes are super expressive, blinking 20,000 times a day and contracting faster than any other muscle in the body.
How Crow’s Feet develop
Crow’s feet are caused by a combination of the natural loss of skin elasticity and collagen as we age, and skin movement from practically every facial expression and all the blinking we do each day. Maybe Kim K had it right when she famously admitted that she doesn’t laugh often to help prevent aging? Or maybe not.
As well as the thousands of daily facial expressions, there are also all the external factors that can contribute to crow's feet wrinkles. Sun exposure and the harmful UV rays that can damage skin cells, not to mention the squinting and more frequent blinking we're likely to do on sunnier days, can have an impact on the skin elasticity in this delicate area of the face.
How to get rid of Crows Feet
Once they appear, it can be very difficult to get rid of crow's feet, but there are a number of solutions out there to help treat visible crow’s feet and give them a smoother appearance. These range from botox, dermal fillers and chemical peels, to acupuncture, micro-needling and laser, through to tried and tested skincare solutions.
Today’s top-performing anti-aging skincare products protect delicate skin against environmental stressors and help stimulate the production of collagen and elastin fibers and promote cell turnover for brighter, smoother, more youthful-looking eyes.
Products that help to remove dead skin cells, revealing smoother, brighter skin underneath, can also help to reduce the appearance of crow's feet wrinkles, and treatments that help to nourish skin elasticity and reconnect broken skin tissues can also help.
What are the best Crows Feet treatments?
Make-up can help conceal crow's feet but if you're looking to prevent crow's feet, we need to start with targeted eye care.
Skincare and eye cream targeted specifically to the delicate skin around the eyes can be beneficial in the treatment of crow's feet. Not only do many hydrating eye creams and serums, particularly those infused with vitamin A and vitamin C, help to strengthen the skin’s barrier, protect against moisture loss, and defend against environmental damage, they typically address specific concerns such as dark circles and puffiness. They are carefully formulated to be thinner in texture and with a lower concentration of active ingredients to reduce the chances of irritation and overloading thinner skin.
For an even more powerful lift and smooth, try using the teeth of FaceGym's Multi-Sculpt over crow’s feet, to help to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, and increase circulation for a plumping effect to reduce crow's feet.
Next, we can seriously up our facial workout game. Skincare is highly effective at lifting and smoothing the eye area. But for next-level results, a workout is where it’s at.
Knuckle, whip and massage your skincare game to new levels with highly effective techniques that stimulate blood circulation and collagen production, boost the lymphatic system and increase cell renewal. FaceGym’s Signature Sculpt Workout is a high-intensity workout to get your face fit. In this studio workout we combine our signature muscle manipulation techniques with EMS technology for powerful face sculpting and skin tightening. This workout will stimulate circulation, improve lymphatic drainage, and lift, tone and contour. We use performance skincare that will help you reach your skin goals and leave you with glowing, radiant skin.
For the ultimate session in skin tightening and facial rejuvenation, try FaceGym’s Radio Frequency Workout. A high-impact workout that combines our Signature Sculpt workout with full-face radio frequency. This is the ultimate session for skin tightening and facial rejuvenation. Radio frequency (heat energy) stimulates collagen and elastin production to immediately plump, tighten and lift. The results are clearly visible - reduced puffiness, defined contours and restored skin firmness.
When you combine targeted skincare with a high-intensity facial workout, you can expect eye-raising results, literally.