Occasionally, the #FrowniesFam asks, “What will my partner think when I wear Frownies Facial Patches to bed?” Recently, we posed this question to our customers on our Frownies Instagram page and here were some of the responses:
QUESTION: What did your partner think when you first wore Frownies?
Answer: “That I had bandaids all over my face.”
Answer: “He didn’t notice.”
Answer: “He was happy I wasn’t injecting neurotoxin in my body."
Answer: “He jokes and calls it my Wonder Woman patch.”
Answer: “He said if doing it made me feel better, he was all for it!”
We loved the variety of these responses. You can tell how sweet and supportive these partners are! And that got us thinking, what are the keys to a healthy relationship?
Research shows there are a few important aspects to healthy romantic relationships:
1. Be Silly
It’s ok if your partner is poking fun at your new look–as long as you’re laughing along with them! According to Psychology Today, “Being playful allows you to bring the positive emotions of joy and laughter into your interactions with other people." Laughing releases all the feel-good hormones including dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphins – which can also make you feel closer and more in love with your partner.
2. Be Vulnerable
Perhaps the most powerful and most important aspect of a healthy relationship is being vulnerable with your partner. World renowned speaker and author Brene Brown says, “[T]here can be no intimacy…without vulnerability. Vulnerability is the glue that holds intimate relationships together.” We often feel pressure to always put our best face forward, but for your partner to truly know you, you must be willing to let your guard down. So, it’s really to the benefit of your relationship to take off your make-up, put in your retainer, and wear your Frownies Facial Patches to bed!
3. Love Yourself First
According to Scientific American, “taking responsibility for one’s own happiness has the potential to drastically improve the quality of our relationships.” So, if looking good and aging gracefully make YOU happy, it can actually increase your satisfaction with your partner as well! Win-Win!
If you are still self-conscious to wear your Frownies Facial Patches around your partner, here are a few other suggestions:
- Wear your Frownies Facial Patches at a different time of day.
Many customers report wearing their patches during the day – especially as so many people are working from home. Or just throw on a hat or a headband and wear them to the gym, school drop-off, or to the grocery store!
- Get your partner to wear them too!
Hey, men get wrinkles too. Stay smooth together by wearing Frownies Facial Patches to bed as a couple!
- Get into maintenance mode.
While we recommend wearing your Frownies Facial Patches for at least 30 nights in a row, eventually, you’ll be in what we call maintenance mode. You may only need to wear your patches to bed a few nights a week to maintain your face-smoothing results.
We want to hear from you! Do you wear your Frownies Facial Patches around your partner?
By: Dr. Megan C. Wright, PT, DPT
Megan C. Wright, PT, DPT is an authority in health and wellness content with over ten years of clinical experience as well as a freelance health writer. Megan received a BA in English from the University of Virginia and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Marymount University. Megan lives outside Richmond, Virginia with her husband and two young boys.