Frown Line Factors
Frown lines are vertical lines between the eyebrows and are also known as glabellar lines. They are caused by repeated movement of facial skin by the muscles beneath skin that has had its collagen and elastic mix broken down. The movement can be frowning, squinting or even smiling. The effects are usually seen over a long period of time but age is not the primary cause. Genetics, sun exposure, poor diet and/or smoking contribute strongly to damaged skin. Sun exposure is a major component and a key factor here.
Frown lines begin to develop after the damage to the skin has been significant enough. Think of it as a very soft high quality leather belt. When it is new it appears as if it would last forever. Movement alone would have a modest effect on the appearance of the leather. If you injure or thin that leather belt with an intense light over time the effect of repeated movement would be somewhat traumatizing. The amount of movement and exposure usually determines the severity of the damage. Add things like stress, smoking and/or poor eating habits and the effect increases. An overall healthy lifestyle provides benefits to the inside as well as the outside of the body.
Additional Frown Factors:
- Genetics, dropping estrogen levels and hormones can cause dryness and are the main reason two individuals with similar lifestyles would have unique skin structures. An issue for you would not affect your friend as much.
- High levels and long term stress can age you prematurely causing blood vessel constriction and skin tightening which result in wrinkles. Minimizing life stress can delay this. A few natural ways include yoga, long walks and meditation.
- Surgical procedures like face lifts tighten which result in smoother skin and less wrinkles. It is often used as a last resort by individuals who have had little success with other methods. It is more invasive but the results are optimal.
- Botox, Restylane or Juvéderm are a few of the more common methods for treating frown lines. These are temporary treatment options involving injecting a substance into the affected area and lasts about three to four months.
Reduce Signs of Aging:
- Get your rest. Sleep deprivation leads to an excessive amount of cortisol being produced. When this occurs skin ages at a faster rate.
- Turn around more when you lay down for an extended period of time. Favoring one side can cause lines. Sleeping on your back is also a good way to avoid repeatedly smashing your face against the pillow.
- Drink plenty of water. It replaces the moisture in your skin and flushes toxins out helping it retain smoothness and elasticity. Soft and supple skin is rarely thirsty.