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How to Get Rid of Crow’s Feet and Brighten Eyes
Your eyes. The windows to your soul, and the amazing little guys that allow you to stay up way too late watching Netflix most nights. With all that your eyes do for you, it’s no wonder why they can sometimes use some extra TLC. In this post, we’ll explore just how easy it is to show your peepers some well-deserved love. Whether you’re concerned about fine lines or wrinkles, or just want to know how to make it look like you got those 8 hours of sleep last night (when in reality you just had to stay up to finish that latest true crime series), we’ve got a hack for that. Keep reading to find out how to get rid of crow’s feet and brighten your eyes, naturally.
Prevent and reduce the look of crow’s feet with this essential: The eye cream
We need to start off with the most important tip of all, because that’s just how we roll. And if there’s one piece of beauty advice we think gets neglected way too often, it’s the recommendation to use an eye cream daily.
Listen, we give you mad props for investing in a nourishing moisturizer to keep your skin looking fab. But eye cream does a different job, and the delicate skin around your eyes needs this extra attention. What’s more, adding this step to your skincare routine only takes a few extra seconds! And oh, the results? They're completely worth it.
We recommend using an eye cream to minimize fine lines, and prevent crow’s feet. If you want to make sure you’re really brightening your eyes while preventing wrinkles, opt for a product that has coffee seed extract. BBE’s natural eye cream has that caffeine boost to make you peepers look refreshed. What's more, it boasts a ton of other naturally healthy ingredients like shea butter and vitamin E.
Enlist a little help from these rolling gems to nix fine lines and wrinkles
So you’ve hopped aboard the eye cream train, but you’re looking for more. Because after all, you’re a BBE babe! You deserve to have all of the best beauty info at your fingertips!
The perfect compliment to your nighttime eye care routine is without a doubt, a rose quartz roller. This tool will make your eye cream sink into your sink, and the properties of the actual stone will also play a part in preventing wrinkles and fine lines. Basically, using this gorgeous tool is a double whammy if you will!
Luckily, you don’t have to search high and low for the perfect dynamic eye duo. BBE went ahead and did all of that hard work for you. Our Rosy & Radiant Duo is the powerful eye cream and rose quartz roller you’ll need to get rid of crows feet, and brighten those eyes baby.
Apply your eye cream morning and night. As for your roller, use it at least once a day to reap all of the de-puffing and wrinkle preventing benefits it has to offer.
If you want to learn more about the benefits of beauty tools more broadly, we’ve got you covered with everything you could ever possibly need to know, right here.
If you want bright eyes… Get some sleep!
This next tip on our list of “How to Get Rid of Crows Feet and Brighten Eyes” may seem like a no-brainer. Nonetheless, we need to remind you that getting those z’s every single night has a serious impact on you. And no, we don't mean an impact on the amount of java you need in the A.M. to get going. We're talking about the effect it has on the look of those beautiful eyes of yours.
We know that the first thing that comes to most people’s minds about lack of sleep and their faces, is the presence of those dark, annoying under eye bags. However, the truth is that staying up too late to finish that last episode also has an impact on the brightness of your eyes, and how young they look.
If you don’t believe that beauty sleep is a real thing, we’re about to change your mind on that real quick. Here’s the thing, your skin produces collagen while you sleep. This is a major key in keeping your face looking bouncy, and your eyes looking rested. Therefore by not getting that recommended 7-8 hours every night, you’re totally hindering that process girlfriend!
Secondly, blood flow to your face increases as you sleep. This is partly due to the position you’re in, and your body’s regeneration process. And that increased blood flow? Well, it keeps that face of yours (under eyes included), glowing.
Protect your eyes from the sun to avoid crow’s feet
We always hear skin experts telling us how vital it is to protect our skin from harmful UV rays. For real, when have you ever seen a dermatologist miss an opportunity to mention layering up on sunscreen? And for good reason!
