Certain celebrities are notorious for sporting wrinkle-free foreheads as a result of having had Botox injections. This frozen look doesn’t even allow anything to move during an emotional Oscar acceptance speech – and it’s certainly not something we would want to emulate.
A smoother brow is however something we yearn for as we age, since deep furrows can make us look older. If you don’t fancy the somewhat plastic Botox look, and don’t want to sport a fringe there are a number of other things you can do to help reduce the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles.
Frown lines are quick to appear because this part of the face is so active in our expressions, when we frown, squint at the sunshine, smile and so on. This causes damage to the facial tissue that supports the epidermis, the outside visible layer of skin. Over time the damage worsens, wrinkles deepen and heavy sagging can occur at the deepest part of the wrinkles.
What can I do to reduce frown lines?
Prevention as they say is better than cure, so if you haven’t already developed lines, making a concerted effort to relax you eyebrow area and forehead can help. Wear sunglasses to prevent you from squinting at the sun and always apply a good sunscreen daily because the sun’s damaging rays speed up the wrinkling process.
To reduce those annoying furrows once they’ve formed, chemical peels are a tried and tested method, however they might cause irritation in sensitive skins. Botox injections are another option but they are quite costly, need repeating every few months, and there’s always the risk of going over the top.
Alternatively you can use a non-chemical filler. Dead Sea Premier has an effective filler, the Ageless Future Deep Wrinkle Filler, which can be applied directly to frown lines. It uses a combination of Dead Sea minerals and Collagen liposomes to fill in and smooth lines, leaving a more youthful brow. Celebrities take note – it’s possible to get a great result without looking like you’ve been embalmed.