If there are two little words that can send shivers down the spines of just about anyone older than the age of 25, they are “crow’s feet.” Crow’s feet, for many, represent the first sign of aging. The tiny wrinkles beginning at the corners of the eyes can often go unnoticed if you’re not looking carefully. Unfortunately, once they appear, it’s almost impossible to see anything else. Thankfully you don’t have to accept crow’s feet as a way of life.
If you’ve already noticed the development of these fine lines and wrinkles, there are ways to correct the issue, better yet, if you haven’t begun to see these wrinkles, you can take action in preventing the problem. So, when it comes to how to prevent crow’s feet, here are a few tips, tricks, and suggestions you can take advantage of.
Tips on How to Prevent Crow’s Feet
Here are some great working tips and tricks on how to prevent crow’s feet that you can take advantage of:
Cover Your Face
Whenever you’re out in the sun, you need to do everything you can to cover your face. Premature aging of the skin is a direct result of the sun and therefore the biggest contributing factor of wrinkles and crow’s feet. Since UV exposure is responsible for 80% of visible facial aging signs, protecting yourself is key. There are several ways you can go about doing this. First, invest in UV-blocking sunglasses that cover not only your eyes but the skin around your eyes. Larger sunglasses will help block damaging rays from around the orbital area of thinner, delicate skin.
Beyond this, you should look into investing in a large brim hat as well. Whether you go with the classic sun hat with a wide, floppy brim, or you opt for something else that meets your personal style, there are all kinds of fun options available for you to consider. The purpose is to keep your eyes in the shade.
Rock SPF Facial Moisturizer
Even if your eyes and face are in the shade, you will still be the target of sunlight. Cloudy days will affect your face practically as much as a regular, sunny day, and yet most people don’t walk around with sunglasses, sun umbrellas, or large hats. For adequate and continuous protection, you will want to apply an SPF facial moisturizer several times a day. Chances are, your current brand of face moisturizer may contain some SPF. We recommend you look for a broad-spectrum, physical, or mineral sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 in it, although higher such as SPF45 or 50 is even better. SPF 15 doesn’t do all that much. While it offers limited protection, if you’re going to apply an SPF moisturizer, you should go with something more substantial than properly protects your face and the delicate area around your eyes.
You should regularly reapply SPF to your skin throughout the day. If you’re out and about, at least three times a day, although more is generally okay too. There are also a few great moisturizing SPF powder sunscreens that may be easier to reapply throughout the day. Our staff will gladly recommend the right SPF moisturizer as well as offer other options for your face specific to your skin type.
Consider Botox as a Preventative Measure
This is something that not everyone looks into, but it is something you may want to consider. For most people who get Botox, it is used to correct existing wrinkles. This is perfectly natural, and a great way to make corrections to areas of your face that you want to improve upon. However, it is also an excellent way to prevent the development of wrinkles.
There are several factors at play when it comes to the development of wrinkles. One aspect is the muscles will constrict and retract repeatedly, which can then break down the skin. As you age, your skin gets looser, the texture changes, skin can no longer repair itself as often as it did when you were younger, leading to sagging skin and eventually the development of wrinkles. However, Botox can assist with this. When used to prevent the development of wrinkles, Botox injections will relax certain muscles preventing them from tightening, in turn eliminating or at least postponing the development of fine lines, creases, and wrinkles we call crow’s feet.
When you use this kind of preventative measure, you can defend against crow’s feet six months (or longer) at a time. However, you will want to work with a skilled professional who knows how to correctly use Botox as a preventative measure to avoid the development of wrinkles. Our professional skin health providers at The Skin Center, by CPS, are masters of preventative Botox.
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Hopefully, you are doing this regularly, but if not, you should be. Proper exfoliation will help prevent wrinkles and reduce the appearance of fine lines as well. When you exfoliate, you are gently removing the dead skin cells that would otherwise build up on your face while also stimulating the production of new skin cells. Exfoliating reduces the appearance of the crow’s feet and reveals healthy, glowing skin.
Personalized Care For Your Skin
Everyone’s skin is a little different. This means your skincare routine needs are unique from everyone else as well. Now, while you should still follow the tips and tricks mentioned above when it comes to your face, it is always best to receive professional assistance and advice for products specific to your skin type.
Whether you have oily skin or dry skin, whether your skin burns easily or you have a darker complexion that doesn’t burn, there are skincare products formulated to meet your individual needs. We are happy to help introduce you to skincare products specific to your skin, including those specifically designed to help with the prevention of crow’s feet.
Give our team here at The Skin Center, by CPS a call and schedule an in-person consultation today.