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      Why Healthy Aging is the New Anti-Aging

      Why Healthy Aging is the New Anti-Aging

      The term “anti-aging” has come under fire recently – and for good reason! There’s no way to STOP aging, other than to stop LIVING. Yikes!

      Consumers against the “anti-aging” rhetoric are pushing for a focus on healthy aging, and many of the big names in the beauty industry have started to listen. From Lancome to L’Oreal, there has been a noticeable a shift to pro-aging marketing with new labels for skincare products and increased representation of women in their 50s, 60s, and beyond!

      The goal isn’t to look 25 years old forever as more women now embrace looking and feeling great at any age and stage in life. Many studies now indicate that happiness steadily increases for women from their mid-40s up into their 70s and 80s. So, happiness must be more than skin deep! 

      Our skin is not only our largest organ but it also serves as an external indicator of the state of our overall health. Think of your skin as the window to your internal health status. Your skin can show signs of poor nutrition, dehydration, and even more sinister health issues such as kidney or liver diseases. 

      Helen Morrison, the great-great-grandaughter of the inventor of Frownies Facial Patches and the face of Frownies across social media platforms, highlights healthy living from the inside out. Each day she shares tips for healthy aging and radiant skin. Her secret to great skin at any age is the same as the formula for overall health – daily exercise, colorful foods (think tons of veggies), and plenty of water – plus a simple and effective skincare routine. 

      Frownies is pro-aging gracefully.

      Expression lines, creases in the skin caused by repeated facial movements, may cause some women’s skin to appear older. Frownies Facial Patches are meant to draw awareness to the static stress and tension in the facial muscles. As a non-invasive option to smooth the skin of the face, Frownies users are able to continue to make facial expressions without looking "frozen" or artificial.  

      Fine lines tend to be more superficial and may benefit from great skincare – inside and out. As we age, our skin tends to produce less oil and loses moisture. Moisturizers and drinking plenty of water hydrate the skin, while serums and daily exercise create a balance in the skin’s natural oil production.

      Frownies is proud to support women in aging gracefully in whatever way works for you! Frownies wants women to feel confident in their outward appearance. And your skin should be an accurate representation of the age you feel on the inside! 

      Frownies believes that all women should feel confident in their own skin. Frownies supports women who dye their hair and women who rock their natural grey. Frownies supports women who wear makeup everyday and women who go barefaced. Frownies supports women who choose Botox, women who use our facial patches, and women who embrace their wrinkles. You do YOU!

      Check out Helen's healthy living tips here and her skincare routine here.

       

       

      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 three young boys.

      Honor, Embrace, Celebrate being a … Mother!

      Frownies would like to wish all mothers a Happy Mother’s Day today!

      Frownies mission is to “honor, embrace, [and] celebrate being … a woman!” and today we extend that sentiment to all the mothers in our lives. 

      We at Frownies are mothers, grandmothers, and aunts. We know the joys and struggles in the journey of motherhood. We know the difficulty of “putting yourself first” and that it’s not always possible to take the time away for “self-care.” 

      But we hope, through simple skincare products, that you can feel pampered for a moment and feel a little more confident in the skin you live in. 

      Today, we want to honor the sacrifices of love you have made, to embrace the season of life that you are in, and to celebrate what motherhood looks right in this moment. 

      So, whether you are a mother, hoping to be a mother, best friend of a mother, or just the best aunt on the planet, we celebrate your nurturing spirit today and every day! 

      Make Frownies Aloe Gel part of your summer skincare routine!

      Summer is right around the corner and while the importance of applying sunscreen is well-known, sometimes sunburn accidents do happen. It is imperative to care for your skin before – and after – time outside in the sun. 

      The American Academy of Dermatology recommends treating a sunburn by applying lotions with aloe vera such as Frownies Aloe Gel

      Sunburns often occur at the most unexpected times like cool spring days and cloudy summer days. We tend to skimp on the sun protection at those times when we don’t think of the sun as being “strong,” but there is always the potential for UV radiation to damage our skin. 

      Red, hot sunburnt skin may be the most severe indication of UV damage, but there are also more subtle signs such as dry, itchy, and flaky skin. Regardless of the severity of UV exposure, it is important to rehydrate your skin after a day outside. So, make Frownies Aloe Gel part of your summer skincare routine.

      Repeated sun exposure has been shown to lead to photoaging – premature aging of this skin due to UV damage. Photoaging may be responsible for up to 90% of the changes seen on the skin such as fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration. 

      Protecting your skin from the sun is the best way to limit photoaging. When avoiding the sun isn’t possible, restorative and regenerative skin treatments can aid your body in repairing your skin after sun exposure. 

      Frownies Aloe Gel packs serious skin healing properties with just two powerhouse ingredients:

      Aloe Vera Gel

      • Aloe vera is known for its skin healing properties. Multiple studies have shown that treating burns with aloe vera could speed healing times by up to 8 days (Burns, 2007)!
      • Aloe vera gel is also potent anti-inflammatory. Aloe contains a compound called aloin which suppresses the body’s inflammation cascade. 
      • The humectants in aloe vera lock in moisture to the skin, preventing excessive drying and flaking of the skin and limiting further water loss through sunburned areas. 
      • Aloe vera is also high in antioxidants, so it can limit damage by UV rays and potentially reduce the risk of skin cancers. 
      • Aloe vera has also been shown to stimulate collagen and elastin production which helps restore the youthful appearance of the skin. 

