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How do we get crow's feet in the first place?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Age is a factor in developing crow's feet. As we grow older, we produce less collagen and elastin, which causes our skin to lose elasticity. That means when the skin on your face stretches and contracts, it doesn't return to its original form as easily, resulting in wrinkles. Other factors can accelerate the deterioration of collagen and elastin, including too much sun exposure and smoking.

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