Skin Care

How To Prevent Frown Lines – Why Do They Make Me Look Tired?

As your skin starts to lose its volume and elasticity, you start noticing fine lines and wrinkles crop up on your face. The deep set vertical lines in the shape of an 11 on your forehead between your eyebrows not only give away your age but also make you look sad, stressed, and tired, which is why there are more commonly referred to as frown lines. Read on to learn more about this popular ageing skin concerns and how get rid of frown lines and minimize their appearance.

What causes frown lines?

Collagen and elastin are essential proteins that hold your skin cells together and give your skin its volume and structure. As you age, the rate at which these proteins are replenished reduces and your skin starts losing its elasticity. Repeated contraction and expansion of your facial muscles over time paired with the loss in skin density, volume, and elasticity is what gives rise to frown lines. Other factors like overexposure to the damaging UV rays from the sun, genetics, stress, and unhealthy lifestyle habits like smoking and lack of sleep also contribute to visible and deep set frown lines. But with the right skincare products, you can easily win The Battle Against Frown Lines, and here is how.

How to prevent frown lines?

One of the quickest and easiest ways of reducing or completely removing frown lines from your forehead is by getting cosmetic injections to plump up your skin. Some people also go under the knife and undergo a forehead lift surgery to address their ageing skin concerns. But if you do not want to shell out big bucks to visit a cosmetic surgeon, here are some common ways how to get rid of frown lines and it’s appearance:

1. Exfoliate your skin regularly
Your cell turnover rate slows down as you get older and this makes it difficult for your skin to shed old dead skin cells and reveal the newer skin from underneath. Give your skin a helping hand in this process by using a gentle face scrub one to three times a week depending on your skin type. Exfoliating your skin gets rid of all the buildup from your skin and unclogs your pores, revealing fresh and bright skin that is soft and radiant. Scrubbing also boosts cell turnover and is a great anti-ageing tool that can minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

2. Make retinol a part of your daily skincare regime
Retinol, the catchall term for all topical skincare products that contain vitamin A derivatives, is a superstar ingredient when it comes to anti-ageing. Retinol is very beneficial so it comes as no surprise that use of retinol for the skin is popular amongst the ones who are trying to get rid of frown lines. Retinol penetrates deep into the skin and boosts your skin’s regeneration process that causes your skin to produce newer and younger skin faster. Retinol also smoothes your existing frown lines and forehead wrinkles and reduces the appearance of new ones. Use a skincare product that contains retinol to combat your frown lines. Try the Revitalift Moisturizing Day Cream by L’Oréal Paris to boost your skin’s firmness and youthfulness and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The Pro Retinol A and Centella Asiatica in the Revitalift Day Cream re-firms, restores, and re-plumps the skin to give you smoother and younger looking skin. But wait, there is more! The cream also contains SPF 35 PA+++ that provides UV protection

3. Do not skip the CTM routine at night
Cleansing, toning, moisturizing – the good old three step skincare routine is probably the simplest way to take care of your skin and hold on to your youthful radiance for longer. But remember to perform the same three steps even at nighttime to reap maximum benefits. Wash your face with a mild yet effective facewash to remove makeup, impurities, sweat, and oil from your skin. You can also try the double cleansing method (using an oil based cleanser to get rid of tougher and waterproof makeup followed by a water based cleanser) on days when you are wearing heavier makeup. A toner helps balance the pH levels of your skin and closes your pores, giving your skin a smooth and uniform texture. Using a rich and nourishing moisturizer at night is key to avoiding dry and wrinkly skin. Your skin repairs itself overnight, so use a night cream like the L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Moisturizing Night Cream is enriched with anti-ageing elements that help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, boost your skin’s firmness and youthfulness and enhance your skin’s radiance overnight. The night cream helps your skin’s regeneration process to give you fresh and radiant skin. The Pro-Retinol A and Centella Asiatica in the cream re0firm, restore, and revitalize your skin overnight. To specially target the delicate eye area and the wrinkles around your eyes, use the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Moisturizing Eye Cream with Centella Asiatica and Protinol A to improve skin density, moisturize your skin around the eyes, reduce wrinkles, and reverse the signs of ageing.

While growing old is inevitable, you can delay the signs of ageing and knock years off your age if you follow the tips mentioned above. Now you know how to prevent frown lines that make you look tired!