It’s happened to us all. You take a quick look in the mirror to check your hair or makeup, only to notice a new wrinkle forming.
Maybe it’s one of those awful vertical wrinkles that sits right between your eyebrows. Or maybe it’s one of those terrors that runs horizontally across your forehead. What are these things?
These little villains are often known as frown lines, or furrow lines. One particular variety of frown line is referred to by its dreadful nickname: the 11s. Why? Because this type of frown line forms two pronounced vertical wrinkles between your eyebrows, resembling the number eleven.
No matter what name we give them (let’s just call them frown lines), we’re all thinking the same thing: where did the frown lines come from? And, more importantly, what’s the best way to get rid of them?
Good news! The beauty pros at SiO Beauty are here to answer both of those questions, and much more. We’ll start by explaining the causes of frown lines. Then, we’ll reveal how to make them vanish as easily as the first glass of wine on a Girl’s Night Out.
The number one cause of frown lines is aging. As you get older, your skin loses some of its elasticity. That means it’s harder for your skin to bounce back to its original state. As a result, lines and wrinkles are more likely to stay in place for longer.
Another common cause of frown lines is DNA. Genetics play a large role in your skin type. Some skin types are more susceptible to frown lines, while others are more resilient and will resist wrinkles for longer.
It’s an old myth that frown lines are caused by frowning. In reality, frown lines are caused by repeatedly making any facial expression that causes your eyebrows to furrow. This can include squinting, smiling , and even laughing . Everyone’s face is unique, so different wrinkles form for different people, even when they’re making the same facial expression.
We all know the sun can damage our skin. But did you know sun damage can actually cause frown lines? The sun’s harmful UV rays break down collagen and elastin, two important proteins that keep your skin looking young and beautiful. Without these crucial proteins, it’s easier for frown lines to form.
While stress is never good for your health, it can be especially bad for your skin. Being stressed out can cause you to scrunch your face up repeatedly. And as we mentioned earlier, these repeated facial expressions often lead to frown lines. If that’s not bad enough, stress can also lead to breakouts and irritated skin.
We know this isn’t breaking news but, in case you haven’t heard, smoking is bad for your skin. Smoking can cause all sorts of wrinkles, including frown lines.
Now for the moment we’ve all been waiting for! Prepare yourself, because we’re getting ready to tell you the absolute best way to kick your frown lines to the curb.
The hands-down, number one best way to beat frown lines in the comfort of your home is with SiO’s BrowLift , an overnight wrinkle smoothing patch made with medical-grade silicone that revitalizes and rejuvenates your skin while you sleep.
All you need to do is cleanse and dry your skin, apply the patch, and get some well deserved beauty sleep. The SiO BrowLift will do the rest.
The SiO BrowLift patch creates the ideal microclimate between the patch and your forehead. The result? Moisture gets trapped on the surface of your skin, which fills in wrinkles overnight and encourages collagen production overtime.
SiO Beauty patches are clinically proven to help reduce wrinkles and promote healthy, hydrated skin. Here’s what Dr. Dendy Engelman, a NYC-based dermatologist and SiO Beauty Medical Advisor, has to say about SiO Beauty and their patches:
“For patients that are hesitant to use injectables, such as Botox, that prevent wrinkles, SiO Beauty patches are the closest, most effective at-home alternative solution. These patches correct existing wrinkles and prevent new wrinkles from forming over time.”
If you’re looking for a medical-strength wrinkle treatment without Botox, needs or knives, SiO Beauty patches are definitely for you.
While SiO Beauty patches are the best way to eliminate frown lines, there’s much more you can do to improve your skin. Here are 14 super simple steps you can take to get those nasty frown lines to go away for good.
Maintaining a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water are not only beneficial ways to stay fit, they’re also ideal ways to keep your skin smooth and beautiful! Wrinkles, such as frown lines, won’t form as easily when you’re well-hydrated.
They don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing! Getting enough rest allows your mind, body, and skin to recharge. Make sure to get at least six hours of sleep each night. Aim for seven or eight if you can!
Tossing and turning while you sleep creates friction on your skin. This friction can dry out and damage your skin, leading to more wrinkles—like frown lines. Smoother fabrics, like satin, cause less friction and are gentler on your skin.
Sleeping on your back is an easy way to minimize frown lines and other face wrinkles. If you’re a side-sleeper, it can be difficult to make the transition at first. But once you’ve gotten used to sleeping on your back, you’ll see a noticeable difference in your skin and feel even more refreshed in the mornings!
We all know how important it is to moisturize our skin. When it comes to fighting frown lines, it’s even more important! Use your favorite moisturizer at least three times a day. It also helps to use a firming cream between your eyebrows and on your forehead.
Always apply a little sunscreen to your face before leaving home in the morning. Even if it seems like an overcast day, the sun’s powerful UV rays can seriously damage your skin. To help prevent new frown lines from forming, be sure to apply sunscreen at least once a day.
Face massages are ideal for relaxing and getting rid of frown lines at the same time! All you have to do is place your index fingers firmly on your forehead and move them in circles. This pulls the skin around your eyes and forehead taut, helping it to firm up. But don’t massage only one spot; move your index fingers to different points on your forehead.
You can also try a pinching massage. Firmly pinch your eyebrows with your thumbs and index fingers, pull the skin away from your face to make it tight, and hold for 10 seconds. Repeat as you move your fingers along your eyebrows.
Squinting can be a major cause of frown lines because it forces the skin around your eyes to bunch up. If you don’t wear glasses or contacts, it’s a good idea to get your eyes checked. If you already wear glasses or contacts, make sure your prescription is up to date.
Another way to prevent and treat frown lines is to wear sunglasses. It’s also a perfect way to feel and look fabulous! The sunglasses block UV rays from the skin around your eyes while also removing the need to squint, which is ideal for keeping your skin wrinkle-free.
Use an exfoliating scrub on your face once or twice a week. Exfoliating clears away the dead skin cells on the surface of your skin. This allows the healthier, firmer skin underneath to shine through. And healthier, firmer skin means fewer frown lines.
Adding a high-quality multivitamin to your diet can also help do away with frown lines. Try to find a multivitamin with Omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids keep your skin hydrated and plump, which helps get rid of frown lines.
Be gentle any time you touch your face. This goes for applying lotions and serums, but also for washing and drying. Scrubbing your face too roughly can damage and loosen your skin, which eventually leads to those annoying frown lines.
This might not apply to everyone, but if you’re a smoker, try to quit immediately! Smoking is a major cause of wrinkles and frown lines. We understand it’s tough, but do everything you can to stop now.
Finally, a great way to ward off frown lines is with some good, old-fashioned R&R! Treat yourself so you can feel like the diva you are. You deserve it.
While frown lines are never fun, there’s no reason to let them get you down. With SiO Beauty’s overnight wrinkle smoothing patches, you can wake up with glowing, glamorous skin. Now, that’s a reason to smile!