Vertical Wrinkle Between Eyebrows: Why Do I have It? How Do I Lose It?

Are you worried about the line that has appeared between your eyebrows?

Do you want to reduce the appearance of fine lines near your eyebrow area?

Are you looking for ways to get rid of the vertical line that has appeared between your eyebrows?

If yes, you are certainly not alone. Wrinkles and fine lines are never a pleasant sight, and people are always trying to avoid them, even though it is a natural process of ageing. However, today we talk a little about why these lines appear between the eyebrows and what could cause it, so that you can take care and prevent them from getting worse. Also, if you already have these lines, try out a few of the remedies we suggest and see if it makes a difference.

Where do wrinkles come from? Why do people get them?

The wrinkles that you see on your skin are a type of fold that mostly starts to show up as you get older. However, in some cases, it can also develop in people who are younger.

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  • Your skin is the biggest organ that you have, and is made up of three layers. The outermost layer is called the epidermis, the layer underneath that is called the dermis, while the layer at the bottom, which is the third in the three layers of skin, is called the subcutaneous.
  • When you are younger, your skin is able to hold on to the moisture, and it also releases a good amount of collagen and elastin that help your skin to maintain its elasticity and stay firm and taut. As a result, you don’t see much wrinkles or fine lines.
  • However, as you start to age, your skin is not able to hold on to moisture so well, and as a result it is more prone to getting dry. Also, the amount of collagen and elastin that your body produces also goes down with time, and your body becomes dry. Wrinkles and fine lines appear faster in those who have dry skin as compared to those who have oily skin.
  • As the moisture content in your skin goes down, the fat content in the subcutaneous layer also reduces to a great extent. Because of this, your skin starts to feel thinner and the epidermis, or the outermost layer of your skin, starts to sag.
  • When that happens, you notice the fine lines and wrinkles.

What are facial expression lines? Are these wrinkles, too?

Wrinkles can form due to a lot of different reasons, and one of them is due to the regular facial expressions that you make.

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  • Facial expression lines are those fine lines and folds that appear on different parts of your face, especially on those areas where you have regular movement.
  • Facial expression lines could be grooves, folds as well as the creases and very fine lines that you see on your face and are a type of wrinkle. In the medical term, these facial expression lines are also referred to as sulci.
  • The vertical wrinkles that you may see in the area between your eyebrows are also considered to be expression lines. There are a number of expressions that your face shows with the help of the muscles around your eyebrow area, and as a result, you see these facial expression lines, or wrinkles, over time.

What can cause these wrinkles in between the eyebrows?

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  • There are six different types of muscles that function in such a way that they pull your eyebrows towards the inner corner. These are also the muscles that are responsible for creating the wrinkles that you see in between your eyebrows.
  • When your facial muscles move, especially the ones around your eyebrows, they form a regular pattern on your skin where the ridges and folds start to form. With gradual use, this is the area where you start to notice the wrinkles, or the expression lines.
  • When you frown, or make furrows, the muscles around your eyebrow area keep contracting and relaxing, which results in the formation of the deep lines that you see. This could be due to a number of everyday facial expressions that you use to express your happiness, anger, worry, surprise, sadness, tiredness, confusion and so on.
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    Once your skin starts forming these fine lines, the expression lines start becoming visible even when you do not make the expressions any more, and even when the muscles in that particular area are relaxed and are not working.

3 ways to get rid of vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows once they appear

Here are 3 ways in which you can get rid of the vertical wrinkles that may appear between your eyebrow area.

1. Do facial massage and facial exercises: 

There are a host of facial exercises that you can try, that will help to firm up the skin and the muscles near your eyebrow area and make your vertical wrinkles less prominent. In addition to doing the facial exercises on a regular basis, you can also try to do some facial massage. When you massage your face, it will boost the blood circulation in the area, which will help your skin to release more collagen and elastin that will boost your skin’s natural elasticity and will also prevent any more vertical wrinkles to appear in the area between the eyebrows. To do so, you can simply do a technique known as the pinching massage. In this, all you have to do is to pull the skin around the eyebrows and gently tug at it to the outer side. This will help to make the skin firmer and will gradually reduce the appearance of the wrinkles. If you are not sure how to do this at home, you can also visit a beauty aesthetician or a professional who is licensed to carry out facial massages, and ask for the same.

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2. Start having multi-vitamin supplements on a regular basis: 

Often, the food that we eat is not enough to give us all the nutrients that are needed for our overall health, and even for our skin. With very hectic and difficult lifestyles, most of us are not able to eat the right way, and often miss out on a lot of the nutrients that are important as part of our daily diet. To make sure that you get the best for your skin, you can speak to your doctor and ask about the multi-vitamins that you can use. These will help to keep your skin hydrated, which will help to make it firmer and also reduce the appearance of the lines. You can also look for multi-vitamins that contain omega 3 fatty acids that will make your skin plump and fill in the fine lines and wrinkles.

3. Exfoliate the area regularly: 

Exfoliate the skin around your eyebrows regularly so that the dead skin cells are removed. Gently scrub your face in a massage movement so that it boosts your blood circulation and also helps to let the healthy skin come on the surface. Once you are done, you can apply an anti-ageing moisturizer to lock in the moisture and keep your skin healthy.

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