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After I finished having my kids, I knew that I wanted a mommy makeover. My stomach was in terrible shape, my arms looked completely destroyed, and my legs had been carrying weight for years. I wanted a full body overhaul, so I started by doing what I could to look and feel younger. I started exercising each and every day, and then I worked hard on doing my hair and makeup better. It was amazing to see the difference it made, but I wanted something more. I consulted with a cosmetic surgeon, and I scheduled the surgery that changed my life for the better. Check out this blog for more information on looking and feeling younger.

Caw Caw: Understanding, Preventing, And Treating Crow's Feet

Aging is a natural part of life. From age spots and muscle aches to joint pain and gray hair, the signs of aging can wreak havoc on your appearance, mobility, and self-esteem. Thankfully, you can reduce the physical signs of aging. Considering that crow's feet are a common issue that seem to develop in a person's mid to late 30's, understanding the development of these fine lines is smart. Using this guide, you will have a complete understanding of crow's feet and you will learn how to restore your skin back to an appealing, youthful state.

The 411 On Crow's Feet

As you age, your glands will produce less oil.  This decreased oil production will prevent your skin from having a sufficient amount of moisture. Without moisture, the skin will become dry and scaly and even start to crack.

Since the skin around the eyes lack oil-secreting glands, this area is one of the first parts of the skin that will become excessively dry. Constant facial movements and eye squinting will cause the dry skin to crack, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles that resemble crow's feet.

Preventing Crow's Feet

If you are fortunate enough to not have developed crow's feet yet, you have the option of preventing these unsightly fine lines around the eyes. Your skin is your largest organ, so understanding the importance of caring for your skin is essential. Thankfully, a few simple tips can keep your skin healthy while reducing the risk of crow's feet.

High exposure to the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays can wreak havoc on your skin. Sun spots, discoloration, and dryness that leads to fine lines and wrinkles can occur if your skin is not protected while out in the sun. Be sure to ALWAYS apply SPF protection to your skin. Choose a sunscreen that offers a minimum of SPF 15 protection, but SPF 50 will ensure the most effective protection against sun damage.

The sun's UV rays and constant squinting when viewing the sun and other bright lights can cause your skin to crack and wrinkle over time. Protecting your eyes from the sun and other bright lights by wearing sunglasses will not only protect your eyes and vision from exposure to ultraviolet lights, but it will also reduce the risk of fine lines.

You may be surprised to learn that massage can also improve your skin's health. Using gentle, yet firm, massage on the skin around the eyes will relax tense muscles while improving blood circulation in the skin. This will help boost elasticity to prevent the development of wrinkles.

Lastly, make sure to apply moisturizer to your face in the morning and at night. Consider a moisturizer that offers plumping agents, such as collagen, which restore the elasticity and youthfulness of the skin. Also, opt for a moisturizer that contains peptides. These small proteins relax facial muscles while enhancing collagen production.

Treating Crow's Feet

If you are reading this article, you may be searching for ways to treat crow's feet that have already developed. Completely removing the signs of aging is impossible, but you can reduce the appearance of these unappealing lines around your eyes.

The use of dermal fillers is the most common option for reducing crow's feet. These injections of hyaluronic acid into the dermal layer of your skin plumps and smooths, decreasing any fine lines and wrinkles. Although slightly invasive, the injections offer noticeable results within a few hours.

Skin resurfacing procedures are also effective options for restoring moisture and elasticity of the skin, which will result in fewer wrinkles. Using laser technology, resurfacing treatments remove the outer layer of skin cells. This creates a softer, smoother skin surface that has fewer lines and wrinkles.

If you are hoping to reduce crow's feet in a less invasive manner, ask your dermatologist about a prescription cream that contains retinoid. This ingredient will boost collagen production, plumping your skin while reducing the appearance of wrinkles and crow's feet.

Crow's feet are not a life-threatening condition, but they can change your appearance and confidence level. With this guide and your dermatologist's help, you will understand how to prevent and treat these common wrinkles around the eyes.