What's your favorite homemade skin care mask

Neither women nor men are immune to them: crow's feet, which from the age of 25 show us the skin aging process. With simple tricks, however, war can be declared on the small wrinkles on the eye.

Sun protection

The ray-like wrinkles, which look as if a crow has left its footprint on us, are formed when we blink or squint when the sun blinds us. That is why it is very important (apart from UV protection) to wear sunglasses when the sun is shining. Incidentally, facial wrinkles cannot be combated with creams because they are caused by deeper layers of the skin.

Since 80 percent of the wrinkles on the face are caused by UV rays, sunscreen should also be applied during outdoor activities - even when the sky is overcast.

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The skin around our eyes is very thin and loses moisture and elasticity with increasing age. With highly effective and rich eye creams and serums (e.g. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum, Bobby Brown Hydrating Eye Cream), small wrinkles can be reduced. The latter also applies to special eye masks with highly concentrated active ingredients (e.g. from Magicstripes, Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Mask). If you use a concealer, foundation or BB or CC cream to cover shadows under the eyes: Make sure you choose a product that does not dry out your eye area and, if possible, contains light-reflecting particles (e.g. Mac Mineralize Concealer).

Drink a lot

You can also prevent moisture loss with sufficient fluid intake (2 to 3 liters per day of water or sugar-free tea). The skin is hydrated from the inside and dry and cracked areas that lead to wrinkles are prevented. From the outside you should be careful with the water supply: The water pressure when showering can cause micro-cracks on the face, which can lead to the first wrinkles.

Cleaning with micellar water

Skin experts recommend micellar water for facial cleansing and eye make-up removal (e.g. Eucerin Dermatoclean 3 in 1 cleansing fluid with micellar technology). Studies have shown that this provides the best protection against skin damage from environmental emissions and free radicals. When removing make-up, it is important to proceed gently. Vigorous rubbing promotes crow's feet.

Oil massage

Another effective remedy in the fight against unsightly crow's feet is a light massage with coconut or almond oil around the eyes. And this is how it works: Take some oil and apply gentle pressure on the bridge of the nose with your thumb and forefinger. Then circle with your fingertips from the bridge of the nose, over the lower eye area up to the eyebrows. Then take a 5-minute break and repeat the massage three times. The massage relaxes the eye area stressed by working on the computer and at the same time promotes blood circulation. Both prevent wrinkles and are still a relief.

Cold spoon

With two tablespoons that you put in the fridge for 1 hour, you can get the lymph around the eyes going again and any swelling will subside. Simply place the spoon with the back on the closed eyelids for about 20 minutes and relax.

DIY masks

Homemade eye masks made from natural ingredients are also a powerful remedy for crow's feet. The cucumber mask, which quickly makes the eye area shine again, is well known. To do this, cut a washed organic cucumber into small pieces and puree them. Add some quark so that it becomes a homogeneous mass. Now apply the paste around the eye area (or even on the whole face) and let it work for about 20 minutes. Then gently remove with warm water and apply some cold-pressed organic coconut oil or a moisturizing cream. Alternatively, you can use a ripe, mashed avocado (mixed with a little natural yogurt) as a mask.

Healthy lifestyle

Even if you know it, it should still be mentioned here: Smoking, stress, little sleep and a lot of sugary, high-fat food promotes wrinkling. A healthy lifestyle has been shown to delay the formation of wrinkles. When it comes to foods, foods rich in vitamins A, C and E (berries, oranges, grapefruit, lemons, tomatoes, savoy cabbage) and coenzyme Q10 (nuts, onions, baby spinach) are preferred.

Cocoa drink

Finally, a tip that will surely taste good to many. An extensive US study has shown that the test subjects who drank a drink with four grams of real cocoa powder (without sugar!) Every evening had more elastic skin and fewer crow's feet on their eyes after just 12 weeks. No changes were found in the placebo group who received a chocolate-tasting drink without real cocoa.