Frown lines are often caused by aging but can occur in younger people under a lot of stress or that have certain bad habits.
Some of the other factors that can contribute to frown lines, include:
- Overexposure to harmful UV rays.
- The same facial expressions from an outside stimulus, i.e., frowning too much because of stress.
- Smoking is terrible for many reasons, not just frown lines, but smoking will exacerbate this issue, as I will discuss below.
- Genetics can also play a role in what kind of skin you have and how tough and resilient it is.
Can you get rid of them?
The short answer, yes, but the long answer is that you can reduce your frown lines over time, but only to a certain degree.
The speed and amount of the reduction depending on certain factors and can range from quickly in the case of Botox, to a long time if you are attempting a more natural reduction from a lifestyle change.
Are they permanent?
Yes, but sometimes no.
I am sorry that this is not a very satisfying answer, but the issue is that it really depends on the cause of the wrinkles.
If you have been frowning and following bad habits for most of your life, then chances are that no matter what you do short of surgery, they will probably stay.
With that said, I will cover some of the main methods that people use to smooth out their skin.
Changing your dietary habits
Diet has a massive impact on the look and feel of your skin. A healthy diet is also quite interesting in the fact that reducing your frown lines will come in two ways:
- Essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants:
- Improving your mood and elevating your happiness
Vitamins and minerals are vital to our bodies’ proper functioning, and it is especially crucial for the health of our largest organ, the skin!
If you make sure to hydrate correctly and eat foods high in fatty acids such as oily fish, you will find that your skin will drastically improve over time. Concerning boosting its mood-boosting effects, you will find that high-quality nutrition affects increasing your mental well being. The happier you are, the less you will frown!
Stress corrosive, and if left unchecked, will eat your body from the inside out. Frown lines are just one effect of stress on your body.
By learning techniques to calm your mind and body, you will find that you can think more clearly and better manage any knocks that life brings.
Two techniques that you can start at home include yoga and meditation.
Yoga is fantastic at stretching your muscles and joints and opening up the airways to suck in more oxygen. The more oxygen being carried around your circulatory system, the better it is for your skin’s health.
Meditation is more focused on your cognitive well being. Learning how to forget the trials and tribulations of modern life can boost up your confidence levels and hopefully have the effect of making you furrow your brow, less. [READ: How to Boost Your Skincare From a Holistic Perspective]
Reduce harmful UV exposure
I am sure that you are aware of the sun’s damaging effects on your skin as it is written about endlessly. However, this is because UV breaks down the cells in your skin, at best-causing wrinkles, at worse, causing cancerous cells to proliferate.
This is perhaps the most straightforward problem to overcome, as you just need to invest in a high grade, high SPF suncream. Many makeup brands actually include sun-blocking properties in some of their lineups.
All of the above are terrific methods to reduce frown lines, but the issues with all of them are that they take time to see results.
If you want to diminish the severity of this type of wrinkle, then Botox injections are a way that you can see the results in a smaller timeframe.
It works by relaxing the muscles around the injection location, thus smoothing out lines and creases that form in the first place.
You should book a consultation with Botox specialists, such as those at revitalizeyoumd.com, who can provide you with all the relevant information you need if you are considering this procedure.
If you are happy to take your time and decrease the number of frown lines on your face, then the first three options will help to improve the look of your skin and actually have incredible knock-on effects for the rest of your health.
If you are unwilling or unable to wait, then Botox is a well-tested option. Personally, I would advise a mixture short term, and long term as the effects of Botox wear off over time, but good health will stay with you forever.