The battle against frown lines

Fine lines, sleep lines, expression lines, frown lines… the list seems never-ending. But, What Are Sleep Lines Exactly? How you can get rid of sleep lines naturally? Mature skin comes with its own set of concerns, and one of them is frown lines! Although a popular ageing skin concern, people are often left wondering about how to get rid of frown lines, and if you are one of them, we are here to help. Here is everything you need to know about these unsightly lines, from what causes frown lines to how to reduce their appearance.

• What are frown lines?
Also known as 11 lines or lion’s wrinkles, frown lines are the 2 parallel vertical lines that form on your forehead in between the eyebrows, just above your nose. While they might not be as apparent when your face is at rest at first, over time these forehead wrinkles will make a permanent mark on your face, giving your face an angry expression all day.

• What causes frown lines?
A variety of different factors contribute to the appearance of these pesky wrinkles. Ageing is the primary cause of frown lines as the repeated contraction and expansion of your facial muscles add up in the long run. Collagen and elastin are important proteins that give your skin structure and volume, but as you grow older, your body’s production of these proteins slows down, making it difficult for your skin to hold its shape. Once your skin starts to lose elasticity, it becomes saggy and loose, and the frown lines become more prominent. Repeated facial expressions like frowning, squinting, smiling, etc. make these lines more noticeable. Sun exposure, stress, genetics, and smoking are some other factors that also play a role in the development of frown lines or forehead wrinkles.

• How to get rid of frown lines?
Here is a simple 3 step routine to get rid of frown lines and reduce their appearance –

1. Cleanse and exfoliate your face – One of the quickest and simplest ways to minimize the appearance of frown lines is to use a hydrating cleanser and a gentle face scrub. Wash your face at least twice every day with a non-drying cleanser that not only gets rid of dirt and impurities from your skin but also provides the skin with moisture, which in turn plumps your skin and helps fill in the fine lines and wrinkles. Use a mild face scrub two to three times a week to deep clean your pores, get rid of dead skin cells, and boost cell turnover.

Embrace anti-wrinkle serums – Anti-ageing and anti-wrinkle serums have a high concentration of active ingredients which makes them super effective and a must-have in your skincare arsenal. The active-ingredients from these serums plump up your skin, improve elasticity, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and smoothen your skin’s texture. Look for serums with retinol. Click here to read some uses of retinol for the skin!

2. Add an eye cream to the mix – While you are taking extra care to reduce the frown lines on your forehead, why not combat the smile lines and crow’s feet around your eyes as well? A common ageing skin concern, wrinkles around the eyes instantly make you look older than you are, so be proactive about potential wrinkles by starting early and save yourself the time and stress in the future. Try the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Moisturizing Eye Cream to enhance skin density, reduce wrinkles, and reverse the signs of ageing. Enriched with Centella Asiatica and Protinol A, the eye cream moisturizes the eye contours and day after day, the skin around your eyes regains its firmness and looks toned and revitalized.

3. Moisturization is key – The right moisturizer for matured skin not only intensely hydrates your skin but also helps improve your skin’s density and elasticity and goes a long way in minimizing the look of wrinkles and frown lines. Keep your skin hydrated and nourished to visibly reduce frown lines and firm your skin. Use the Revitalift Moisturizing Day Cream and L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Moisturizing Night Cream to transform your skin and instantly improve skin texture and radiance. The Day Cream is enriched with anti-ageing elements that reduce fine lines, frown lines and wrinkles and boost skin firmness while 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!

And that my friends, is how to get rid of frown lines once and for all!

By following the 3 step skincare regime mentioned above, you will be able to reduce the telltale signs of ageing and hold on to your youthful skin for longer. Pair these skincare products with a nutritious diet rich in anti-oxidants, seven to nine hours of sleep every night, and regular physical exercise to keep your skin in the best of its health. Read more of our articles to answer more questions about other ageing skin concerns