Thursday, March 2, 2017

Fixes for Crow’s Feet





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Your eyes —

They’re expressive, captivating, and uniquely you...

But they also age faster than any other feature.

Many women begin seeing crow’s feet as early as their mid-20s — and they only get longer, deeper, and more stubborn over time.

That is, unless you’re armed with a few “secret weapons.”

And believe it or not, some of the most effective “weapons” against crow’s feet… are right in your local produce section!

  learn 7 best DIY tricks to banish crow’s feet

I think you’ll find some of these really surprising…

And I bet your skincare-loving friends will too — so be sure to share!

Crow’s feet are a common mark of aging. Crow’s feet, or wrinkles around the eyes, can be caused by the skin repeatedly creasing when you smile or squint at the sun. As we age, our skin loses elasticity and its ability to bounce back. Compounding the problem, it becomes more difficult for our skin to hold onto moisture. Utilizing a beauty routine that layers anti-aging products can help hydrate and nourish the skin and help to keep those pesky signs of aging away. Beyond that, there’s a few natural hacks to try as well.
The good news? You only have to go as far as your kitchen for a handful of DIY tricks and treats that can help to ease the appearance of crow’s feet.

Cucumber

We all know this one from the movies, but every once in a while, something in Hollywood is actually a good idea. Cucumbers have thiamine, niacin, and riboflavin, plus Vitamin B5 and B6. That powerhouse combination can reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes.

How to use it:

  • Grate cucumber – You were expecting slices, right? But it works better if you grate it.
  • Apply it to the eye area and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • Wash and moisturize.

Honey and Yogurt

This skincare hack is decidedly mouth-watering. Yogurt, like milk, contains lactic acid, which works to exfoliate the skin. Honey can help to prevent blemishes, because it’s anti-bacterial as well as hydrating.

How to use it:

  • Whip some yogurt and honey (in equal parts) in a bowl until it’s an even mixture.
  • Apply it to clean skin and leave on for ten minutes.
  • Rinse and moisturize.
Have extra yogurt and honey left over? Enjoy it as a delicious, probiotic-rich snack.


Milk

Milk isn’t just an important part of breakfast anymore. It can also help to deter signs of aging. Milk contains glycolic acid, which can work to gently exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells, to leave you with a fresh, revitalized glow – no microbeads necessary.
When using milk as a natural exfoliant, you want to be sure to remember to use organic, hormone-free milk.

 ilk is especially lovely when used as a mask. For optimal results, repeat these steps twice per day. Call it your “Cleopatra Time,” in honor of the famed Egyptian queen who reportedly bathed in milk.

How to use it:

  • Soak a washcloth in milk. We recommend soaking it in the fridge to give your skin a refreshing treat (added bonus: the cool temperature will help to de-puff).
  • Apply the milk-soaked washcloth to clean skin. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • Rinse and apply your favorite moisturizer.

Egg Whites

Egg whites will tighten skin to reduce the signs of crow’s feet. The high protein content promotes tissue repair. They’re also rich in electrolytes – potassium and magnesium – which hydrate and stimulate. The result is younger looking skin. Sign us up!

How to use it:

  • Beat the egg white until it is frothy. Apply a light layer around the outer corners of your eyes. Be sure to cover the full length of your crows feet.
  • Let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
  • You know the drill: Rinse and moisturize.


Aloe

Yes, your go-to sunburn remedy can also be excellent at fighting off signs of aging. What makes aloe vera so special? It’s rich in antioxidants, which makes it great at combating free radicals (those things in the air that are wreaking havoc on your skin). Aloe is also rich in vitamins and minerals that keep your skin looking healthy.
It should be noted that some people can experience irritation with aloe. If your skin tends to be more sensitive, or if you suffer from a lot of allergies, test the aloe on a small section of a less-sensitive part of your body – like your arms or legs – to see how you react before you apply it to your face.
Like milk, the best way to use aloe is as a mask. You can leave aloe on your skin for extended periods of time, and because it’s clear, that means you can also wear it out in public. Aloe makes a great overnight mask, or an in-flight mask. If you’re taking a flight that’s four hours or more, wearing a clear layer of aloe can prevent your skin from getting dehydrated while you’re up in the air.

How to use it:

  • Use pure aloe gel – the fresher the better. If you can get aloe straight from a leaf, great. If not, store-bought works, too – just make sure it’s pure. Apply it to the skin.
  • Let it sit for an extended period of time (overnight, or when you’re traveling).
  • Rinse and moisturize.

Papaya

This fruit, which is also great for aiding digestion because of its enzymes, can be a wonder for your skin. Papaya is really high in Vitamin C, which means that it will prevent against free-radical damage. But the true tour de force of papaya comes from an enzyme called papain, which actually promotes collagen production.

How to use it:

  • The best way to use papaya is almost like a pumice stone for your face. Note: Never use an actual pumice stone on your face.
  • Take a raw papaya and cut it into halves.
  • Gently rub the open face of the fruit against your skin for about 10 minutes.
  • Rinse with cold water and moisturize.

Avocado

Avocado might cost extra when you go out to eat, but it’s so worth it – because it’s delicious. It’s also worth it to bring avocado into your skincare regimen, because it has so many beneficial properties for your face. It’s rich in Vitamins D and E, and it promotes collagen production.

How to use it:

  • Take a ripe avocado and mash it in a bowl.
  • Apply your “face guacamole” to the skin as a mask.
  • Leave it on for 20 minutes while you catch up on your emails or watch your favorite sitcom.
  • Rinse and moisturize, and say hello to your happy, happy skin.

Lifestyle Habits to Minimize Crow’s Feet

Sunglasses – Nope, there are no surprise antioxidants in sunglasses, but protecting your eyes also means that you won’t be squinting as regularly. Wearing sunglasses when you’re outside – even on overcast days, as the sun can reflect against the clouds – can help prevent the formation of crow’s feet.
Healthy Diet – This is the answer that requires the most discipline. But it can also be the most effective. Sugar, as delicious as it is, destroys collagen and wreaks havoc on your skin. Eating a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods, healthy fats, and antioxidants will keep your skin glowing – and you’ll feel better too.
These food-centric ways to fight crow’s feet are a breeze to make at home—and these methods can all be used simultaneously with your favorite skin care.
    Your Beverly Hills MD,
    Dr. John Layke


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