The fact is, the eye area will give away your ‘closer to 50 than 20’ age quicker than still posting boomerangs on The Gram. One day you’re young and fun and allocating eye cream budget to brunches with artisanal sourdough on the menu, and the next, you’re typing ‘How to get rid of crow’s feet’ in the search bar. We’re here to help…
Whether you’re just noticing fine lines or are becoming increasingly self-conscious about deep-set wrinkles, the fact is, your eyes are the focal point of your face, and it’s important that you look at ways to pause the clock or even turn back time in the eye area sooner rather than later.
What Causes Crow's Feet?
Also known as lateral canthal lines, crow’s feet are fine lines that form on the outer corners of your eyes, the result of years of muscle contractions which enable you to blink and squint. The more you use these muscles, the sooner you’ll notice fine lines followed by wrinkles. The general downturn of collagen production, thinning of the skin and loss of facial volume that goes hand in hand with each additional birthday candle doesn’t help matters, either. That’s the bad news. The good news? There are products and treatments that deliver on their promises…
First Up - Eye Cream
Yes, you should definitely be using one every single day. No, an eye cream is not a waste of money as long as you get a good one. The delicate skin around the eye is very thin, which means that this sensitive area requires very specific treatment to remodel elasticity and restore collagen strength of the skin.
Here are two of our favourites…
Lamelle Dermaheal Eye Regeneration Plus Cream – with regular use – ticks both the ‘elasticity’ and ‘collagen’ boxes thanks to its highly active Growth factors, which deliver visible results as fine lines gradually appear more subtle and wrinkles less severe.
Skinceuticals A.G.E Eye Complex is a three-dimensional treatment that contains a unique combination of ingredients for not only the treatment of crow’s feet but dark circles and puffiness, too. Especially great for the delicate skin around the eyes, this hydration-rich cream contains optical diffusers – enhancing radiance around your eyes.
Then, Lets' Look At Treatments
Crow’s feet is one of the cutaneous ageing signs, becoming visible from as early as your twenties (if you’ve skipped the SPF and had too much fun in the sun), but it’s between the ages of 30 and 49 that most of us start to notice that temporary wrinkles and crinkles (dynamic wrinkles) are becoming permanent (static wrinkles).
Those in the know used to say that wrinkle treatment should start as soon as one sees a wrinkle developing – “When the wrinkles are still ‘soft’ because once these wrinkles become ingrained and ‘scar like’, they’re almost impossible to treat successfully.” Thing is, prevention is always better than cure, which is why the aesthetics industry is now as focused on prejuvenation as it’s always been on rejuvenation.
With that in mind, there are several treatments available at Skin Renewal branches nationwide that deliver age-defying results, whether you’re a Gen Z on a quest to look 30 at 40 or a Millennial/Gen X tired of looking older than you really are. From Endymed Intensif RF Micro-Needling for deep, ingrained lines and wrinkles to the all-round solution for ageing eyes Endybleph, from the future of hybrid injectables HArmonyCA to familiar ‘faces’ Juvederm, Botox and Dysport, if you want to give crow’s feet the boot, you can.