Crow’s feet happen to everyone. They are part of the human experience. And when the body is dehydrated, the skin dries out. And when the skin dries out, wrinkles begin to appear. It’s inevitable.
Skin cell metabolism is slowed when dehydrated because the cells need water to work correctly. When they can’t perform to the best of their ability, lines start to show up on your face. And on of the most common places for lines to begin is around your eyes (otherwise known as the dreaded crow’s feet).
As far as wrinkles go, crow’s feet are not so bad. If you have deep lines in the shape of crow’s feet next to your eyes it means you’ve lived a life with many laughs and reasons to smile. These are lines to be proud of, however many would like to get rid of them for good (or at least slow their growth).
There are no surgical procedures or scary nips and tucks here, only science. The more we age, the slower our metabolism becomes. And the slower the metabolism, the slower your skin cells are replenished with new cells full of collagen and elastin (the things that make your skin firm).
You will need to make up for the slowing metabolism and pay attention to your body’s change over time. This can involved a few different things (all of which help get rid of crow’s feet).
You’re an organic, living thing, and so is your skin. It’s time to change your diet.
Start by dumping sugar from your diet. Some dermatologists even argue sugar is worse for aging your skin than a lifetime spent in the sun. It may be difficult at first, but natural sugars (and less refined carbs) in moderation are okay and you can still live a sweet life full of sweet things, and most likely, a disappearing act from your crow’s feet.
“The link between sugar and premature ageing lies in a process called ‘glycation’. This chemical process happens when blood sugar levels become excessively high.
Sugar molecules then circulate in the blood and bind to other components to form substances known as protein-sugar complexes – also called advanced glycation end-products, or AGEs.” (dailymail.co.uk)
If you’re addicted to sugar and sweet foods, you will be happy to know dark chocolate is on the “Yes” list even if your working to get rid of crow’s feet. It contains natural chemical substances that help protect your skin against damage, and is a great tasting, powerful antioxidant. Blueberries are also an excellent choice, so have no fear – some sugar is in the clear.
It’s not only important to pay attention to what you put inside your body. You also need to take proper care of the skin on the outside of your body.
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. This cannot be stressed enough. As explained in the beginning, dehydration of skin cells is what causes lines to form in the first place. So be sure to drink a lot of water, but also to topically moisturize (especially around the eyes).
You want to choose a safe, sensitive and appropriate moisturizer for the area where crow’s feet form. Erase Cosmetic’s Visage Lovely Eyes Triple Action Eye Serum is a great choice.
Our triple performance treatment provides deep moisture to diminish fine lines and wrinkles around your eye contour, while illuminating under-eye dark circles and dramatically reduce puffiness. It’s an all-in-one serum, safe for sensitive skin and one of the best ways to get rid of crow’s feet.