The Best Ways to Prevent Crow’s Feet

Jul 6, 2021 | Skin Care


Once you hit your 30s, it is natural for your skin to start showing some signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. You might also notice crow’s feet beginning to form in the sensitive skin around your eyes. Again, this is a normal thing as these fine lines develop over time from the simple actions of squinting, smiling and laughing. However, did you know it is possible to prevent or slow down crow’s feet from forming? Here are the best ways to defy nature and keep those annoying little crinkles away.

Stop the Squint

Squinting from the sun’s bright light will send you down the path of developing crow’s feet. If you are outdoors in the sun, always wear sunglasses that block the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. Don’t forget to use a product that contains SPF that will also help prevent fine lines from forming because of sun damage. Do you find yourself squinting while watching television or trying to read? Make an appointment for an eye exam to see if you need glasses or an update on your existing prescription.

Switch Your Pillowcase

If you sleep on your face or your side, your pillowcase could actually be causing creases in your skin, including crow’s feet because some fabrics will pull your skin. Sleeping on your back can help avoid this, but not everyone can sleep that way. Consider switching to a silk pillowcase because your skin will glide along the fabric instead of being pulled.

Get Preventive Botox

The best way to prevent crow’s feet is to take action before they begin to form. Preventive Botox works by blocking the nerve signals to the muscles that contract around your eyes when you squint, smile or laugh. Botox around your eyes is harmless and will cause your face to avoid using its “squinting muscles,” thus preventing lines and creases from forming.

Leave crow’s feet to the birds! Schedule a consultation to find out if you are a candidate for preventive Botox. Call North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic at (480) 448-0918 today.