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What Are Crow’s Feet? What To Know

Brian Melville

Aging is natural, but the last thing we want is for it to show. One of the first areas that men begin to show signs of aging is around the eyes. Over time, we tend to develop wrinkles called crow’s feet.

Crow’s feet are the small lines that stretch out from the corners of the eyes. These wrinkles are sometimes referred to as smile lines because grinning is typically attributed as one of its leading causes, but these lines are nothing to smile about.

Though not caused solely by smiling, crow’s feet result from the contractions that occur when making facial expressions. While they develop naturally, it is equally as natural to want to reduce their appearance.

We here at Particle, known for offering aesthetic science for men, are here to help. Today, we will be discussing crow’s feet and how to go about preventing and treating yours.

Types of Wrinkles

The first step to treating any wrinkles, including crow’s feet, is to understand what they are. Wrinkles are creases that develop in your skin due to age, genetics, diet, exposure to ultraviolet light, repeated facial expressions, pollutants, and smoking.

There are two different types of wrinkles: dynamic and static. Dynamic wrinkles are not permanent and instead tend to appear only during muscle contraction. With time, our faces will naturally lose collagen, protein production declines, and our skin loses elasticity. 

As a result, this may cause the dynamic wrinkles that appear on our faces when we smile or frown to become static with time. Static wrinkles are the opposite of dynamic wrinkles and, rather than only appearing sometimes, are visible at all times.

Crow’s feet have the potential to be both dynamic and static. It is easy to identify which category you fall under. If your crow’s feet are only visible when you smile, they are dynamic, but if your crow’s feet are visible even when your face is at rest, they are static. 

The value of discovering whether your crow’s feet are static or dynamic is to know when you should begin treatment. While you can begin preventative action at any stage, even before your crow’s feet are dynamic, it is typically not necessary to treat them until they are static. 

Treating Crow’s Feet

The good news about crow’s feet is that several existing methods exist to prevent their development and minimize their appearance. Many of which involve adding moisture to the skin, as well as protecting the moisture barrier. 

Here are two of the easiest and most effective products for treating crow’s feet:

Face Masks

There are a lot of benefits to using face masks. Depending on the type that you use, you can hydrate and moisturize your skin, improve the appearance of your pores, and remove excess oil.

Several face masks can effectively treat crow’s feet by plumping or tightening your skin, improving elasticity, encouraging collagen production, and rejuvenating the appearance of your skin.

You don’t even need to take a trip to the store to get the masks you need. There are plenty of facial masks that you can make yourself using the ingredients already sitting in your pantry.

For example, you can try a banana mask containing vitamins and natural oils to boost your skin’s health. Mash a small piece of banana into a paste, apply a thin layer of the paste onto your skin and let it sit. After fifteen minutes, use warm water to wash off the mask.

A second option is to try your hand at a cucumber and aloe vera face mask. Though this mask requires a few more ingredients than the last, together, they can hydrate your skin and help with removing lines around your eyes and lips. 

Mix aloe vera gel, a few drops of lemon juice, and two tablespoons of curd to form a paste. Then, dip a slice of cucumber into the mixture and apply it to your face. Let the cucumber sit for a while before removing it and rinsing off any remaining paste with cool water.

Finally, for your convenience, you can consider using a premade face mask instead. We recommend trying Particle Face Mask

This product is a weekly face mask that utilizes premium ingredients like charcoal powder, bentonite clay, and aloe vera to provide you with deep cleansing. The mask is specifically engineered for men and is used to firm up the appearance of skin and reduce the appearance of blemishes.

Since the product is more intensive, it is important that you limit your use to once a week. Simply cleanse your skin, apply a thick layer of the product to your face, and then, after 10 minutes, rinse the product off with your cleanser. For the best results, follow up this treatment with your moisturizer.

Moisturizer

Moisturizing every day is essential for maintaining your skin’s health and protecting it from irritants, but it is also one of the best ways to prevent the development of crow’s feet. The right moisturizer can do a lot to support the appearance of your skin.

We suggest Particle Face Cream. This premium 6-in-1 anti-aging face cream combines cutting-edge technology with high-grade ingredients to pave the way to a handsome, healthy complexion.

The moisturizer uses such essential ingredients as vitamin E, squalane oil, and ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate to slow skin aging and boost collagen production. Particle Face Cream helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, alleviate eye bags, dark spots, and nourish the skin.

This product works on all different skin types. After cleansing your face, just apply a dime-sized amount of Particle onto your fingers and massage a thin layer into your skin over the entirety of your face. Be sure to do this both in the morning and at night.

It may also be helpful to use an eye cream, like Particle’s, to reduce your crow’s feet. Eye creams are typically packed with antioxidants, vitamins, collagen, and moisture; all used to combat signs of aging. 

As Particle is a 6 in 1 product, you can apply this to your eye area while moisturizing the rest of your face. Tap the product onto your skin instead of rubbing. Pulling on the skin can negatively affect its elasticity.

Consistently using an eye cream will provide you with a healthier appearance around your eyes. For extra protection, consider using one containing SPF

Conclusion

Crow’s feet are always unwanted but never untreatable. The first step to treating your wrinkles is understanding where they came from and whether they are dynamic or static. 

Then, get to work combating these fine lines around the eyes by adding moisture to the skin. Try using face masks and a high-quality moisturizer to improve your appearance and prevent premature aging. In severe cases, consider consulting with a dermatologist for more treatment options.

 

Sources:

​​A classification of facial wrinkles | PubMed

Principles of Moisturizer Product Design | PubMed

Sunscreen Application, Safety, and Sun Protection: The Evidence | PubMed

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