How to Get Rid of Crow’s Feet

Though you may have seen crow many times, but have you ever looked at its foot?
Possibly crow’s feet condition in which small lines start appearing around your eye has got its name from many-toed crow.

This undesirable trait may start at the outer corner of your eye, would deepen and expand as you become older making you look distressed. Naturally, you would like to get rid of these wrinkles which may also appear on other regions of your face, such as cheeks and forehead after some time. Dermatologists have suggested a number of techniques by which you can prevent the formation of crow’s feet. But before that it will be useful to know about their types.

Your skin may be affected by two types of crow’s feet. In dynamic lines crow’s feet formation, lines are produced by the actions of underlying muscles. In this case, your activities like frowning, smiling and squinting may activate them.

Static facial lines are present on your face at all times, even when you sleep. These lines may be there on your skin due to a long history of frowning, squinting and sun damage.


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When you eat, laugh, speak or just blink, every time your face moves, your skin also becomes stretched and gradually starts losing its elasticity. The situation becomes grim when you get older as your skin becomes less efficient at regenerating itself and at producing collagen which is an essential protein needed for firm, wrinkle-free skin.

In addition to these factors, exposure to UV rays, lack of exercise and most importantly, an unhealthy diet can also contribute to the fine lines appearing on your skin with ageing.

Scientists at Kagoshima University and the Jichi Medical University suggests that when you age your oil-secreting glands produce less sebum, leaving the skin without a protective layer of oil. That’s why your skin’s ability to stay moisturised decreases severely making your skin dry and scaly.


An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of treatment. Start taking steps early to reduce the appearance of these fine lines and wrinkles around your eye or to delay them by taking proper care of our skin.

The easiest ways to prevent and reduce appearance of fine lines include:

  • Stay out of the sun and if possible cover your eyes with sunglasses to avoid direct exposure of UV rays.
  • Quit or cut back on smoking and alcohol
  • Adopt a healthy diet
  • Moisturise regularly
  • Drink lots of water
  • You can also use sunscreens available in the market to avoid premature aging of your skin.

But if you don’t want to spend money on these creams or expensive treatments then you can try these natural home remedies to cure these fine lines.

  • Cucumber:

Place freshly cut slices of cucumber over your eyes regularly for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash it off after some time to find your eyes refreshing. Over a due course of time, you can expect great results in treating crow’s feet too.

  • Raw potatoes:

Just like cucumber, you can also use raw potatoes slices to lighten your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Grate a small slice of potato. Extract its juice in a bowl. Apply this juice in the areas around your eyes. Its regular application may give you astonishing results.

  • Egg white:

Egg white can be used to remove wrinkles naturally from your face. Extract the white portion of the egg in a bowl. Beat it till the time it converts into a homogenous mixture. Apply this egg white mixture around your eyes. If you also have wrinkles on forehead or cheeks then you can apply it over there too. Make sure your face remains motionless when it applied. After 15 minutes, wash it off with cold water and cotton ball.



Whatever precautions you may take but appearance of crow’s feet and other lines and wrinkles on the face are inevitable as you age. However, there are some medical treatments that can soften these lines or effectively reduce their appearance, including:

  • Neuromodulators

In this process by injecting a small amount of the neuromodulator(wrinkle-relaxing injection of botulinum toxin) directly into the underlying muscle can make it relax and gradually smooth out the appearance of the overlying skin. This treatment is non-invasive which can be quickly performed in your doctor’s office.

  • Soft-tissue Fillers

This treatment can improve your skin’s appearance temporarily. In this therapy, a dermal filler is injected directly into your crow’s feet by using a small needle. Generally, soft-tissue fillers are used to treat static crow’s feet. This option is relatively inexpensive which is supposed to be minimally invasive.

  • Chemical Peels

If you have fair skin then chemical peels can be a good choice for you to improve the appearance of crow’s feet. In this option, a chemical solution will be used to remove the outer layer of your old skin. In this way, the new skin that replaces it is usually smoother and appears less wrinkled.

  • Laser Resurfacing

In ablative laser resurfacing treatment, a wand-like laser instrument is used to remove the upper layers of your skin from crow’s feet. It is also known as “laser peeling” since old skin cells are removed to reveal new ones. This procedure heats the skin layers underneath to promote collagen production, which gives skin in the treatment area a smoother, more even appearance.

Though crow’s feet come naturally as you become older and cannot be avoided, but you can linger on the appearance of these fine lines by taking prompt measures as illustrated above.

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