If you don’t want to shell out for Botox – try these moves to avoid crow’s feet:
Wear your sunglasses. Squinting is the top cause of crow’s feet. That’s according to Yale University dermatologist Dr. Lisa Donofrio. She says, over time, the repetitive motion of squinting breaks down the collagen and elastic fibers in your skin – causing permanent wrinkles. So wear sunglasses – even on cloudy days, because dim light and glare make you squint as much as bright sunlight.
The next way to avoid crow’s feet: Sleep on your back. When you sleep with your face on the pillow, the fabric of your sheets tugs and pulls at your skin. That causes wrinkles. So sleep on your back – or use a silk or satin pillowcase. The slippery fabric doesn’t grab skin the way cotton does.
Also, load up on tomato sauce. Scientists found that 3 tablespoons daily decreases skin damage from the sun by as much as 40-percent in 10-weeks. The credit goes to lycopene – an antioxidant that gives tomatoes their color and builds up the supportive structure of our skin.
Finally, vitamin A is a wrinkle’s arch-enemy. Vitamin A increases cell turnover and collagen production. That makes skin plumper and more elastic. So look for skin creams that contain retinol – because retinoids are a compound derived from vitamin A.