Ever since ancient times, crows have been widely considered to be symbols of bad luck and death.
These creatures seem to always linger in the background.
And we rarely pay attention to them.
Until, of course, they leave their “mark”.
In most cases, it’s on the windshield of our cars.
Or in some rather unfortunate case, on our very own physical body!
But one thing’s for sure, they always leave a mark wherever they go.
And the same can be said of the effect stress has on our skin.
In particular, on the contour of our eyes.
So that’s actually how the term crow’s feet came about.
The indelible footprint of time itself, as the stresses of life unfold before our very eyes…
Now, enough with the depressing metaphors.
You might be wondering, “How is it formed, exactly?”
You see, whenever you blink, or make a facial expression, you are in effect causing the muscles around your delicate eyes to contract.
And as you age, the skin around your eyes loses its elasticity and natural oils.
The formation of free radicals from the sun’s UV rays and air pollution would then break down the collagen and the elastin fibers.
And that’s how the deep depression of lines, aka crow’s feet, are formed around your eye contour.
How to solve it?
Well, many of the factors that cause crow’s feet can be minimised with just a few simple lifestyle changes.
Here are six action steps you can take:
1. Manage Your Stress (Holistically)
Stress is known to slow down microcirculation.
This in turn, restricts the flow of nutrients to the blood vessels around your eye contour, resulting in the degeneration of skin tissues.
As a pioneer in the subtle, yet profound art of holistic skin rejuvenation, we at Beaubelle take factors such as stress and fatigue seriously.
Besides having a solution-oriented skincare product like our Anti-Fatigue Eye Contour Gel to help you drastically
slow down the ageing process, we also believe in:
- Seeking spiritual solace in God
- Accepting that there are events that you cannot control
- Being assertive instead of aggressive
- Setting limits appropriately
- Getting enough rest
- Not relying on alcohol and drugs
- Seeking out social support
2. Correct Sleeping Position
Sleep on your back.
It sounds silly.
But so many people actually underestimate the significance of this.
Sleeping face down long term can cause your eye contour to fold and crease.
Don’t believe me?
Well, then why does J.Lo sleep on her back surrounded by pillows to prop her up?
If J.Lo does it, you might want to do it too.
3. Drink More Water
Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate.
Need I say more?
4. Apply Sunglasses On Your Skin
Yes, you read that correctly.
Imagine sunglasses for your eye contour.
But in liquid form.
The new generation of Beaubelle’s Smart Tone – Color Control Correction Cream SPF 30 does just that – and more.
It also repairs your cell DNA from the free radical damages of the past.
In essence, it is the fountain of youth, except that it is bottled in 50ml.
5. Massage Your Eye Contour
Do you want to significantly increase microcirculation and release the muscle tension from your eyes?
A quick three-minute eye massage is all it takes.
Step 1: Massage your eye socket bones down to nose bridge (Repeat 8 times)
Step 2: Press just under your brow bone below the inner eyebrows and count to 3
Step 3: Press at your temples and do the same
Step 4: Massage your temples for a minute
Step 5: Massage back of your skull, directly behind your eyes for a minute
6. Protect Yourself With A Robust Sunscreen
Unprotected sun exposure is the number one cause of premature ageing.
And in order to fight against the strong UV rays, a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or more is not recommended.
It is a must.
With the most advanced sun care technology protecting from UVA and UVB rays, Beaubelle’s Shield Nude Holistic Solar Defence Fluid SPF 30 is great for everyday sun protection.
It is a light, non-greasy, matte lotion, which contains essential oil that soothes inflammation and locks in moisture.
You can apply it every morning around your eye contour after your moisturiser.
Also, preferably 20 minutes before any intense sunlight exposure.
So there you have it.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this blog, as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it.
Do stay tuned for my next blog on how to brighten your skin and refine skin pores next Monday.