Those little lines on the outside corners of your eyes… do you know why they’re called crow’s feet? Well, because they look like bird footprints, silly! But the cute name doesn’t make anyone happy to have them. And the bad news is that you can’t do much about them, unless you can find a way to stop smiling, stop squinting at the bright sun, stop sleeping, or stop getting older.
Repetitive motions that cause your skin to crease, like smiling and squinting, break down the collagen and elastic fibers in your skin, especially as you age. And, when you’re sleeping, even more creases occur from pressing your face into your pillow.
We’re not going to tell you to stop smiling, because that would just be wrong. But here are a few other suggestions for helping to prolong the inevitable:
Wear sunglassses. Some people only wear them on very bright days during the summer. But the sun can cause you to squint all year round, and even more so when there’s reflective snow on the ground. Wear sunglasses every day, every time you’re outside, and you probably won’t squint as much.
If you’re a side-sleeper, treat yourself to a satin pillowcase. The smooth surface of satin won’t cause your skin to pull like other fabrics will.
If you’re a back-sleeper, keep doing what you’re doing! Since the side of your face isn’t smooshed against the pillow, your pillowcase probably isn’t contributing to your crow’s feet.
Try a targeted eye cream for delicate skin, like the Jurlique Herbal Recovery Eye Cream in your winter Yuzen box. It’s packed with antioxidants, botanicals, and plant oils that moisturize the eye area to help reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, dark circles, and puffiness.
All of Jurlique’s products are ethically sourced, cruelty free, and fragrance free, so you can sleep (on your new satin pillowcase) knowing that your eyes are in good hands! Find Jurlique’s complete product line at www.jurlique.com.