Causes and Remedies for Crow’s Feet

· 3rd July 2015

Many people wonder why they start to get crow’s feet around the sides of their eyes during their late 20s and early 30s. Is it just a fact of life? No! There are ways to minimise these fine lines. Find out how in this article. You’re in the right place!

Eye stress

The first and most powerful ways to reduce fine lines around the eyes is to minimise eye stress. Simply caring for the area will bring great dividends. Wear sunglasses whenever it’s sunny, so your eyes don’t have to squint against the harsh light. It’s great to be outside and stay active, just make sure your eyes are protected against the harmful rays of the sun.

Wearing an eye cream at night is a nice way to care for the skin around your eyes, but don’t forget to put on some SPFs during the day, too.

Stress in itself can max out your body’s ability to protect itself against free radicals. Eating a diet rich in antioxidants and minimising stress can help a lot. Load up on the berries, the spinach, the acai and eat plenty of fresh foods to support your skin. Silicon-rich foods are also essential. More about that later!

Exercises for the face? Well, yes, facial exercises are the latest big thing! Don’t just exercise your body and forget about your face. Treat it to some fitness-promoting, saggy-skin curing work. One great one for lines under the eyes involves placing all of your fingers on the little bone directly underneath your eyes. Pull down gently and look upwards. Keeping your fingers firmly on your skin and bone, try to close your eyes, putting emphasis on the lower lids rising. Do 20 repetitions twice daily, and give yourself a little massage afterward to make sure the muscles are relaxed and you feel good.

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Weakened liver

A weak liver can make crow’s feet appear quickly. Support your liver by periodically cleansing it, and drinking green juices and adding lemon and other citrus into your diet. Minimise bad fats, especially refined oils that aren’t related to coconuts or olives!

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Lack of silicon

Silicon is so very good for us but is often overlooked. It’s a beautifying mineral that strengthens connective tissues, bones and nails, hair and skin. It helps prevent atherosclerosis, insomnia, skin disorders, TB and crow’s feet and other fine lines.

Get glowing, youthful-looking skin by getting enough silicon into your diet. Apples, cereals, raw cabbage, peanuts, carrots, onions, cucumber, pumpkin, fish, unrefined grains, almonds and oranges contain silicon.

It’s also plentiful in cucumbers and horsetail. Horsetail is a herb you can find in most health food shops. Boil it in water to make a tea, and sip it regularly.

Caring for the area around the eye

Egg whites

Egg whites help tighten the skin, so they make the perfect remedy for crow’s feet. To make a crow’s feet-busting remedy, beat one egg white until it’s foamy. Apply this to the outside of the eye area, and then along the cheekbones. Leave the foamy whites on for around ten minutes, then wipe it off with a cloth soaking in very cold water. You can use this treatment twice a week.

Papaya

Papaya contains a lot of vitamin C, so it’s great for the skin. If you slice it and leave a slice sitting on your eye area for ten minutes daily, you’ll notice a difference in the crow’s feet.

Another lovely papaya remedy involves mashing half a ripe papaya and one tablespoon of olive oil. Apply this mask on for ten minutes, then wash it off with cold water. This can be used every two days on your crow’s feet, or the whole face.

Milk

Milk diminishes the appearance of wrinkles because it contains glycolic acid. It sloughs away dead skin cells and promotes collagen skin. To make the most of its properties, just soak a clean cloth in milk and place it on the crow’s feet. Keep the cloth on for ten minutes twice a day. Rinse with cold water afterward for best results.

Vitamin E

This strong antioxidant is essential of regeneration and can help keep the skin looking supple and young-looking. Use two capsules of vitamin E oil and put the contents into a bowl, then apply it to your eyes with your ring finger. Massage it in for a few minutes before you go to bed every night.

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