Crows Feet And How to Avoid Them


Even if you take excellent care of your skin, there are still factors can speed the aging process, causing an increase in fine lines and wrinkles.


Crow’s feet are those tiny, fine lines that extend from the corners of your eyes. These wrinkles are often the first signs of aging and can form as early as your 30s, and most of us really just don’t like them. Crow’s feet are dynamic wrinkles, which means they are noticeable when the muscles in your face contract, such as when you smile or squint. Below you will find seven common causes of crow’s feet, as well as some ways of minimizing their appearance.


1. SQUINTING

This one might seem obvious but you probably catch yourself squinting those peepers more often than you think. Every time you forget your sunglasses or squint at the computer screen, you’re increasing the likelihood of crow’s feet and wrinkles around the eye area. And the more repetitive the facial expressions, the deeper the wrinkles over time. But don’t panic, your squinting won’t cause crow’s feet overnight, there are a number of things you can do to avoid fine lines around the eye area. 


2. STRESS

Not only can stress cause strain on your heart and immune system, it can also wreak havoc on your complexion. According to the Huffington Post, researchers found that “people with the most work-related stress had the shortest telomeres, causing cells to die or become damaged, which may speed up the aging process.


3. SUGAR

Sugars in your diet isn't healthy, but did you know it can also age your skin?

This scary process is called glycation where sugar bonds with proteins in your body. These sugar-bonded proteins produce free radicals which destroy your collagen and elastin, the building blocks that keep your skin strong and supple.


4. SOAPS & SULFATES 

If you’re using harsh soaps or cleansers that contain sulfates, you may want to rethink your skin care routine. According to Today Beauty, “Sodium lauryl sulfate is a harsh emulsifier that is found in body washes, facial cleansers, and soap; it rids the skin of dirt and oil while breaking down precious lipids, the glue that binds skin cells together.


5. SUN DAMAGE

90% of aging is caused by photo damage, exposure to sunlight may be what causes crows feet around eyes, because of something called photo-aging. Leave anything out in the sun for a while and it will become dry and faded. Depending on the material, it may become wrinkled, too. Some materials are more susceptible to photo-aging than others, because of free radicals.


6. FREE RADICALS

Human skin contains free radicals that can damage cellular DNA and lead to aging. Exposure to sunlight causes the number of free radicals to increase and stimulates them to do this kind of damage. Use Anti-Oxidant skin care, Glory Essentials offers plant powered anti-oxidant serums and moisturizers. Repairing Serum by Glory Essentials has wonderful skin benefits of vitamin C, rosehip, geranium, aiding skin in corrective damage from uv rays.


7. SMOKING

Smoking causes crow’s feet wrinkles by damaging elastin fibers and collagen production through the deprivation of blood and oxygen to the skin. It also exacerbates these wrinkles because you often squint to keep the smoke out of our eyes.


Minimizing Crows Feet

To help prevent crow’s feet there are a few things you can do. First, when out in the sun, use a broad spectrum sunscreen to help prevent sun damage. Follow a gentle skincare routine with Glory Essentials Skin Care that includes products that contain skin-repairing ingredients, anti-oxidants other anti-aging ingredients and eye treatments. While moisturizers can usually help plump up fine lines, crow’s feet are deeper, so may not respond well to toxic general moisturizers.

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