What is the point of having beautiful skin if your eyes look tired and dull all the time? The delicate skin under the eyes can develop wrinkles around the eyes; these are known as crow’s feet due to their appearance. They mainly result from squinting or spending too much time in the sun. Natural aging, genes and lifestyle factors can also lead to premature crow’s feet around the eyes. Conventional treatment for crow’s feet is Botox injections. But they are temporary, expensive and often give an unnatural appearance. So today, we will study some home remedies to get rid of crow’s feet naturally. Note that these remedies are preventive in nature. This means that you need to follow them regularly to prevent new lines and wrinkles. However, some of these remedies can also tighten and firm up the skin to provide a youthful look. Let’s take a look at the best remedies for crow’s feet.
1. Sleep on your back
Sleeping on the side or on the stomach is a surefire invitation to wrinkles on the face. So avoid sleeping in this manner and try to only on sleep on your back as far as possible. Some people go to extents such as sewing tennis balls in the shirt sleeves to prevent turning on the side.
2. Always wear sunglasses when outdoors
Squinting in the sun is a proven way of developing crows’ feet. So wear sunglasses at all times when outdoors during the daytime. This will lessen the severity of harsh UV rays of the sun and can even prevent other eye issues. Choose a frame that provides maximum coverage to the eyes.
3. Relax facial muscles
This remedy won’t help you get rid of existing crow’s feet; however, it can certainly help prevent the lines from deepening. Smiling, frowning etc are the main culprits that cause fine lines and wrinkles on the face. So avoid excess frowning, smiling or facial exercises that deepen the creases.
4. Quit smoking
This lifestyle factor is a leading cause of wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes. Smoking robs your skin of oxygen and other vital nutrients. It also dehydrates the skin making it dry and prone to wrinkling. When people smoke, they also purse their lips and squint their eyes to avoid the smoke. All these repeat actions lead to deepening of the lines.
5. Wear a sunscreen
Be sun smart and avoid the sun as far as possible. If stepping out, protect your bare skin. Also wear a sunscreen or sunblock everyday, even on cloudy days or when indoors. Choose a product with SPF 30++ and broad spectrum UV protection. Apply it thoroughly around the eyes, cheeks, nose, forehead etc and repeat application after every 2 hours.
6. Avoid tanning beds
Tanning beds dehydrate the skin causing a parched, dry look. So avoid them if you wish to prevent crows feet.
7. Take fish oil
Fish oil supplements and fresh fish like salmon, trout, tuna, and sardines provide you with good fats and omega 3 essential fatty acids. These are necessary for healthy skin as they replenish moisture to the dry skin. Take fish oil supplements every day or eat fatty fish two-three times a week. For vegetarians, good sources of healthy fats are avocados, walnuts, flax seeds, nuts etc.
8. Apply whole milk
One of the best home remedies to get rid of crow’s feet naturally is milk. Apply a bit of whole milk around the eyes using clean cotton wool. Wash off after 30 minutes with warm water. Milk moisturizes the skin and gives you a natural face lift.
9. Aloe Vera
Another easy remedy to get rid of crow’s feet without Botox is Aloe Vera gel. Apply the gel all over the eyes, under-eye area and even on the eyelids. Let it dry for a few minutes or leave it on overnight. Do this nightly to see results.
Try a papaya face mask twice a week to get rid of crow’s feet. The same protein-eating enzymes that make this tropical fruit such good digestive agent can also break down the outer layer of dead skin and stimulate collagen production. Grind some ripe papaya with oatmeal and apply this mixture on the face. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes before washing off.
11. Egg white
Egg whites are the best natural treatment for crow’s feet and wrinkles as they actually stimulate collagen and elastin formation to regenerate new skin cells. Apply a thin layer of egg whites around the eyes and let it dry for a while. Wash off with cool water.
12. Green tea
The bio flavonoids and catechins in green tea can easily help you get rid of wrinkles and fine lines naturally. Apply brewed green tea to the eye area or place used tea bags on the eyes while you relax for 10 minutes. This will reduce under eye puffiness as well.
Apply grated cucumber juice to the eye region, focusing on the lines and wrinkles. Let the juice work its magic before rinsing off. The enzymes in cucumber juice soothe redness and firm up and tighten the skin when used regularly.
14. DiY Avocado under eye cream for crow’s feet
Use the Avocado under-eye cream recipe below. It is the best natural cream for crow’s feet
- 1 slice of ripe avocado
- Plain mayonnaise -1 tsp
- 5 drops of sweet almond oil
Blend together the avocado with mayonnaise and oil. Apply the creamy mask under the eyes. Leave on for 5 minutes before washing off with mild cleanser and warm water. Do this nightly to keep crow’s feet and fine lines away.
15. Apple cider vinegar and lemon juice
Mix together apple cider vinegar with a bit of lemon juice. Apply this mixture to the skin and leave on for 10 minutes. Wash off as usual. Both apple cider vinegar and lemon juice are acidic and peel the dead skin. They also stimulate cell regeneration to reveal healthier and younger looking skin.
16. Yogurt honey and turmeric
Yogurt contains lactic acid which exfoliates and gently peels the skin. Turmeric acts as an anti-inflammatory agent to brighten the skin while honey regenerates skin cells and boosts collagen. Make a mask of all three and apply to the wrinkles and fine lines. Wash off after 20 minutes.
If you have started noticing crow’s feet that are giving you a tired look, it is time you start using these home remedies to prevent them from worsening.