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Crow's Feet Before 40s? Here's What You Can Do!

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(Photo : Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash) woman smiling with lines on face

How soon should we be expecting crow's feet?

You know the smile lines on the edges of your eyes that resemble winged eyeliner, but that it takes on a V-shape like -- as the name suggests -- the foot of a crow.

It starts with two lines, and without eye cream, you'll have a lot more.

Crow's feet are more apparent in our 40s, but they often start to show in our late thirties. In some cases, though, crow's feet lines can appear as early as our mid-20s!

What are Crow's Feet?

The skin around the eyes is thinner than the skin on the rest of our face. This is also why we can get dark circles and eye bags. Crow's feet are not fine lines, as they are deeper and more pronounced.

Like dark circles, crow's feet are a sign of aging. As we age, crow's feet lines will extend longer and go deeper. This happens as the skin around our eyes loses elasticity and natural oils. Hence, it is normal and inevitable for most of us.

Why Do We Get Crow's Feet?

Crow's feet are a sign of a happy life, a life well-lived. These are eye wrinkles that show lots of facial contractions from smiling and squinting, especially around the outer corner of the eye.

Loss of fat around the eye area can also make crow's feet more apparent.

Can You Prevent Crow's Feet?

Following through with a beauty routine for your face as young as you can is a good way to delay the appearance of crow's feet. SPF 30+ sunscreen should be a must for your skincare routine.

Also, avoid mirrored lenses when possible as it tends to attract sunlight and cause sun damage on your skin. Opt for sunglasses that have a sidebar and UV light filter.

Vitamin C serum can also help minimize the appearance of crow's feet.

Most importantly, start using eye cream in your 20s. Eye creams with Vitamin C, retinol and niacinamide can help prevent crow's line and other skin issues around the eyes.

What If I Already Have Crow's Feet?

Depending on how deep and pronounced your crow's feet lines are, consider getting a Botox in your thirties. Treatments like Dysport and Jeuveau work their magic on crow's feet lines, too.

Botox stops contraction when injected into the outer corners of the eyes, so the crow's feet will temporarily disappear for up to 4 months.

Dermal fillers for crow's feet can last up to a year. Keep in mind that topical anesthetic cream will be used for this treatment.

EYE CREAMS FOR CROW'S FEET - OUR TOP PICKS

Alpha Skincare Nourishing Eye Cream

We have an inclination towards eye creams in a tube, as the ingredients are less exposed during use rather than eye cream in a jar.

This formulation fights wrinkles, even under makeup. At an affordable price, this is the eye cream to get if you want to undo crow's feet without getting botox.

Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream

The formulation is not heavy and greasy. It moisturizes around the eye area well and the skin absorbs it quickly. For those who have sensitive skin, this is the eye cream to consider.

iS Clinical Youth Eye Complex

This lightweight formulation won't feel sticky on the skin. It does wonders around the eye area, including combating crow's feet lines and wrinkles under the eyes and reducing puffiness.

Olay Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum 

Olay formulated this product with ingredients that are great for anti-aging. It has antioxidants, niacinamide and is fragrance-free. It works both on crow's feet and dark circles. 

Revision D.E.J Eye Cream with Pump

We like this formulation that includes Vitamin C, which is excellent for overall skincare. It also has goji fruit and peptides to minimize crow's feet and fine lines.

Like the Youth Eye Complex, this formulation is not too thick. It also works as a great eye moisturizer.

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