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Wrinkles called “crow’s feet” are expression wrinkles. They appear because of the repeated use of an adjacent muscle, which is called the orbicularis oculi. The orbicularis oculi forms an ellipsis all around the eye. It is mainly this which lets us close our eyelids or even to narrow our eyes when faced with a light that is too bright.
However, the successive and repeated contraction and relaxation of the muscles are not solely responsible for the formation of crow’s feet. The loss of elasticity of the skin, as well as environmental factors like the sun or the consumption of tobacco accentuates the phenomenon.
An early wrinkle
Crow’s feet can arise very early on : it is an early sign of skin ageing. To slow their appearance or improve their appearance, as with all other wrinkles, it is advisable to adopt a balanced diet which is rich in fruit, vegetables and fish, to limit your exposure to the sun, to practice sport regularly and to hydrate your skin correctly from a young age with a dedicated product.