And while we know how important it is to apply SPF every day, we didn’t always know that this should include the delicate skin on your eyelids. Here’s the deal. The skin on your eyelids is super fragile. This means it is at an even greater risk of burns and sun damage than the rest of your precious face.
So the next time you put on that SPF in the morning, tap yourself on the back. More importantly though, don’t forget your eyelids and surrounding eye area. Trust us, you’ll be beyond grateful you did in a few years when those crow’s feet are nowhere to be found.
Brighten your eyes naturally with green tea bags
In case you didn’t know, we’re a little obsessed with tea around here. But aside from the benefits it gives our bodies internally, we can’t get enough of just how beneficial it is to our skin.
If you struggle with dark circles under your eyes, don't stress. This next hack on our list of “How to Get Rid of Crows Feet and Brighten Eyes” is going to save you from having to pile on makeup. Not to mention, it’s a ridiculously soothing trick you can use whenever you’re feeling tired or just need a quick pick-me-up.
Instead of throwing away your green tea bags after you’ve finished your cup, throw them in the fridge to let cool. After 15-20 minutes, take them out and simply apply them to clean eyes. The benefits of green tea in particular are numerous. The tannins from this powerful leaf will help lighten and smooth puffy under eyes. What’s more, you can use this trick multiple times a week given how natural and gentle it is on your skin.
Get your daily dose of antioxidants for brighter, whiter eyes
You know what they say, you are what you eat. Or in this case, your eyes showcase what you eat!
Ever notice how your skin and body look and feel better when you’re on a healthy eating track? Well, your eyes are no exception. Consuming foods that are rich in antioxidants will help your eyes fight off harmful UV rays, and keep the skin around them looking youthful.
Incorporate super foods or teas high in antioxidants into your diet on a daily basis. Believe us: your sparkling peepers will thank you!
Keep your allergies in check
For many of us, dealing with allergies is just another unfortunate seasonal occurrence. You know, kind of like having to put away your favorite slides for the winter.
However, allergies can also take a toll on your eye brightness, especially if they are not treated properly. Think about it: dry, itchy, watery eyes? Not a good look. Not treating them in time? Even worse. If you suffer from this type of irritation any time of the year, check in with your doctor. He or she can totally help with treating your peepers. Because ultimately, this will help you preserve your eye brightness, and health.
Brighten your eyes with these easy makeup hacks
It’s Friday night. You’re heading out for some well-deserved cocktail hour drinks but the week ahead of you is showing... in your face. Suffice it to say, you need brighter eyes – pronto.
Now don’t get it twisted. Applying concealer daily to deal with eye bags and lack of brightness is not a long-term solution to your eye woes. You need to get on that eye cream train we mentioned above, first class ticket in hand if you really want beautiful peepers for life.
But hey, we’re realists here, and we totally get that a little help of some quick makeup tricks can be super useful when you’re looking to feel your best. So here they are!
- Apply concealer on the darkest part of your under eyes. After that, blend away. Finally, set with a translucent powder to avoid any pesky creasing throughout your day or night.
- Try lining your waterline with a white eye pencil. This won't only make the whites of your eyes appear brighter. You’ll also create the illusion of bigger and rounder Disney princess eyes. And isn’t that what we all want at the end of the day?
- If you’re not into the waterline eye liner trick above, it's cool. Consider applying only a bit of that white liner in the inner corners of your eyes for an instant brightening effect.
- And last but not least, if you want brighter more awake looking eyes in an instant, try applying a light colored eye shadow right above your brow bone. For real, this trick makes your eyes look instantly lifted. On top of that, it requires very little effort when you’re racing out the door to crush it at your first meeting.
Hey you, you bright-eyed beauty
We hope you enjoyed all of the tips and tricks above on how to get rid of crow’s feet and brighten your (already beautiful) eyes.
Let us know how these hacks work for you, and which are your favorite! Do you have any fave tricks to avoid wrinkles or darkness that we don’t know about yet? Tell us all about them down below. We see you, with that twinkle in your bright, crow’s feet free eyes ;)