With all of the stress and chaos in our world at the moment, you may have noticed the lines in between your eyebrows have grown deeper. Frown lines, also referred to as ‘11’ lines, develop between the eyebrows into folds. They are the result of the gathering of tissue caused by the repeated action of underlying muscles related to facial expressions. And they typically show up in our 30s, deepening with age.
While these aging lines are extremely common, there are a variety of ways to soften them. Below are our favorite products/devices that you can do in the comfort of your home to lessen their appearance.
The application of toner, a vital step in any skincare regimen, is the first step in treating frown lines. Start by saturating a cotton pad with a toner of your choice, we love Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 PIGM 400 Exfoliating Toner. Using a press-and-release motion on the lines creates an immediate plumping effect, caused by micro-swelling, which also allows the products that follow to be absorbed more efficiently.
The Peptide Enriched Frown Serum by Environ contains a unique combination of three wrinkle-fighting peptides, which help to prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as expression lines, especially in the forehead area.
One of our favorite microcurrent tools, NuFace Fix Line Smoothing Device is a terrific treatment. Use feathery movements in an upward direction around the frown area, producing targeted muscle stimulation that smoothes the lines temporarily.
Environ’s Cosmetic Roll-CIT Microneedling Face Roller is another great at-home device. Use once a week gently in a criss-cross motion over the lines. The point of this treatment is to create microchannels to assist with product penetration. Please note: this tool should not be used on active acne.
Finally, you can use your fingers to massage the frown area moving perpendicular to the lines, with a pinching movement. This helps to stimulate blood flow. And, you can do it multiple times per day, anywhere.
Because consistency is key, incorporating a practice into your daily routine will garner the most noticeable results.