FFf Eclectic Red Barn: 7 DIY Tricks to Ease the Appearance of Crow’s Feet.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

7 DIY Tricks to Ease the Appearance of Crow’s Feet.

As we age, one of the first signs that we notice are those tiny lines around our eyes - crows feet. Those lines can be caused by the skin repeatedly creasing when you smile or squint at the sun. Also, as we age, our skin loses elasticity and its ability to bounce back. Compounding the problem,  as we age, it becomes more difficult for our skin to hold onto moisture.
Eclectic Red Barn: 7 Natural Fixes That Will Ease Crow's Feet

You should use a beauty routine that layers anti-aging products that can hydrate and nourish the skin to help to keep those pesky signs of aging away.

If you want to help ease the appearance of crow's feet, then you might want to check out these 7 DIY tricks that you can find in your fridge.

7 Natural Fixes for Crow’s Feet:

1Cucumbers - Have you ever placed sliced cucumbers on your eyes for puffiness? Cucumbers have thiamine, niacin, and riboflavin, plus Vitamin B5 and B6. That powerhouse combination can reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes.


How to use it:

  • Grate cucumber – No slices this time. It works better if you grate it.
  • Apply it to the eye area and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • Wash and moisturize.

2.  Honey and Yogurt -This skincare hack is decidedly mouth-watering. Yogurt, like milk, contains lactic acid, which works to exfoliate the skin. Honey can help to prevent blemishes, because it’s anti-bacterial as well as hydrating.

Honey and yogurt

How to use it:

  • Whip some yogurt and honey (in equal parts) in a bowl until it’s an even mixture.
  • Apply it to clean skin and leave on for ten minutes.
  • Rinse and moisturize.

3. Milk - isn’t just an important part of breakfast anymore. It can also help to deter signs of aging. Milk contains glycolic acid, which can work to gently exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells, to leave you with a fresh, revitalized glow.

When using milk as a natural exfoliate, you want to be sure to remember to use organic, hormone-free milk. Milk is especially lovely when used as a mask.

How to use it:

  • Soak a washcloth in milk. Soaking it in the fridge will give your skin a refreshing treat (added bonus: the cool temperature will help to de-puff).
  • Apply the milk-soaked washcloth to clean skin. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • Rinse and apply your favorite moisturizer.

4. Egg Whites - (my favorite)  will tighten skin to reduce the signs of crow’s feet. The high protein content promotes tissue repair. They’re also rich in electrolytes – potassium and magnesium – which hydrate and stimulate the skin. The result is younger looking skin.

Egg Whites

How to use it:

  • Mix egg white with a teaspoon of baking soda. Stir to mix or you can whip it until frothy. Apply a light layer around the outer corners of your eyes. Be sure to cover the full length of your crows feet. I like to cover my entire face (full mask) 
  • Let it sit for 5-10 minutes. The egg whites will tighten as they dry.
  • Rinse and moisturize.
5. Aloe - Yes, your go-to sunburn remedy can also be excellent at fighting off signs of aging. What makes aloe vera so special? It’s rich in antioxidants, which makes it great at combating free radicals (those things in the air that are wreaking havoc on your skin). Aloe is also rich in vitamins and minerals that keep your skin looking healthy.


Like milk, the best way to use aloe is as a mask. You can leave aloe on your skin for extended periods of time. Aloe makes a great overnight mask.

It should be noted that some people can experience irritation with aloe. If your skin tends to be more sensitive, or if you suffer from a lot of allergies, test the aloe on a small section of a less-sensitive part of your body – like your arms or legs – to see how you react before you apply it to your face.

How to use it:

  • Use pure aloe gel – the fresher the better. If you can get aloe straight from a leaf, great. If not, store-bought works, too – just make sure it’s pure. Apply it to the skin.
  • Let it sit for an extended period of time (overnight).
  • Rinse and moisturize.

6.  Papaya - is also great for aiding digestion because of its enzymes, but can be a wonder for your skin. Papaya is really high in Vitamin C, which means that it will prevent against free-radical damage. But the true power house of papaya comes from an enzyme called papain, which actually promotes collagen production.


How to use it:

  • The best way to use papaya is almost like a pumice stone for your face. (Never use an actual pumice stone on your face.)
  • Take a raw papaya and cut it into halves.
  • Gently rub the open face of the fruit against your skin for about 10 minutes.
  • Rinse with cold water and moisturize.
7. Avocado - Avocado might cost extra when you go out to eat, but it’s so worth it – because it’s delicious. It’s also worth it to bring avocado into your skincare regimen, because it has so many beneficial properties for your face. It’s rich in Vitamins D and E, and it promotes collagen production.

How to use it:

  • Take a ripe avocado and mash it in a bowl.
  • Apply your “face guacamole” to the skin as a mask.
  • Leave it on for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse and moisturize.
These food-centric ways to fight crow’s feet are a breeze to make at home—and these methods can all be used simultaneously with your regular skin care routine.

Remember, it is never too early to start protecting your skin!

Lifestyle Habits to Minimize Crow’s Feet:

Sunglasses – There are no surprise antioxidants in sunglasses, but protecting your eyes also means that you won’t be squinting as regularly. Wearing sunglasses when you’re outside – even on overcast days, as the sun can reflect against the clouds – can help prevent the formation of crow’s feet.

Healthy Diet – This requires the most discipline. But it can also be the most effective. Sugar, as delicious as it is, destroys collagen and wreaks havoc on your skin. Eating a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods, healthy fats, and antioxidants will keep your skin glowing – and you’ll feel better too.

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