Crow’s Feet – the unflatter crinkles and wrinkles in the corners of your eyes. How do you get them, and how do you avoid them?

What causes crow’s feet to form in the corners of your eyes and how can you treat them with an anti wrinkle eye cream? Get advice on fighting eye area aging from Murad’s anti aging experts.

Crow’s feet are the small, radial lines and wrinkles around the corners of the eyes that resemble the shape of birds’ feet. You may also hear them referred to as “laugh lines” or “age lines.” Often, crow’s feet are one of the first signs of aging, usually appearing in the mid-20s. They start off as small, shallow wrinkles and deepen over time.

What Causes Crow’s Feet?
Treat and Prevent Crow's FeetThe basic causes of crow’s feet are no different than the causes of any other type of wrinkle. However, there are two specific factors that contribute to the development and deepening of crow’s feet around the eyes. At the most basic level, as the production of collagen slows down with age and the hormonal changes leading up to menopause, the body no longer has the ability to “push” healthy skin back out with hydrated fullness. More specific to crow’s feet, as elastin weakens in the skin with age, the skin cannot “spring back” from a wrinkled or creased state as quickly. Since the skin around the eyes is thin and doesn’t contain oil-producing glands like the rest of the skin on the face does, wrinkles will develop more rapidly in the form of crow’s feet.

The sun and exposure to UV rays is a major factor contributing to the appearance of crow’s feet. The sun causes skin aging in many ways, primarily by inhibiting the production of collagen. And the skin around the eyes is exposed to the sun more regularly and typically with less protection than the rest of the face. Spending time in the sun also causes people to squint their eyes, which can eventually lead to crow’s feet. Even if you wear sunglasses when you’re driving or spending an extended period of time in the sun, all of those short walks to and from your car can add up over time.

Of course, repetitive motions can lead to the development of wrinkles as well, and squinting (particularly in bright light) can contribute to the severity and onset of crow’s feet. Sunglasses, hats and tinted car windows can all help to reduce the repetitive motions around your eyes that lead to Crow’s Feet. And, of course, smile instead of frown!

On the Murad Skin Deep Blog: How to Avoid and Reduce Eye Wrinkles and Crow’s Feet

Hydrate and Protect Against Sun Damage and Crow's Feet

Preventing Crow’s Feet
While you can’t prevent crow’s feet wrinkles entirely, you can delay their development and reduce their severity. Following the principles of Inclusive Health® to keep your skin and your whole body healthy will give you younger–looking skin, and that includes the skin around your eyes. Be sure to:

Stay Hydrated: Hydrated skin is healthy, youthful-looking skin. To help keep your skin hydrated from
within, eat your water as described in Dr. Murad’s best–selling book The Water Secret.

Anti Aging Diet: Eat foods that are rich in antioxidants, like fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants are nature’s warriors against the free radicals that cause aging skin.

Reduce Cultural Stress™: Stress can speed up the signs of aging. Reduce stress in your life to help minimize the signs of aging on your skin.

Get Enough Sleep: Sleep deprivation, often a result of Cultural Stress, can also make your skin look older.

Reduce Exposure to Toxins: Minimize your exposure to toxins from things like pollutants, chemicals, household products and cigarette smoke.

However, when it comes to preventing crow’s feet, the most important thing is to minimize sun exposure.

Wear Sunglasses or Hats: Always wear sunglasses when you’re outside during the day. Even if they don’t have UV protective lenses, sunglasses help reduce squinting. Wearing a hat will also help.

Use a Preventive SPF Protection Eye Cream: Keeping the skin around your eyes hydrated and protecting it from sun damage can help delay and diminish the development of crow’s feet. Murad Essential-C Eye Cream SPF 15 | PA++ hydrates to restore moisture and diminish the look of fine lines, while SPF 15 helps guard against sun damage.

Smile: Frowning can create the repetitive motion that causes intense crow’s feet. Be happy, be relaxed and smile.

Treating Crow’s Feet
At some point, we all develop crow’s feet. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to treat them. Most importantly, use an anti aging eye cream to rehydrate and firm the skin around the corners of your eyes. Murad offers a number of anti wrinkle eye creams that can help restore firmness and reduce the appearance of crow’s feet.

On the Murad Skin Deep Blog: Murad Intensive Wrinkle Reducer® for Eyes Customer Reviews

Murad Intensive Wrinkle Reducer® for Eyes

This anti wrinkle eye treatment improves cell turnover and increases collagen synthesis to reduce the appearance of eye wrinkles and increase skin firmness
around the eyes by up to 40%.

Murad Renewing Eye Cream

In addition to reducing medium to deep wrinkles, this eye cream also reduces puffiness and dark circles. Eyes not only look younger with fewer lines and wrinkles, they also look healthier and brighter.

Eye wrinkles are inevitable with age, but by using anti wrinkle eye cream treatments and taking other preventive measures, you can keep the skin around your eyes looking smooth and youthful for years to come.

Ready to learn more? Next, we’ll briefly discuss wrinkles under the eyes and how to treat and avoid them.

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Product Resources for Crow’s Feet Treatment

If you’re looking for a treatment to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles, try the following Murad skin care and anti aging products.

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Murad Essential-C Eye Cream SPF 15 | PA++

Hydrates and infuses the skin with antioxidants to prevent and diminish the appearance of eye wrinkles while preventing sun damage.

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Buy Murad Intensive Wrinkle Reducer® for Eyes Now

Murad Intensive Wrinkle Reducer® for Eyes

This anti wrinkle eye treatment improves cell turnover and increases collagen synthesis to reduce the appearance of eye wrinkles and increase skin firmness around the eyes by up to 40%.

Buy Murad Intensive Wrinkle Reducer® for Eyes Now
Buy Murad Renewing Eye Cream Now

Murad Renewing Eye Cream

In addition to reducing medium to deep wrinkles, this eye cream also reduces puffiness and dark circles. Eyes not only look younger with fewer lines and wrinkles, they also look healthier and brighter.

Buy Murad Renewing Eye Cream Now

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What Did You Just Learn About Crow’s Feet?

In this section of the Murad Anti Aging Skin Care and Resource Center, you should have learned the
following points:

  • Crow’s feet are the radial wrinkles that form in the corners of the eyes that resemble birds’ feet.
  • Crow’s feet can be caused by changes in the collagen and elastin in your body as you age or go through a hormonal shift.
  • The sun and exposure to UV rays is a major factor contributing to the development of crow’s feet because the skin around your eyes is extremely delicate and very susceptible to damage.
  • Sun exposure often causes repetitive squinting, another factor in the development of crow’s feet.
  • To prevent crow’s feet, user proper sun protection, including an SPF eye cream, sunglasses and a hat.
  • To treat crow’s feet, use a hydrating eye cream that helps boost collagen production.

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