Frown lines are facial wrinkles located between your eyebrows that are caused by frowning. Sometimes, frown lines can be deep and unappealing to look at, but luckily there are methods to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. One way of getting rid of frown lines is to make an appointment with a licensed dermatologist to get Botox injections; Botox is a neurotoxin that temporarily reduces wrinkles by paralyzing facial tissue. If you prefer a less-invasive method of tightening your frown lines, and a cheaper one at that, use an over-the-counter cream.

Things You'll Need

Purchase a face cream that contains retinoid. Retinoid is a chemical compound related to vitamin A that stimulates cell growth.

Dip the tip of your index finger into the cream and extract the amount recommended by the manufacturer.

Rub the cream on your frown lines and massage it into your skin.

Apply the cream, once every other day, for at least two months. It might take up to two months for you to notice results. The frown lines may not completely disappear, but the cream will help tighten the skin around the area and reduce the appearance of the wrinkles. Retinoid can be harsh on the skin if applied too frequently; applying it every other day is safe.

Apply sunscreen before you go outside. Retinoid may lead to the reddening of skin when exposed to the sun; applying sunscreen will reduce this effect.