Crow’s feet are one of the most common ageing concerns – discover how to get rid of these fine lines with our handy guide and top award-winning buys
Eyes are among the first areas of the body to show signs of ageing – the delicate skin around your peepers is 40 percent thinner than the rest of your face, causing wrinkles to appear quickly. The need to smile and use your facial muscles makes it impossible not to move the skin around the eyes – this combined with a loss of elasticity and collagen creates crow’s feet.
Protect against sun damage
UV rays from the sun can damage your sensitive eyes, so make sure you protect this area by using SPF cream and sunglasses!
is made up of amino acids – those protein building-blocks that give cells their structure, but as we age our body produces less and less. Look out for products containing retinol and peptides. Also known as vitamin A₁, retinol increases skin cell turnover and stimulates collagen synthesis. As this substance depletes, peptides are naturally produced. These have been proven to prompt the body to create more collagen – by incorporating products with peptides into your skincare regime, you are mimicking this natural stimulation.
Keeping the area around your eyes hydrated is crucial to stop wrinkles from forming. This part of your face has fewer pores, meaning that the skin provides less natural moisture, leading to dryness and the creation of fine lines. It’s a good idea to choose a moisturiser that is specially formulated for use around the delicate eye area.
Use a light-reflecting concealer
Aside from applying skincare products, there is another trick for banishing crow’s feet – using light-reflecting concealer. In addition to covering wrinkles and blemishes, the light reflecting qualities make fine lines seem diminished by giving the face a soft-focus finish.
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