Eye Wrinkles "Crow's Feet"
What Are Crow’s Feet?
Crow’s Feet are wrinkles that form around the outside of the eyes over time. As the skin around the eyes is exceptionally thin, wrinkles in this area can form fairly early due to constant muscle use and a gradual reduction in your skin's elasticity.
The biggest cause of Crow’s Feet is a loss of elasticity in the skin combined with early wrinkles caused by smiling and squinting. Over time, your skin’s elasticity decreases, and normal facial expressions result in heavier wrinkles around the eyes.
From unhealthy habits to genetic aging patterns, there are several key reasons for crow’s feet to appear. Everyday behaviors such as repeated squinting in bright sunlight are often all it takes to cause the early onset of Crow’s Feet. Over time, your skin’s ability to produce collagen decreases, leaving your skin less elastic and more likely to fix in place when it’s repeatedly stretched and relaxed.
When you smile, squint, or frown, your skin is pulled tight and then loosened, which can produce lasting lines. Since not smiling simply isn’t possible, Crow’s Feet are one of the most common facial expression wrinkles.
When you’re young, collagen keeps your skin as flexible as possible like a piece of elastic fabric. Over time, collagen decreases make your skin more likely to wrinkle when stretched, like a cotton garment.
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