      Lavender Essential Oil

      • Frownies Aloe Gel uses therapeutic-grade cold-pressed lavender essential oil. 
      • Lavender essential oil improves skin healing and promotes collagen production. In a study published in BMC Complimentary Medicine and Therapies (2016), lavender has been shown to improve healing times of wounds and showed an increase in production of collagen.
      • Lavender essential oil has numbing and pain-relieving properties due to its high levels of beta-caryophyllene – ideal to soothe irritated, sunburned skin.  
      • Lavender essential oil is also known to be antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antimicrobial, so it can also decrease risk for infection while the skin barrier is healing.

      Apply Frownies Aloe Gel after any sun exposure for maximal hydration with a cooling effect. And unlike other aloe vera gels, Frownies Aloe Gel moisturizes skin without a leaving a sticky residue. 

      For the unfortunate sunburn, apply Frownies Aloe Gel up to five to six times per day to soothe skin and minimize peeling. 

      If you’re loving the benefits of aloe vera, also check out Frownies Citrus Honey Body Wash, Frownies Under Eye Gels, and Frownies Moisturizer Face & Neck

       

      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 three young boys.

      What’s the difference between Frownies Facial Patches and other facial patches?

      Frownies Facial Patches The Original Wrinkle Patch

      There is a good reason that Frownies Facial Patches has been Hollywood’s best kept secret for over 130 years – They work! Although there are a number of similar products on the market today, Frownies, the Original Wrinkle Patch, is superior for many reasons:

      • Frownies Facial Patches train facial muscles. 

      Similar to Botox, the intention of Frownies Facial Patches is to immobilize the underlying facial muscles through their unique design of weighted paper and water-activated adhesive. Frownies Facial Patches create a cast to prevent the facial muscles from moving; therefore, allowing the skin to smooth out over a relaxed muscle. Over time, Frownies help retrain the facial muscles to relax, release tension, and lay flat.

      • Frownies Facial Patches may be shaped to fit individual needs. 

      Every forehead is shaped differently! In order to create a full forehead cast covering the entire targeted area – from hairline to browline, including between the eyebrows, and from temple to temple, which may also include a patch at the corner of the eyes to address any crow’s feet – you need to be able to customize the placement of the patches to your unique needs. 

      Learn more about creating a full forehead cast here

      • Frownies Facial Patches may be worn over individualized skincare routine.

      Frownies Facial Patches do not contain any active ingredients. Everyone has a different skincare routine with varying products. Frownies Facial Patches may be applied over most moisturizers and serums. Make sure you allow enough time for them to absorb fully into your skin. 

      And because Frownies Facial Patches do not contain active ingredients, they are safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding!

      • Frownies Facial Patches are cost effective. 

      Each box of Frownies Facial Patches contains 144 individual shapes that can be applied in any pattern that fits your forehead and your needs. Our customers report one box of patches will last anywhere from one month to four months - Or more! This makes Frownies Facial Patches a fraction of the price of other facial patches on the market!  

      • Frownies Facial Patches are one-time use only.  

      Frownies Facial Patches are one-time use only – And you should prefer it that way! Because they are not reusable, you do not have to worry about bacteria or mold growing on the patches that you apply to your face – YUCK! You do not need to clean Frownies Facial Patches to make them safe and sanitary to reapply to your skin. 

      But Frownies Facial Patches are eco-friendly because…

      • Frownies Facial Patches are recyclable, biodegradable, and compostable!

      Frownies Facial Patches are made from weighted paper with a water-activated adhesive making the patches recyclable, biodegradable, and compostable. 

      Read more about Frownies commitment to the environment here

      Helen Morrison, the great-great granddaughter of the inventor of Frownies Facial Patches and the current face of the brand across social media platforms, recently tried several other brands of facial patches to give insight to Frownies followers about the differences she noticed between facial patches. Watch her video reviews on Instagram.

       

      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 three young boys.

      Celebrating Earth Day with These Eco-Friendly Beauty Products

      Frownies is proud to be a company aligned with the environmental awareness movement. 

      Sadly, the beauty industry is a major contributor to our planet’s pollution problem. Packaging and shipping creates excessive waste. In addition, unsold, returned, and expired products contribute to the waste problem.

      In contrast, Frownies is one of the leading environmentally conscious beauty brands.

      Here are some ways that Frownies products stand out from others on the market: 

      • Frownies Facial Patches are recyclable, biodegradable, and compostable.

      Frownies Facial Patches are made from weighted paper with a water-activated adhesive making the patches recyclable, biodegradable, and compostable. 

      • Many of Frownies’ other products are also reusable, recyclable, and biodegradable. 

      There is little to no waste when using Frownies Under Eye Gels. Frownies Under Eye Gels are unique compared to other eye gels on the market as they are reusable. The eye gel will appear to shrink as it is absorbed directly into the skin over three to five applications. Because they are made from cactus collagen and aloe vera, any remnants of the eye gels are biodegradable and compostable.  

      Frownies newest product, the Apple Serum, is packaged in single-dose ampoules to maintain potency without added preservatives. The ampoule packaging is made from biodegradable plant-based packaging, making it environmentally friendly by limiting excessive waste.

      • Frownies’ skincare is all-natural, non-GMO, and organic whenever possible.

      Frownies formulations are primarily based on natural ingredients derived from sustainable, renewable sources, Occasionally, Frownies skincare may include select functional synthetic ingredients where warranted to achieve enhanced performance and safety in clean beauty formulations.

      Free from synthetic dyes and fragrances, Frownies skincare carries the scents of pure, cold-pressed therapeutic-grade essential oils. These natural sources are better for the environment. 

      • Frownies limit waste through small-batch, in-house production. 

      Frownies products are made to order. Frownies is proud to hand-make all their formulas in small batches in their warehouse in Ohio. 

      • Frownies products are vegan and never tested on animals. 

      Due to its commitment to sustainability, Frownies skincare is better for you and better for the environment. 

       

      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 three young boys.