Most of us give no thought to frown lines until we wake up one morning and find them staring back at us in the mirror. Instead of heading for Botox injections, explore ways to naturally help prevent and slow down the appearance of frown lines on your forehead.
Negative emotions such as anger, worry, depression, anxiety, and intense concentration cause us to frown. Our emotions show on our face. By simply becoming more aware of your emotions and smiling more, you can reduce skin wrinkles. It’s virtually impossible to smile and frown at the same time because smiling has the opposite effect of frowning. Frowning bunches up the muscles between the eyes, whereas smiling relaxes and flattens it.
Spending a little more money on a good quality moisturizer is well worth it. A good moisturizer hydrates the skin, and hydrated skin is plumper and smoother. Remember to also moisturize the area between the eyebrows, something most people don’t pay much attention to. Make sure to use a night cream and if wrinkles are already evident, it won’t hurt to add a good anti-wrinkle cream to your skin regimen.
Drink Plenty of Water
Just as a good moisturizer hydrates the skin on the outside, water is crucial to hydrating the skin from the inside. The skin needs water to retain its plumpness and elasticity. Combine this with a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and omega-3 fatty acids. Your skin will thank you.
Use Sunblock and Sunglasses
Excessive exposure to the sun results in premature aging. Develop the habit of using sunblock. It helps reduce the harmful impact of UV rays, which are the skin’s enemy in the fight against aging.
In addition, when the sun hits our eyes, we tend to squint. It’s a natural reaction to the glare from the sun. Many people use sunglasses as a fashion statement. Few, however, realize that a good quality pair of sunglasses not only protects your eyes but also helps to prevent squinting, thereby reducing frown lines.
Massage Your Skin
Practicing massaging the forehead is a simple and effective way to prevent frown lines. Massage and facial exercises, sometimes called “face yoga,” help stimulate the skin, promote collagen production, and encourage blood flow to the area. Do your exercises at night. They are relaxing and a nice way to prepare for a good night’s rest.
Investigate Non-Invasive Treatments
Botox is a popular treatment for frown lines, but not everybody is keen to inject toxins into their skin. The good news is that there are several non-invasive and non-toxic treatments out there. One such treatment is THERMIlift from Dr. Honrado. THERMIlift is a non-toxic alternative to injectable neurotoxins. THERMIlift is a minimally invasive device that heats and repairs sagging skin to tighten the skin, reduce fat, and relax frown lines. Recovery from treatment is quick with little or no downtime, and the results are long-lasting.
As we become older, the forehead loses its collagen and elastin. When that happens, the tautness and smoothness give way to sagging and wrinkles. While the aging process is inevitable, following these simple steps can help slow down the appearance of those pesky little frown lines.