Having frown lines on the forehead is a common occurrence and doesn’t necessarily mean you frown often. These lines are also known as “glabellar lines” and show up when the skin on your forehead has less collagen and elastin as you get older. This causes the skin to be less taut and smooth and will add years to a person’s appearance. It takes a consistent skin care routine and possibly treatment by a professional to fade frown lines. Keep reading to learn how you can take care of these unsightly lines.
Use Wrinkle Cream
Once a day, after you clean your face and before you put on any makeup, massage some wrinkle treatment cream into your frown lines. Be sure to gently rub the cream into the frown lines and areas surrounding until there is no longer any greasy residue. Go for creams that have ingredients like vitamin C ester, hyaluronic acid (HA), retinol, alpha lipoic acid, and SPF.
Use a Spot Treatment for Wrinkles
After you use your wrinkle cream, apply a spot treatment for wrinkles. This will help deep creases such as frown lines. Massage the spot treatment into the lines the same way you would with your wrinkle cream. Go for a spot treatment that has skin toner or relaxer, such as gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) or dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) for line-smoothing action.
Use Petroleum Jelly
Apply a very light coat of petroleum jelly on the frown lines each night after your facial cleansing. Massage it thoroughly into the skin so you don’t leave a greasy texture. This process helps the skin retain its moisture and plumps it up, which reduces the appearance of lines.
Make sure that your are getting plenty of water–about eight to ten glasses each day–in an effort to give your skin the moisture it needs to keep its smoothness and elasticity.
Get Botox injections if you desire a quick and effective way to reduce the appearance of frown lines. Don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation today to find out whether this is the best treatment option for you.