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      Frownies Blog — Botox

      NEW YEAR, NEW SKIN!

       Your Top 5 Skincare Concerns and How to Fix Them 

      Happy New Year! It’s that time when everyone is making resolutions and setting goals for the year. Many  resolutions will revolve around looking–and FEELING–better! So, why not make better skin part of your New Years’ goals? 

      Here are five common skin issues and how to address them in the new year!

      Wrinkles

      According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Botox is the most popular minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure with an estimated 4.4 million injections performed last year. Obviously, wrinkles are one of your top skincare concerns. In fact, the fastest growing age-group receiving the wrinkle-treatment is 18-24 year olds! 

      Not ready to go under the needle just to achieve smooth skin? Luckily, there are a few non-invasive alternatives. First, a great skincare routine, plus extra hydration from the inside-out, will diminish the appearance of fine-lines and wrinkles. In addition, facial massage, facial yoga, and facial patches can actually train your muscles to lay flat and prevent wrinkles. 

      Join Frownies, the Original Wrinkle Patch, in their #frownies30daychallenge on Instagram to see how these simple paper patches can train your muscles to lay flat and diminish the appearance of wrinkles. 

      Dry Skin

      It seems like everyone is battling dry skin this time of year with the cold, dry winter air. There are a few simple things that you can do to address dry skin. First, make sure you are hydrating from the inside-out! Yes, just drink more water! Aim for 64 ounces of water each day as an achievable goal. (Bonus: This will also help with your exercise and weight-loss resolutions!) 

      Second, use a great facial moisturizer. Look for deep penetrating moisturizers that won’t clog pores. We love layering Frownies Rose Water Hydrator with hyaluronic acid under Frownies Moisturizer Face & Neck with its aloe base and naturally occurring vitamin E. 

      Additionally, you can lock in moisture while you sleep by skipping your standard cotton pillowcase which can actually pull hydration from your face. Opt for silk or bamboo–You’ll love the luxurious feel! 

       

      Acne

      While we think of acne as a concern of our teenage years, the fact is that acne can plague us at any point in our lives. Whether it’s “that time of the month” or pregnancy-related, it’s especially embarrassing to deal with as an adult. Diet and hydration may help in preventing acne. Again, drink plenty of water to aid your body in eliminating toxins. Keep a food journal to try to pinpoint any triggers–fats and sugars are common ones! 

      A key component in treating acne is washing your face-twice a day and after exercise-to cleanse your skin of bacteria, environmental toxins, and pore-clogging make-up. We love Frownies pH Balancing Face Wash because it’s soap-free formula includes fruit peel extracts that gently, but effectively, deep clean pores and balance the skin’s natural pH. And the pH balancing properties make it perfect for any skin type, from oily to acne-prone.

      Large Pores

      There are actually a number of reasons your pores may appear large. As we age, our skin loses elasticity, and pores tend to look larger on sagging skin. Our skin also changes texture as we age; thicker skin creates the appearance of larger pores. But there are some products that you can use to address these issues.

      Of course, start by washing your face twice per day to make sure dirt or makeup is not settling into your pores, which can make them appear clogged and larger. You may also deep clean your pores one to two times per week with a great facial mask. We love Frownies Blue Green Algae Clay Mask with three different types of pore-clearing clays.

      Check out what one customer had to say about Frownies Blue Green Algae Clay Mask:

      "It seriously feels like my skin is lifted firmer and so much more clean after just one treatment." 
      — KATHERINE SCOFIELD
      Dark Circles and Bags

      The skin under the eyes is up to 10 times thinner than the rest of the face which can show signs of fatigue and aging more quickly. Using specific creams for the under eyes to provide targeted hydration to keep the skin under the eye smooth and supple. Make sure to gently pat in a small amount of product using your ring finger, the weakest finger, to protect the delicate under-eye area. Frownies Eye Cream comes with the added benefit of caffeine from green tea to reduce the appearance of dark circles and decrease puffiness under the eye. 

      Under eye patches are also becoming increasingly popular to achieve that spa-like experience at home! Under eye patches help targeted ingredients to deeply penetrate the skin of the under-eye. We love Frownies Cactus Collagen Under Eye Gels–They are cooling and soothing; they provide ultra-hydration with aloe vera; and they are reusable!  

       

      What are some of your skincare New Years’ resolutions?

       

      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.

      Happy Holidays from Our #FrowniesFam to Yours!

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      Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! What a crazy and eventful year it’s been, yet again! But we are so glad that we were able to share it with YOU, our #FrowniesFam!

      In the midst of the holiday hustle, we at Frownies want to take time to express our sincere gratitude for continuing to support our women-owned and operated small business. We cannot stress to you enough how each “like,” “comment,” and “share” helps propel our fifth-generation family business to new heights. We see and try to respond to every comment and message because it really does mean the world to us that you take the time to connect with us. 

      So, whether you’ve been around for a few decades(!) or are a new customer this year, THANK YOU for being a part of our #FrowniesFam!

