Laughing and smiling are two things that make life enjoyable. But the effects they have on your skin? Not as lovely. Each year you blow out your birthday candles, your skin starts to lose collagen, which is what helps keep your skin look so smooth, supple and youthful. You might even start to see crow’s feet develop around your eyes, even when you’re not smiling. These lines can start to appear as early as your 20s (scary, right?). But we have good news – the delicate skin around your eyes actually responds faster to anti-aging treatments than any other area of your body. We’re guessing you want to start getting rid of your crow’s feet as fast as possible, so we’ll cut to the chase. Here are a few tips to diminish those fine lines for a more youthful complexion:
Reach for a product with retinol
In order to finally say good riddance to your crow’s feet, you’ll need the right tools going into battle. Retinoid is what you’ll need to increase your skin’s collagen production and gradually reduce the appearance of the fine lines surrounding your eyes. Dr. Dennis products containing a powerful retinol that plumps up the fine lines around your eyes and smooths and firms your skin. And hey – if you have any dark spots, this serum will go to work on fading those too!
Always have your sunglasses by your side
Squinting is a big cause of the formation of crow’s feet, and continuing to squint certainly won’t be doing those fine lines any favors. Don’t rely on those $10 glasses that you got at the convenience store. A pair of good quality sunglasses are something that is 100 percent worth investing in – trust us! Your sunglasses should protect your eyes from ultraviolet radiation and prevent you from squinting when you’re outside. Look for a pair of glasses with complete UVA and UVB protection to keep your eyes shielded from the sun.
Pay attention to indoor light
Do the lighting conditions throughout your home allow you to read without squinting? You don’t want to be squinting trying to read a recipe, a letter on the fridge or your book at night. Doing so can eventually form permanent wrinkles. Make sure to give yourself enough light so that you don’t need to squint.
Use an eye cream
Fine lines like crow’s feet are significantly less noticeable on moisturized skin. Applying lotion can keep the skin around your eyes hydrated, supple and youthful, and minimize the appearance of crow’s feet. Creams can be used morning and night to keep your eyes moisturized at all times. The cream contains vitamins A and E to fight environmental factors like free radicals and promotes cell renewal for natural, healthy looking skin.