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How to combat crow's feet around the eyes

Over time, the skin undergoes a natural aging process, becoming less and less elastic and toned. This is due to a decrease in the production of elastin and collagen, two proteins that give the skin tone and softness. This can lead to the appearance of the first wrinkles and fine lines, especially in the most sensitive areas such as the eye and lip zones.

Around the eyes, so-called "crow's feet" wrinkles may appear. These wrinkles are fine lines that start at the outer edge of the eyes and extend toward the temples.

Let's find out what they look like, why they appear, and how to treat them.

What are crow's feet?

As the years go by, wrinkles, fine lines and signs of aging begin to appear. The most sensitive areas are the first to be affected, those most susceptible to facial expressions, such as around the lips and eyes.

Around the eye area, it is possible for crow's feet to form. These are a type of wrinkle that fan out from the corner of the eye.

This is a very common condition, especially for more mature skin. As the skin thins, it becomes more susceptible to the formation of wrinkles.

These wrinkles appear even when the skin is younger, for example when you smile, in the form of an expression line. As the skin becomes more mature, however, it loses elasticity and expression lines become permanent wrinkles.

What are the causes of crow's feet?

The appearance of wrinkles is a natural phenomenon as the skin inevitably loses elasticity with the passing of time.

But there are also other causes that contribute to their occurrence:

  • Excessive UV exposure, especially without sunscreen;
  • Poor nutrition;
  • Smoking;
  • Smog and pollution;
  • Genetic predisposition.

How to combat and treat crow's feet

In order to counteract the appearance of crow's feet wrinkles, we can take some steps. First, it’s essential to always cleanse your skin, morning and night. Every day, smog, dust and pollution are deposited on your skin, not to mention makeup. If you don’t cleanse your skin properly, these deposits will affect the elasticity of your skin, encouraging the appearance of wrinkles.

Another factor that accelerates the appearance of crow's feet isexcessive exposure to the sun. UV rays are primarily responsible for photoaging, which accelerates the appearance of fine lines and signs of aging.

Moisturizing is the most important step: hydrated skin will be more elastic, toned and able to resist the passing of time. It’s therefore a good idea to introduce a moisturizer, both for the face and the eye area, to your skincare routine.

Finally, to make the skin more elastic, you can try facial gymnastics. This is a series of exercises that tone the muscles, giving the skin more elasticity.

Which products to use to treat wrinkles around the eyes

The eye area is a very sensitive zone that requires specific products. Biotherm recommends Blue Therapy Eye, the eye contour cream, to combat wrinkles and dark circles. With its fresh texture, it nourishes the eye area, giving the skin a brighter and firmer appearance. It can also be used as a base, before applying makeup.

With regular use, the product will minimize under-eye bags and dark circles, reducing the appearance of crow's feet.

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