      This past year was especially exciting around the Frownies office! We were excited to see younger women trying our Frownies facial patches as a non-invasive response to the current trend towards preventative Botox. We believe that aging gracefully means honoring, embracing, and celebrating being a woman–And that begins with a great skincare routine starting in your 20s and carries you into your 90s and beyond!

      In addition, you helped us develop and test new products! Spurred by your specific concerns about wrinkles on your neck, we were able to add new products including the Frownies Chin Up which uses peptides to provide targeted skincare to the neck and jawline. 

      In 2021, we also added a few new team members and expanded our reach on social media. Make sure to check us out on TikTok and Instagram!  

      Looking ahead to 2022, we at Frownies have exciting things planned for the new year! We are expanding our physical space to accommodate all the production changes we took on last year. And although we can’t share exact details just yet, we are excited to announce that we have multiple new skincare products in the works for 2022!

      We at Frownies were infinitely blessed by YOU, our customers, in 2021, and we are looking forward to BIG things in 2022. So, here’s to wishing you a holiday season that is full of joy, peace, and happiness!

      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.

      Celebrating National Botox Day! Or Not?

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      Celebrating National Botox Day! Or Not?

       Happy National Botox Day!

      Unless you somehow have avoided all TV commercials, print-ads, reality TV, and social media for the past 20 years, you have heard of the infamous injectable Botox.

       According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Botox is the most popular minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure with an estimated 4.4 million injections preformed last year.

      National Botox Day only became a holiday as of November 20, 2019, which is apparently the biggest injection day of the year. Admittedly, the goal of National Botox Day is targeted advertising, special promotions, and increased awareness of the product.

      So why would an all-natural, non-invasive skincare brand be celebrating National Botox Day? Our mission at Frownies is to empower women to honor, embrace, and celebrate who they are - however that looks for YOU!

       Actually, the history of Botox is quite fascinating. The drug first received FDA approval in 1989 and was primarily used to treat eye disorders. And Botox Cosmetic did not become FDA approved as a wrinkle treatment until 2002.

       But Frownies Facial Patches have been around 100 years longer than Botox! Invented in 1889, Frownies is the original “Wrinkle Eradicator!”

      You may be surprised to learn that Botox and Frownies Facial Patches actually work in similar ways. Through the use of a targeted neurotoxin, Botox Cosmetic paralyzes the muscles underneath the skin of the face and allows the overlying skin to relax, smoothing the appearance of wrinkles.

      Similarly, Frownies Facial Patches create a cast to prevent the facial muscles from moving; therefore, allowing the skin smooth out over a relaxed muscle. Over time, Frownies help retrain the facial muscles to relax, release tension, and lay flat. Smooth muscles results in smooth skin.

      But Botox vs. Frownies doesn’t have to be an either-or choice!

      Did you know you can use Frownies in conjunction with Botox injections? Using Frownies Facial Patches is a cost-effective way to extend the results of your Botox and save you money by getting fewer injections per year!

      In some cases, Botox is unable to smooth certain wrinkles due to their specific cause. Dr. Jennifer Owens, MSc in Aesthetic Medicine, reports that some wrinkles may be caused by external forces, such as creasing your skin while sleeping on your face. In this case, paralyzing the facial muscles with Botox will not help eliminate the wrinkle, and the client would be better served by using Frownies Facial Patches in their sleep.

      Dr. Owens does caution Botox users to wait at least 48 to 72 hours prior to applying the Frownies facial patches to avoid moving the Botox into unintended muscles of the face.

      In addition, while you can’t get Botox while pregnant or breastfeeding, Frownies Facial Patches are totally safe! There are no active ingredients in the facial patches themselves as they work by creating a physical external cast, so nothing is being absorbed into the skin. Even better, the whole Frownies skincare line is all-natural and safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding!

       

      So can Frownies Facial Patches really compete with the so-called wonder drug Botox? Don’t take our word for it - Check out a few comments from our loyal customers:

      @kickitwitheatherh says, “I completely quit Botox and only do Frownies now!! Best results everrr”

      @reneegormz comments, “Yep, ditched Botox years ago and don’t miss it! Frownies for life!”

      @vic.doni writes, “About to turn 38 and I haven’t had injections yet. Just a good skincare lineup and Frownies for my 11 lines”

      @healthy_living_with_jess boasts, “Frownies has completely changed my forehead and my angry 11s, Frownies for LIFE, GAME CHANGERS!!! Never have done Botox, never need to now!!!! I tell EVERYONE about these”

      So, whether you’re looking for a cost-effective alternative to injectables, you are not a candidate for Botox due to pregnancy and breastfeeding, or you’re just trying to prolong the effects of your Botox treatments, Frownies is a great option for you!

       

      Helen Morrison, Social Media Manager and great-great grand-daughter of the inventor of Frownies, suggests starting with the Frownies Facial Patches for the Corners of the Eyes and Mouth , which can be used in different configurations all over your face. If you’re looking to take your Frownies Facial Patches to the next-level, Helen recommends using the Rose Water Hydrator Spray  with the benefits of Organic Rose Hydrosol and Hyaluronic Acid.

      Check out the Frownies Instagram page  to watch the full interview with Dr. Jennifer Owens and read customer comments for yourself!

      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.