Today I’m going to be discussing a rather sad topic (pun intended). I’m talking about the glabellar lines that begin to form on your face as you age. If you don’t know what those are, they are the two vertical lines that exist between your eyebrows. These lines are frequently referred to as the number 11 because it looks like two ones on your face. The Elevens are commonly seen in people that are older.
The lines themselves are considered to be wrinkles formed from motions which are body repeatedly make. As we age, the lines and wrinkles become more prominent.
Treating Glabellar Lines
If you want to treat glabellar lines then you’ve got to start early. I’d say the best approach is to treat them prior to forming. Prevention in skin care is borderline a miracle, you simply need to put the work daily! Now, if you’re starting to see these lines form and you haven’t treated them as of yet, then you need to begin to do so immediately. Once they get deep, it becomes much more difficult to treat. In fact, you’ll most likely need to go see a dermatologist to receive some botox shots to properly treat them!
As for treating them topically in the comfort of your own home, you will need to do two things.
Boost Your Collagen: You’ll want to apply a product that can help boost your collagen to the fullest extent possible. I strongly suggest you look into a product that contains peptides, vitamin C, a form of retinol, and maybe even some other collagen boosting ingredients that I’ve discussed on our site.
Prevent Muscle Contraction: You’ll also want to apply something that helps prevent muscle contractions from taking place. There’s something known as neuropeptides which are said to work quite well to restrict or limit muscle contraction. I believe it acts in a similar manner that the peptides in creams containing snake venom act. DNA Serum is a product that many people use to achieve these results.
One final thing that you need to work really hard to try and not do is frown. Frowning makes your glabellar lines MUCH worse!
Although I’m not a huge fan of Juvederm, I want to share this video which shows a patient getting their glabellar lines filled.
Getting Rid of Glabellar Lines Naturally
Although botox injections are often preferred, I like to also share some natural remedies that will help you get rid of these lines or simply prevent them from forming as you age.
One thing that people miss entirely is their lifestyle. They don’t take into account how a lot of stress, alcohol, and smoking can really destroy their skin. It will, in fact, make your skin look much worse than one would think. Take a close look at anyone you know that smokes and drinks regularly. Tell me they don’t look older than their actual age?
Another thing that you can do is protect your skin daily. You can do this by simply applying sunscreen daily. Every time that you go out in the sun, be sure to apply sunscreen. As an added bonus, I’d like to recommend that you wear sunglasses in the sun as well. It prevents squinting and that in itself causes lines to form. The less muscle contraction the better.
There’s an old trick that still works today and it requires nothing but a cold metal spoon. Place a cold metal spoon on your glabellar lines for just a few minutes each day and it should help improve the condition of your skin. It’s more of an instant quick fix but one that won’t last long term. Nevertheless, it’s quite effective if I do say so myself.
Last but not least, you want to moisturize your glabellar lines on a daily basis. Don’t be afraid to use natural oils such as coconut oil or even almond oil. Just make sure you’re not allergic to whatever you decide to you.
Well, that’s all I have to say about those pesky “elevens” so take some action and get rid of those glabellar lines for good!