How To Get Rid of Frown Lines With Proven Results

How To Get Rid of Frown Lines With Proven Results

As we get older, there are many things that change for the better. But there are other things that change in ways we may not feel ready for. I’m talking about that first morning when you check yourself out in the mirror on your way out the door and see some fine lines you may not have noticed before.

“Getting older doesn’t mean you have to accept fine lines. There are so many ingredients and devices that can help!”

  • Shani Darden, esthetician

There’s a lot to be said for embracing the years as they come and aging gracefully. But that doesn’t mean you can’t ease into your later years with as youthful a complexion as possible. So let’s talk about fine lines, why they happen, and how you can get rid of them.

What Causes Frown Lines?

The simple answer is one that you probably already know: fine lines are generally caused by aging. In fact, many common skin concerns are related to getting older because as you age, your skin changes just as much as you do.

These changes fundamentally impact the makeup of your skin. You start producing and storing less collagen, fewer ceramides, and less hyaluronic acid — all of which normally contribute to the bright, clear, firm skin you associate with youth. 

The rate at which your skin cells turnover and replace themselves slows, too. These changes can start to show up on your face as time goes on, no matter how great your skincare routine is.

All of these things can make your skin appear less full and make it harder for it to retain hydration. This means that the places where your skin bends and folds to accommodate your smiles and laughter can become more susceptible to showing that wear and tear over the years — hence, fine lines.

But fine lines can also start to show up due to other factors. 

Genetics can impact how quickly visible signs of age show up on your face. Excessive sun exposure can also speed up the process and give you fine lines faster. Stress can lead to tension in your face, which helps dig in those lines over time. And lifestyle choices like drinking alcohol or smoking can also contribute to fine lines.

What’s the Difference Between Frown Lines and Wrinkles?

There actually is a difference between fine lines and wrinkles, and it makes a bit of a difference in how you handle them. Fine lines are the first visible signs of aging to appear. And while they may not ever disappear completely, they’re ultimately fairly easy to minimize.

Wrinkles are what come after fine lines. They’re more significant texture changes to your skin, and they’re much more noticeable — and consequently much more difficult to address. That’s why so much anti-aging skincare is oriented around prevention rather than treatment.

Once your fine lines turn into wrinkles, they’re pretty much there to stay. But if you can manage your fine lines early on and stay consistent with your skincare routine, it’s possible to maintain a smooth, youthful-looking complexion for a while yet.

How Can You Get Rid of Fine Lines?

The first order of business is prevention. Even if you’re only a teenager and fine lines are still in the distant future, keep up with cleansing, moisturizing, and daily SPF application to keep your skin barrier healthy and the potential for damage low. 

This can make fine lines less likely to appear and keep your complexion supple and smooth for as long as possible.

Prevention isn’t just about skincare, however — it’s also about lifestyle. While I’m not saying you have to sustain yourself on water, sunscreen, and an eight o’clock bedtime, maintaining balance in your life can work wonders for your body and your skin. Focus on a diet rich in whole, unprocessed foods and healthy fats, along with staying hydrated 

Try to limit your alcohol intake and stay clear of smoking, both of which can cause free radical damage and make your skin more prone to fine lines in the future.

Another way to address fine lines is with facial exercises or a Facial Sculpting Wand. This award-winning anti-aging device uses vibration therapy to provide age-defying benefits that’ll keep your skin smooth and radiant for years to come.

Its high-performance sound wave technology targets wrinkles on a deeper level, all while boosting circulation and optimizing oxygen uptake. It’s wonderful for addressing fine lines around your delicate eye or lip area and can help deliver firmer, tighter, smoother skin over every inch of your face. 

Lastly (but most importantly), your skincare routine is what can really make a difference for your fine lines. So let’s talk through a simple skincare routine that can minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles or help prevent them if you’re getting started early.

A Simple Skincare Routine

In addition to prevention and targeted treatments like a facial sculpting wand, a solid skincare routine can really help address your fine lines and restore a firm, youthful-looking complexion.

Start with my Cleansing Serum, which is a gentle daily cleanser that can seamlessly melt makeup, excess oil, and other impurities that may otherwise lead to breakouts. Over time, breakouts can damage your skin barrier and make it harder for your skin to retain moisture — which leads to a higher likelihood of developing fine lines.

This cleanser is packed with hyaluronic acid to hydrate your skin, while restorative oat bran helps rebalance your moisture levels. Olive extract rounds out this ultra-soothing trio, easing irritation or inflammation. Combined, these ingredients help to keep your skin hydrated and balanced.

When it comes to your evening routine, the gold standard of anti-aging serums is retinol. My Retinol Reform Anti-Aging Serum is so effective that 97 percent of the subjects from a clinical study minimized the appearance of their fine lines and wrinkles, while 80 percent of subjects said their skin felt firmer after use.

Retinol is a chemical exfoliant and powerful antioxidant that penetrates deep into your skin to neutralize damaging free radicals. It can also help to resurface and rejuvenate your skin, so it’s wonderful for addressing fine lines and wrinkles, as well as breakouts, dark spots, and pretty much any other skin concern you might have. 

It’s important to restrict your retinol use to the evening, however, because it can also make your skin photosensitive and thus more vulnerable to sun damage. In the long term, this can undo all of the hard work you’ve done to minimize the appearance of your fine lines and wrinkles.

Because hydration is so important to minimize fine lines, I’d recommend my Hydration Peptide Cream to give your skin a boost with pharmaceutical-grade botanicals, peptides, and antioxidants, leading to the appearance of smoother, hydrated, and brighter skin. 

It can help to soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, all while bolstering your skin barrier and keeping your skin healthy. Moisturizing properly is one of the easiest ways to quickly minimize the appearance of fine lines because fine lines are more visible on dehydrated skin!

As always, finish off your morning skincare routine with a high-SPF sunscreen. Even if you’re walking straight to your car or it’s cloudy outside, the sun can still penetrate through cloud cover. Just because you didn’t get sunburn doesn’t mean you didn’t get sun damage. 

Sunscreen can protect your skin from potential damage due to UV rays, which is key to maintaining a youthful complexion in the long term.

And don’t forget your LED devices. My FDA-cleared LED mask addresses aging, blemishes, and pigmentation, while supporting collagen production. 

New dual diode LEDs deliver the highest dose of red, blue, and near-infrared light therapy in cutting-edge wavelength combinations for smoothing and brightening benefits. These devices boost the effects of your skincare routine for well-rounded and healthy skin.

The Bottom Line

Frown lines are an inevitable part of life for most people. But that doesn’t mean you have to accept every change to your skin as it comes without resistance! 

There are so many skincare products you can use and lifestyle changes you can keep in mind that can help you to stay looking youthful for years to come.


Skin Care and Aging | National Institute of Aging

Decreased Collagen Production in Chronologically Aged Skin | National Library of Medicine

Aging Changes in Your Skin | Medline Plus


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