Crow’s feet are a natural part of the ageing process. Over time, as you smile, laugh, and frown, the muscles around your eyes react, move and create fine lines as a result. Other factors like lifestyle habits and genetics can also contribute to the appearance of these lines around the eyes. Even though they’re a sign of lots of laughter and smiling, they can make people feel insecure, especially when they start to develop heavier, deep-set wrinkles. If you’re feeling self-conscious about your wrinkles, here are our top tips for preventing crow’s feet below.

Eat a Healthy Diet 

What you put into your body impacts every aspect of it, including your skin. If you’re eating lots of processed carbs and junk, this can accelerate the ageing process and damage the collagen that your skin needs to stay subtle, plump, and smooth. Conversely, eating a healthy diet that’s rich in antioxidants can greatly benefit your skin by slowing down the ageing process. Antioxidants fight free radicals, which cause our skin to age faster. They also help to reduce inflammation, allowing the skin to repair itself and stimulate collagen production. Feeding your body healthy foods gives it the tools it needs to keep your skin healthy. 

Foods to Avoid:

  • Fried foods
  • White bread
  • White sugar
  • Margarine
  • Processed meats
  • Dairy

Drink More Water

One of the easiest ways to enhance the look of your skin and reduce fine lines is by drinking more water. Our bodies are more than 60% water, but most of us are chronically dehydrated, contributing to a slew of issues, including premature ageing. To help your skin look its best, increase your water intake, aiming for at least six tall glasses per day. 

Reduce Coffee and Alcohol Consumption

Coffee and alcohol are diuretics, meaning they cause fluid loss. This is why when you drink coffee or alcohol, they make you want to urinate more frequently. You don’t have to give up your morning cup of Joe, though. Just try to have a glass of water after drinking either of these beverages. If you’re going to have alcohol, avoid heavy consumption and try to stick to an occasional glass of red wine, which has antioxidants in it.

Protect Your Face From the Sun

Excessive sun exposure is one of the leading causes of premature ageing and wrinkles. To protect your skin and prevent Crow’s Feet, use UVA and UVB sunscreen whenever you go outside. Don’t forget your sunglasses and a hat as well. These can reduce your eyes from squinting and developing lines.

Prioritize Sleep

Sleep is essential for your body to heal and restore itself. Getting at least 8 hours of quality deep sleep increases the human growth hormone, which repairs damaged cells and helps to keep our skin more youthful. In addition, cortisol, a stress hormone that can lead to a range of problems, including ageing skin, is also minimized during deep sleep. So if you’ve been skipping out on sleep or struggling to get a good night’s rest, don’t ignore it. Focus on finding a solution that will help you sleep deeply each night.

How Can I Get Rid of Crow’s Feet?

If you have Crow’s Feet and they’re impacting how you feel whenever you look in the mirror, there’s a quick and easy solution that can eliminate them. Botox injections work by relaxing the muscles around the eyes, which contribute to these fine lines. It effectively prevents wrinkles from forming for up to four months. 

To learn more about Botox and how it can benefit your skin, book a consultation at Ottawa Skin Clinic today!