Preventative Steps for Crow’s Feet

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Crow’s feet, one of the more unflattering terms used in the beauty industry, are the small wrinkles that appear in the outer crevices of your eyes. These are largely the effect of smiling and frowning, and plenty of women and men start to develop them around their mid-30’s. Aside from wrinkle treatment, there are many preventative and reactive steps you can take to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet.

Protection from the Sun

Wearing sunscreen is one of the most important ways you can prevent any kind of skin damage or wrinkles. The sun’s UV rays cause your skin to age and develop fine lines, like crow’s feet. Sunglasses – preferably ones with built-in UV protection – are also a necessity to prevent fine lines from developing around your eyes. When combined, sunscreen and sunglasses create a powerful sun-resistant exterior, keeping your skin looking youthful and fresh.

Hydration, Both Inside and Out

A moisturizing eye cream should become a part of your daily beauty routine, if it isn’t already. Hydrating creams lessen the appearance of fine lines, and the best results come from a cream containing hyaluronic acid applied once in the morning and once at night. In addition to hydrating your skin’s exterior, drinking plenty of water is essential for beautiful, glowing skin. Drinking water will keep you from needing frequent wrinkle treatment services in the future.

Faces Need Massage, Too!

Crow’s feet pop up due to muscle strain from facial expressions, and if these muscles can be relaxed, it will aid in decreasing the severity of fine lines. As you apply eye cream every night, take a few minutes to massage the muscles around your eyes and loosen up the tension. In addition, treat yourself to the occasional facial, as it will help increase circulation in your face.

Under the Needle

Botox is a surefire way to prevent crow’s feet from forming and diminish the severity of already-set lines. It paralyzes the muscles around your eyes, causing them to avoid contraction which deepens wrinkles. Some people choose to combine Botox treatments with other needle-free options, such as lasers or peptides.

Crow’s feet may not be avoidable, but they can be treatable. If you are looking to do away with wrinkles or fine lines, Summit Skin and Vein Care can help. Call us today at (816) 533-4398 for a free consultation, or fill out our online form to request a wrinkle treatment appointment.

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