Have you looked at your reflection and noticed an increase in frown lines and forehead wrinkles? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
According to recent studies, fine lines and wrinkles are one of the top concerns for women aged 25 and up, and with the previous 18 months being stressful (we’re looking at you pandemic), you’ve got good cause to be noticing more stress and frown lines.
Here’s the good news – you can reduce and get rid of frown lines naturally. Read on to discover how.
The older you get, the more likely you’ll encounter frown lines.
These frustrating signs of aging skin go by many names, from furrow lines to 11 wrinkles or even just 11’s due to their shape.
Typically appearing between the eyebrows and the bridge of the nose, frown lines can be brought on by years of squinting, frowning, and generally living your life, leaving deep wrinkles that can feel impossible to smooth out.
This is where many women shell out the $600 for an expensive (and painful) injection into their forehead, but outside of the risk that comes with invasive procedures and injections, the cost of trying to get rid of frown lines can quickly balloon.
Thankfully, there is a better way.
Read on to discover the cause of frown lines, plus a range of 100% natural remedies to reduce frown lines and prevent frown lines from building up in the first place.
Ready to turn that frown upside down? Here’s everything you need to know.
What Causes Frown Lines?
As with many skin care-related concerns, age is often the culprit.
The older you get, the more elasticity your skin loses. This causes sagging and wrinkles without the taut tension needed for the firm, smooth-looking skin. The more your squint and frown (hence the name), the quicker you’ll see frown lines form.
Outside of the natural aging process, frown lines may develop faster due to excessive tension in the frontalis, corrugator, and procerus muscles which lead to more noticeable wrinkles between your brows.
More than an isolated concern, weakening facial muscles and loose skin can result in drooping eyelids, asymmetrical eyes, and a lock of tone in the eye area.
Thankfully, there is a range of natural and effective treatment options to reduce and remove frown lines and help tighten your overall appearance at the same time.
Let’s dive into them now.
It’s common to start Googling ‘Botox’ when you’re ready to smooth out your forehead and remove frown lines between the eyes, but there are plenty of ways to soften your wrinkles without injections.
Here are a few of our favorite hacks to get rid of frown lines naturally.
Yep, even when it’s cloudy out.
Excessive sun exposure naturally slows your body’s production of collagen, which is responsible for skin elasticity. This leads to laxity – or the looseness of muscles.
It’s a mistake to think sun damage goes hand in hand with weather. The temperature outside can be cool and chilly, but it’s the UV index that is harming your skin and causing frown lines. Even a UV index of “moderate” – 3.5 out of 11 – can put you in the way of harmful UVA and UVB rays.
As a bonus tip, consider wearing sunglasses to supplement your sunscreen. Wearing sunglasses will help you squint less, which leads to the formation of frown lines. Plus you’ll look cool and mysterious, so that’s a bonus too!
Frown Line Hack #2 – Practice Face Yoga Exercises
Just as you can hit the gym and target specific areas of your body, facial exercises can be used to target problem areas of your face – including your frown lines.
The goal isn’t to target the wrinkles themselves, but the underlying muscle and soft tissue. When you can improve muscle tension the outer layer of skin becomes more taut and smooth, creating a youthful appearance.
At the same time, stimulating your facial muscles helps to increase your body’s natural collagen production, which by now you know is key to elasticity and looking younger.
Are you stuck on Face Yoga ideas? Try the Corrugation Eraser Exercise.
Your corrugator muscle, also known as your frowning muscle, has narrow fibers that cross past your eyebrows and towards your temples. This muscle helps pull your eyebrows together and gives your face emotion, whether it’s scowling, showing displeasure, or even physical pain (like stepping on Lego your kids have left on the living room floor).
As this muscle weakens, vertical lines may develop above the nose and between the temples. These are the furrowed brows you’ll be targeting with facial exercises to get rid of frown lines.
Here’s how the Corrugation Eraser Exercise works…
Start by pressing your fingertips against the skin slightly above each eyebrow. This is your corrugator muscle.
Massage this area upwards for 30 seconds, focusing on feeling the muscle moving under the skin, not just moving the outer layer of skin. Next, massage this area from side to side for a further 30 seconds to create a full range of motion. Finally, create a circular motion and massage in this position for 30 seconds.
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Frown Line Hack #3 – Sleep on Your Back
Do you enjoy napping face down or on your side? You might want to consider changing your sleeping position.
Sleeping with your face pressed against the pillow can stretch your skin and encourage the build-up of 11 lines overnight. Even with a careful attitude to the sun, drinking plenty of water, and practicing your favorite Face Yoga exercises, sleeping face down can undo your hard work.
Although this may seem like a minor lifestyle change, it’s a reminder of how a holistic approach to getting rid of frown lines between the eyebrows is so effective.
The small tweaks you make to your lifestyle, including adding 5 to 10 minutes of facial exercise each day to get rid of 11 lines and furrowed brows, can add up to deliver significant and impressive results.
Getting rid of frown lines and the dreaded ‘11’s’ is possible by changing your lifestyle in small ways.
Seeing frown lines, even when you’re not frowning, can be extremely frustrating. And although the culprit is often the loss of elasticity as you age, that doesn’t mean you can’t restore muscular strength and iron out stubborn wrinkles.
Combine quality sleep, with ongoing sun protection and regular face exercises to get rid of frown lines and tone the muscle fibers of your face.
If you’re ready to use facial exercises. to activate muscle tissue, stimulate blood flow, and reduce the appearance of frown lines, complete the quiz below for your FREE Face Yoga program.