Oscar Wild said “With age, comes wisdom….”.  While that is a lovely sentiment and may be true, he conveniently neglected to mention a few other things that come with age that may not be quite as desirable as wisdom—such as crow’s feet.

Like many other changes to the body that occur over time, the aging process itself causes crow's feet to appear. As we age, there’s a decreased production of both collagen and elastin in our skin. This occurrence, along with years of smiling, squinting and blinking our eyes are the primary cause for those tiny little lines we know as crow’s feet to appear.

How to Camouflage Crow’s Feet

Due to the extra sensitive area around the eyes, those tiny horizontal lines are not always so easy to conceal, but here are a few tips that should help make them less visible:

  • Don’t skimp: When it comes to moisturizing the eye area, this is no time to be sparing. Apply a super rich moisturizing eye cream morning and night.
  • Tread lightly:  Heavy concealers and layering foundation around the eye area won’t conceal anything. Heavier makeup applied around the delicate eye area only emphasizes the creases. Keep it simple with a light foundation or beauty balm around the eye area.
  • Play Up The Rest: When applying make up, focus on your lips and cheeks.

How to Reduce Crow’s Feet

Your choice of treatment will likely be based on how noticeable are your crow’s feet, how much time and money you are willing to invest, and how well you tolerate pain.  You may find the best results using a combination of treatments. These are among the more common treatments used by dermatologists:

  • Botox and Fillers
  • Chemical Peels
  • Facial Acupuncture
  • Laser
  • Topical Retinoids
  • Dermabrasion/Microdermabrasion

In addition to these more conventional solutionsoptions, there is also the option of a a natural remedy using a facial mask made of egg whites. Egg whites contain magnesium which helps to detox, and a 10 minute weekly egg white mask may be all you need to help tighten up your skin and shrink those tiny lines around your eyes.

Don’t forget, there’s plenty to be done during your earlier years to help prevent or delay the onset of crow’s feet and other age-related changes on your face. Start now by limiting sun exposure by wearing a good SPF and sunglasses. Maintain a good skin care routine daily, including moisturizers and an eye cream containing antioxidants and collagen. Eat clean and hydrate your body, and be sure to get some form of regular exercise to keep your blood flowing and deliver plenty of oxygen to your skin.