Call them laugh lines or smile lines, happy lines or a sign of maturity. By any name, the crinkly and wrinkly lines that appear at the outer edges of the eyes, often by the mid- to late-30s, may tell a story of a life full of laughter and smiles – but these wrinkles are also a tell-tale sign of aging. Here are six proven solutions from Kristals skin care professionals to keep crow’s feet away and even reverse their signs of aging on your face.
Kristals Skin Care Tips: 6 Proven Solutions for Crow’s Feet
1) Rescue remedy: Retinols
A prescription or over-the-counter cream or serum containing retinol increases your skin’s production of collagen. This nourishes your skin’s structure, restoring firmness and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Kristals’ SAPPHIRE Retinol Firming & Lifting Eye Cream, designed to reverse time’s damage to this highly visible region, renews your delicate eye area. To our sapphire and retinol formula, we add retinyl palmitate, also known as encapsulated vitamin A, which penetrates outer layers to erase fine lines. The formula also features vitamin E; this powerful and effective antioxidant reduces oxidative damage to freshen skin’s appearance. Rounding out the skin-pampering ingredients is luxurious African Shea Butter, which provides moisturizing fatty acids that will transform your skin imparting a new glow.
2) Professional help #1: A light skin peel
If your crow’s feet have deep crevices, ask your dermatologist if a light skin peel is right for you. Having several over the course of several months could improve skin significantly. Remember to protect your smooth, new skin from the sun’s damaging rays with an SPF-30 moisturizer, a broad-brimmed hat and sunglasses with wide side arms.
3) Professional help #2: Botox
For more lasting benefits, consider Botox. Botox injections, long used to smooth wrinkles on the forehead, can also help around the eyes. They work by blocking nerve signals in tiny muscles at the corners of the eyes so skin stays smooth and uncreased. Sometimes, dermatologists also recommend dermal fillers to fill out areas with deep creases. You may need repeat Botox injections every three to six months.
4) Your make-up kit: Camouflage
Draw attention away from the wrinkles and to wear it belongs: On your beautiful eyes. Moisturize crow’s feet then use this three-step process to hide them: Use an eye make-up primer containing silica to fill in creases. Follow with a concealer to lighten the area a little – reflecting light diminishes lines. Then move on to the rest of your eye make-up routine.
5) Smart prevention #1: Sun protection
No matter what, protecting the delicate skin near your eyes – and all over your face – is an investment that will help reduce the risk for deeper, wider, longer crow’s feet in the years to come. It’s especially important after skin peels and other treatments that expose younger and even more delicate skin. Go with an SPF-30 product plus a pair of trendy sunglasses with wide arms that shade this area stylishly.
6) Smart prevention #2: An anti-wrinkle diet
Discourage crow’s feet and wrinkles from the inside out by choosing foods full of cell-protecting antioxidants and good fats. Great choices: Colorful fruits and vegetables and healthy fats from olive oil, nuts, avocado, seafood.
About Kristals Cosmetics
Kristals Cosmetics specializes in formulating leading-edge skincare products using gemstone-infused technology. Kristals’ bioenergized formulas blend the holistic health benefits of amber, ruby, sapphire, rock crystal, and other precious and semi-precious stones with proven skincare ingredients such as peptides, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid to help promote gemstone-based beauty rooted in organic ingredients.