Fight the crow's feet: Giving up is not an option

Kampf den Krähenfüßen: Aufgeben ist keine Option

Is there a worse word than "crow's feet" - seriously! Especially if you could talk about laugh lines or wrinkles.Sounds a lot nicer.Sure, there's the nasty "F" word in there.But basically also “laughing”.And at least that has a positive connotation.

When the clamping force decreases

In this blog article we want to take a closer look at how crow's feet develop - and how women can prevent them or banish them from their faces again.But first a note on our own behalf: how unfair it is that men of advanced age are usually referred to as laugh lines, but women over 20 as crow's feet.The characteristic lines on the eyes ensure sympathy.Psychologists have long since discovered that they make our faces more alive.The wrinkles reflect positive emotions and are perceived as an expression of joie de vivre and humor.But... ... they also stand for the loss of elasticity in our skin.At a young age, these wrinkles only reveal themselves when laughing - hence the name.Later, they remain on the face even with relaxed facial expressions - and take on the characteristic, radiating permanent shape.The reason is easy to explain: the tissue under and around the eyes is particularly thin.There are hardly any lipid depots here, i.e. fat reserves that fill up from the inside.From the mid to late 20s at the latest, the areas of deficiency increase, i.e. the skin becomes thinner.As bad as that sounds, this process is part of natural aging.He just can't be stopped.Or to put it in a more friendly way: Only with motivation and plenty of initiative.

Every day - a real laugh

Perhaps a few more words for understanding.So that it is clear that we are talking about a kind of competition against oneself.It's not just a lack of fat that causes laugh lines to turn into crow's feet.The extremely active eye muscles also strain the tissue.Because: We all blink around 50 times a minute, up to 14.000 times a day.If we allow ourselves eight hours of sleep.Otherwise the eyelids close even more frequently.In addition, we laugh 15 to 20 times a day - that ranges from a smile to a hearty burst of laughter.The skin around the eyes is compressed again.Not so nice - many will think now.But who wants to hold back a good amount of time - just so that nothing creases.

Prevention and Correction

So let's get to the point: What does the fight against the crow look like? There is indeed ample hope of winning this competition.Again and again.Only cosmetic surgery offers a permanent solution.But if you don't want to look as if the skin on your face is bunched up at the back of your head... take gentle, risk-free measures.Since prevention and correction are often not that far apart, we are now naming the best tips as a combination package.For the sake of completeness, the possibilities of aesthetic medicine are also mentioned in the lower part of this article.

Hyaluron is king!

Yes, the triumph of hyaluronic acid continues.There is hardly anything better to tackle lines and wrinkles.The active ingredient moisturizes and thus prevents dry skin.The smaller its molecules (down to oligo-, i.e. micro-)hyaluron, the deeper it penetrates into the skin - and binds water there.An inner rumble effect is certain.If you want to do everything right, you put eye pads just under your eyelids.This brings additional cooling.Hyaluron is also so well suited for the eye region because this acid does not cause any irritation of the sensitive area.

Eye pads are a must!

Eye pads are mentioned briefly in the previous paragraph.Even without hyaluron, they are absolute helpers in the crow's foot emergency.For example, if they are soaked in aloe vera.Fresh from the fridge (here you can wait 20 minutes before you use them), they provide the skin with moisture and coolness.A panacea against dark circles and swollen eyes - but also against crow's feet, sorry: laughter lines.

Not without my UV protection!

Actually, every reader of our 48grams blog should already know: women never leave the house without UV protection.Even if the sun doesn't appear outside, the exposure to radiation remains on the skin.Ergo: Aging is promoted.So, ladies (and yes, gentlemen, too): buy some sunscreen.Ideally with combined UVA/UVB protection.

Vitamin C - the daily rescue!

A real anti-aging miracle are products that have a high vitamin C content.The "high" C is an antioxidant - so it protects the skin significantly against harmful free radicals.These arise u.athrough stress, the consumption of all kinds of tobacco products, alcohol and the aforementioned UV radiation.In summary: Vitamin C prevents premature skin aging.

You are what you eat!

We can't say it often enough: a person's lifestyle can be seen in their (facial) skin.If you turn the nights into days, if you can't keep your hands off alcohol and cigarettes, if you have to cope with stress at work every day, don't do enough sport and drink too little water... it's difficult for you to keep a youthful, fresh self .At least past the age of 30.birthdayAt that point at the latest, the body's ability to regenerate begins to decrease.However, there is one factor that makes everything worse: the wrong diet.The visit to the burger roaster, the quick noodle in the evening, the ready-to-eat food out of the foil - in fact, the absence of freshness and vitamins has to be emphasized again in this list.But let's be honest and put it in a "nice" way: If you water your roses with waste oil, you don't have to expect any blossoms.

The miracle of the DIY mask

Before we come to the possibilities of aesthetic medicine mentioned above, here is a tip for the DIY generation: Yes, there are also home remedies for crow's feet, both to prevent and to combat them.We recommend masks made of quark or avocado.The popular cucumber slices from the fridge also serve their purpose.If you have it at hand, you can try pure aloe vera.If you follow these tips regularly, you will see visible results.

Chance: Aesthetic Medicine

Of course we know that these "long shot" variants take a certain amount of patience.If you have neither the time nor the desire to resort to natural remedies, you can seek advice from a dermatologist (no, NOT a cosmetic surgeon).Here are ways to scare the crow off your face.With long-lasting effect:

1.hyaluronic acid

  • A simple procedure, but also very effective: The specialist injects a hyaluron gel into the tissue - e.g.Bunder the eyes.The result occurs almost immediately.The skin is padded from the inside, wrinkles disappear.Goodbye crow's feet.At least for about six months.Then the intervention has to be repeated.Cost point: from 250€.

2.Microneedling

  • A quite painful procedure.The dermatologist runs a small roller fitted with fine needles over the desired areas of the skin.This results in fine wounds - which stimulates the production of collagen or elastin.These endogenous active ingredients automatically start the fight against wrinkles.Another plus point: In the phase after microneedling, creams and serums are absorbed much better, which means they have a stronger effect.Cost point for such a treatment: 200 to 300 €.

3.Botox

  • The classic among wrinkle fighters.In use for many years - and yes, very effective.Of course also against crow's feet.But the major downside remains the same: Botox is injected directly into the muscle, causing it to "freeze."At least for a period of 5 to 6 months.The wrinkles are then (largely) eliminated, but the same applies to facial expressions.The cost of a crow's foot treatment with Botox is around €200.