As you age, the skin becomes thinner and loses its elasticity. This causes wrinkles and fine lines to appear, usually popping up around the eyes and mouth at first. Certain lifestyle factors can increase your chances of developing crow’s feet at an earlier age. Prevent eye wrinkles by limiting sun exposure and not smoking. Shield the eyes when out in the sun by wearing sun glasses or a hat. Remember to apply sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher around the eyes as well.
Exfoliate your skin. Each night before bed, use an exfoliating facial wash to get rid of dead skin cell. The facial wash should contain topical retinoids to help treat your eye wrinkles. Topical retinoids are a derivative of vitamin A and can be used on fine lines and eye wrinkles.
Apply a moisturizing eye cream to the affected area. Each night before bed, apply an eye cream to your crow’s feet. Look for brands that contain glycolic acid. Glycolic acid is an alpha hydoxy acid that can help slough off dead skin cells to reduce the appearance of eye wrinkles.
Use facial exercises to help smooth out eye wrinkles. Facial yoga involves making various expressions to tighten the skin on the face. One move featured in "Time" magazine is the Temple Dancer Eyes. To do the pose, open your eyes wide and keep all the muscles in your face tense. Move your eyeballs side to side and hold the pose for five seconds before releasing.
Discuss treatments for eye wrinkles with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. One of the less invasive treatments is Botox or collagen injections. Botox blocks muscle movement while collagen is injected as a filler to smooth out lines. Microdermabrasion and dermabrasion procedures involve the sanding down of the top layers of your skin to promote new skin growth. When you have laser therapy, a highly concentrated light is used to destroy the top layers of skin to allow new skin to grow in its place. A face lift and eye lift involve the removal of excess skin and fat to tighten the skin.