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It's no secret that our eyes are one of the first areas to show signs of aging.
While the fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area seem normal, they're also one of the most common aging concerns. Scientifically referred to as the contraction of the orbicularis oculi or the Duchenne marker, the wrinkles around the eyes are commonly known as Crow’s Feet.
You're probably thinking: Is there anything I can do to avoid Crow’s Feet? Or how do I make them less noticeable if they're already there?
Keep scrolling to learn more about what causes wrinkles around the eyes and how to prevent and minimise their appearance.
What are Crow’s Feet?
Crow’s feet are those little lines spreading out from the corners of your eyes. They’re the perpendicular pull lines around the eyes that resemble the feet of a crow—hence the name. They’re specifically found where the muscles insert into the skin, and as we age, the lines get deeper and longer.
What causes Crow’s Feet?Facial Expressions
The eyes play a significant role in almost every facial expression used to communicate. The orbicularis oculi muscle surrounds the eye and is responsible for controlling the closing of the eye. When this muscle is activated, it causes the crow’s feet to form. Crow’s feet deepens over time because of tiny muscle contractions that happen every time you make a facial expression.
Fewer Oil Glands
The eye area has fewer sebaceous (oil secretion) glands, making it especially vulnerable to dehydration, wrinkles, and sagging. Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes are caused by moisture loss in the horny cell layer within the skin. It’s the equivalent of cracks in the earth due to a lack of water.
Your eye area is also more susceptible to environmental damage like UV rays and pollution. Squinting, excessive blinking, eye strain, and tugging at the eye area are all additional causes of damage and will eventually cause lines and wrinkles.
The Aging Process
Add to it the natural loss of the skin-smoothing layer of fat beneath your skin as you age, and you've got a formula for lines.
Types of Crow’s Feet
There are two different types of wrinkles: dynamic and static.
Dynamic wrinkles are those that appear during muscle contraction, such as when you are smiling.
Static wrinkles are visible all the time, even when the face is at rest.
No matter which type of crow’s feet you have, there are preventative and treatment options available.
How to Prevent Crow’s Feet?
Remember the age-old saying, preventative care is key.
Repetitive motions like frowning can cause creases in your skin to break the collagen and elastin fibers. This repetitive motion stretches out the delicate skin around your eyes and forehead, leading to wrinkles.
Protect yourself against UV Rays
Wear SPF and Sunglasses. To prevent UV damage and premature aging, it’s essential to wear SPF and eyeglasses. Remember squinting from the sun’s rays is a repetitive movement. It can cause the collagen and elastin fibers to break down and wrinkles to form. Use SPF products such as Nudy Veil.
Eat Healthy Foods
Consuming antioxidant-rich foods such as coconut oil, blueberries, strawberries, cantaloupe, and walnuts is a great way to keep skin healthy and nourished. As well as Vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin E are all frequently used in skincare products. By incorporating foods rich in these vitamins into your diet, you’ll be helping your skin to form healthy new cells.
How to treat Crow’s Feet?
Because this area is very delicate, products specifically formulated for the eye should be used. Using harsh facial cleansers and scrubs can be too rough and deprive the skin of essential moisture.
For brighter, healthier-looking skin in this area, add targeted treatments to your daily regimen. Using targeted and gentle skincare treatments specifically formulated for the eye area is crucial. This will keep the area nourished, hydrated, brighter and give it an overall healthier look.
Our QuSome Eye Serum provides superior benefits within a daily and comprehensive anti-aging care regimen.
b.glen's QuSome Eye Serum targets fine lines and eye bags under your eyes. It warms the area to increase blood flow to the eyes to help lighten and lift bags.
The Serum has a unique combination of substances such as Argilline, a peptide component, and Munapsys, which restores clarity to the eye region. Both of which act to rejuvenate the eye region, giving it a bright and young appearance.
There’s nothing wrong with getting some wrinkles and fine lines under your eyes. As this area is vulnerable to the aging process, UV damage, and other factors, protection from UV rays and a healthy lifestyle may make it possible to avoid fine lines or reduce their appearance, but may not get rid of them entirely. Using the QuSome Eye Serum is a great way to combat the wrinkles around your eyes.