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How to Get Rid of Crow's Feet

Crows feet are little wrinkles that occur around the eyes. Discover the best cream for crows feet & how to prevent them from forming.

What Are Crows Feet?

Crows feet are wrinkles that form at the outer corner of the eyes and, as the name suggests, resemble the appearance of crows feet. Crows feet usually appear deeper and more carved into the skin than ordinary wrinkles. They are caused by a loss of elasticity and collagen in the skin as we age, and their appearance can also be accelerated by UV damage and other pollutants. The skin around the eyes is particularly delicate as it is 40% thinner than skin on the rest of the face, so is much more likely to show visible signs of aging - such as crows feet.

What Causes Crows Feet?

Here are a few of the most common cause of crows feet:

  1. A loss of collagen and skin elasticity: as we age, the amount of collagen our skin produces naturally begins to decline which causes a loss of skin elasticity. When this happens, signs of aging such as crows feet appear more visible.
  2. Sun damage: UV light from the sun can speed up the process of skin aging and cause permanent damage, making skin appear older beyond its years.
  3. Damage caused by free radicals and other pollutants: each day our skin is exposed to environmental stressors that can damage it's DNA making it weaker and more likely for crows feet to appear.
  4. Facial expressions: each time we make an expression, be it a frown or smile, the muscles in our face contract which over time can lead to permanent changes in appearance such as crows feet and laugh lines.

How to Prevent Crows Feet

Although it is inevitable that your face will show them with age, there are a few measures you can take to prevent crows feet from forming early on.
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Here's how to prevent crows feet:

  1. Wear SPF Daily: applying SPF every day is one of the best ways to maintain the health and beauty of your skin. This is because UV radiation emitted by the sun damages skin and speeds up the process of aging. You can opt for a moisturiser with SPF, such as NIVEA Q10 Power Sun Protection Day Cream, or a sun cream for your face on top of your daily moisturiser, such as NIVEA UV Face Q10 Anti-Age & Anti-Pigments Sun Cream SPF 50.
  2. Reduce Time Spent in the Sun: sun exposure weakens skin and causes signs of aging to appear more visible. Limiting your time spent in direct sunlight will help to prevent crows feet.
  3. Wear Sunglasses with Polarised Lenses: wearing effective polarised sunglasses will help to shield your eyes from the sun, preventing crows feet from forming.
  4. Don't Smoke: smoking releases free radicals which causes damage to the skin and accelerates aging.
  5. Eat a Healthy & Balanced Diet: a nutritious diet that is rich in fruit, veg, healthy oils and whole grains will help to protect the skin from damage and prevent crows feet.
  6. Exercise Regularly: exercise gets the blood pumping, bringing oxygen to the surface of the skin and helping to keep it healthy. You can also stimulate blood flow with facial exercises.

How to Get Rid of Crows Feet

Prevention is always better than cure, so if you follow our preventative steps, you will be in better stead to eliminate crows feet. We always recommend amending your skin care routine over any invasive methods to tackle skin concerns, but if you are contemplating a cosmetic procedure we suggest you speak to your GP for advice first. 
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Here are the best ways to get rid of crow's feet:

  1. Using the Best Cream for Crows Feet: this is a more natural and non invasive way to get rid of crows feet. Make sure you are giving your skin the proper care it needs with the right products. Using a day and night cream alongside a serum will help to get rid of crows feet.
  2. Laser Resurfacing: a process that involves removing the upper layer of skin with lasers to reveal fresher skin underneath.
  3. Chemical Peels: these can help to get rid of crows feet by removing the outer and older layer of skin, leaving a newer layer behind.

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Crows Feet When I Smile

If crows feet are only visible when you smile, it is likely that they are a type of dynamic wrinkle. Dynamic wrinkles appear when our muscles contract. They are perfectly normal and near enough unavoidable. Over time as skin weakens these can become permanently visible as static wrinkles.

Discover Your Skin Age With a Selfie

Very few people use a skincare routine that is actually suited to their skin needs. So, we want to change that. Our NIVEA SKiN GUiDE runs facial analysis to give you personalised care and product recommendations, all you have to do is snap a selfie. The analysis will take into consideration your skin age, firmness and evenness when calculating your tailored results.

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Concealing Crows Feet

Crows' feet are a natural process of ageing, and as a result can be hard to prevent. However, there are solutions to conceal crows feet and reduce their appearance. This is another addition in knowing how to get rid of crow's feet.

To start with, it is essential to add an effective day cream to your routine. This should contain an SPF factor and anti-inflammatory properties to reduce the damage caused by the sun. NIVEA Q10 Power Sensitive Day Cream provides natural anti-ageing defence with Q10 to reduce the appearance of crow's feet. The formula helps to conceal crow’s feet and reduce wrinkles in just four weeks!

A common mistake when concealing crow’s feet is to cover them up with make-up. It’s easy to assume that the best way to get rid of them is to hide them. However, excessive make-up can further pronounce the appearance of crow’s feet. We suggest a light foundation coverage, whilst highlighting other areas of your makeup. A bolder lipstick can divert attention away from the undesired area. NIVEA Q10 Power Anti-Wrinkle Replenishing Pearls can also be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and create a younger looking complexion. 


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How to Get Rid of Crows Feet: The Best Cream for Crows Feet

The best cream for crows feet will help to stimulate collagen production and improve skin elasticity and firmness to reduce their visibility. Here are a few of the best NIVEA creams for crows feet:
NIVEA Cellular Elasticity Reshape Anti-Age Day Cream SPF30

The Best Cream for Crow's Feet

NIVEA Cellular Elasticity Reshape Anti-Age Day Cream SPF30

This is one of the best creams for crows feet to apply daily in the morning. The skin cell activating formula of NIVEA Cellular Elasticity Reshape Anti-Age Day Cream SPF30 stimulates the production of hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin to powerfully reduce wrinkles, improving skin elasticity and strength. The added sun protection factor also helps to protect skin from UV-induced photo-aging, cell damage, age spots and sagging skin.

NIVEA Cellular Elasticity Reshape Anti-Age Night Cream

The Best Cream for Crow's Feet

NIVEA Cellular Elasticity Reshape Anti-Age Night Cream

This is one of the best night creams for crows feet to help get rid of crows feet as you sleep. NIVEA Cellular Elasticity Reshape Anti-Age Night Cream deeply nourishes and moisturises skin as you sleep whilst activating skin cells to produce hyaluron, collagen and elastin; visibly reducing deep wrinkles and rebuilding skin's strength.

NIVEA Hyaluron Cellular Filler Anti-Age Serum

The Best Cream for Crow's Feet

NIVEA Hyaluron Cellular Filler Anti-Age Serum

This will work alongside the best cream for crows feet to help visibly reduce their appearance. NIVEA Hyaluron Cellular Filler Firming + Cell Activating Anti-Age Serum with hyaluron and magnolia extract visibly refines skins appearance, boosting the production of collagen, improving cell renewal and accelerating skin's own regeneration speed. For best results, apply the serum daily before your moisturiser.