What is the whole Botox thing about, anyway? Injecting a toxin into your muscles to prevent them from being used. Doesn’t that imply that your overuse of muscle is probably what’s contributing to your wrinkles?
Here’s my idea: what if you gave yourself a massage instead? I’ve found that I overuse the muscles along my eyebrow at the edge of the eye socket and they are knotted and painful. I admit it, I squint. The bummer about that is that I have been getting these almost vertical warning wrinkles that are alarming-looking. What if my face froze like that?
I’ve started using my thumbs to press on the knots. And when I do that, the vertical lines go bye-bye. A free, healthy alternative to Botox:-) And more natural looking too.
I’m just not a Botox girl. But I consider these wrinkles a wake-up call. If I keep squinting, I’m going to get vertical wrinkles, permanently. I need to change how I use my muscles by not squinting so much. I resolve to wear my glasses more. And given the horror of vertical wrinkles, horizontal forehead lines are the new sexy. Some year, that’s what I aspire to:-)