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Natural Remedies for Crow's Feet

| 5/30/2019 5:58:00 PM

Aging is a natural process. As you age, there are so many changes going on in your body, and the skin undergoes gradual changes. The signs of aging become more prominent in facial region since this skin is so delicate. One such area, which is easily susceptible to showing the signs of aging, is the eye region. The little lines which occur in the corners of your eyes can be frustrating. This common concern is called 'crow's feet,' which develop due to tiny muscle contractions that happen every time you make a facial expression.

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Types of Wrinkles

Wrinkles are nothing but the creases, folds, or ridges that appear on a person's face as a result of muscle contractions due to facial expressions. Besides aging there are some other factors which causes wrinkles.

  • Dehydration
  • Sun damage

  • Smoking

  • Certain medications

  • Environmental & genetic factors

Wrinkles are classified in to two types. 

  1. Dynamic - These appear during muscle contraction. For example you are smiling and your crow's feet appear primarily at that time, then those are dynamic wrinkles. 

  2. Static - These worsen with muscle contractions and are visible all the time. 

Though there are different treatment options available for crow's feet, the best option is preventing them.

  • Eat healthy. Include a diet full of green vegetables, whole grains, fresh fruits, and healthy oils. A healthy diet can protect the skin from free radical damage. 
  • Moisturize your skin. Your dry skin, due to Vata aggravation in old age, needs gentle nurturing and feeding of oils. You can always have a DIY moisturizer with you. Mix equal amounts of Coconut oil and sesame oil. Add few drops of Frankincense essential oil. Whisk all the three oils together for a thicker oil portion. Apply on the face at bedtime to leave your skin nourished and moisturized throughout the night.
  • In conventional medicine, chemical peels are used which can improve the appearance of crow’s feet and promote younger, healthier looking skin. You can use a more natural and cost-effective fruit enzyme peel at home for preventing crow's feet. Cut a lemon in half and remove the skin around the cut edge. Using gentle circular motions around your eyes, give your eyes a natural citrus lift.
  • Alleviate Vata with a gentle facial scrub. You will need the following:
  • 1 cup of oats coarsely powdered
  • 2 tbsp. Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup ground cashew powder
  • 1 tbsp. Honey
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 drops of frankincense essential oil

Mix all the ingredients together and gently scrub the face during bath time once a week. 

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