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Botox only lasts three to six months—and yet what’s less commonly discussed is this: Facial muscles naturally weaken over time and going overboard in a certain area could have unwanted consequences.

If you do too much Botox on your forehead for many, many years, the muscles will get weaker and flatter, adding that the skin can also appear thinner and looser. Your muscles become weaker, they can start to recruit surrounding muscles when you make facial expressions. If you stop using the forehead muscles, they may start squinting using their nose and have wrinkles along the side of their nose.

Botox is a neurotoxin that paralyzes the muscle. After people use it, they start losing volume in their face, and that accelerates the appearance of aging.

What Is Botox?

Botox is a drug doctors have been using for years to treat wrinkles and facial creases. Botox is a brand name of a toxin made by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. There are other brands, such as Dysport and Xeomin. Botox is the term you hear most often because it was the first injectable botulinum toxin.

What happens if you stop getting Botox?

There is nothing harmful about stopping Botox. Nor are there any dangerous or negative side effects. Your muscles will simply not be as relaxed. You will have total mobility of the treated area, regardless of how long you received Botox injections.

In short, studies show that when Botox is used over time, it will lead to decreased muscle mass in your face. And even loss of bone bass. Which in turn will accelerate the loss of facial volume, and cause sagging skin. Something that indeed can make you look older.

Another concern is that prolonged use of Botox may cause thinning of your skin. Which also will have a negative impact on your skin’s appearance and youthfulness.

Most doctors suggest focusing on the quality of the skin with a proper regimen that includes daily exfoliation and SPF protection, as well regular chemical peels or specialized treatments such as Clear and Brilliant laser resurfacing during this decade. 

How to get rid of frown lines naturally

  1. Eat a healthy diet that includes lots of water. …
  2. Get enough sleep to allow your skin to recharge. …
  3. Use sunscreen on your face every day. …
  4. Moisturize your face at least three times each day. …
  5. Exfoliate your face a couple of times a week.

Is Hibiscus a natural Botox?

The skin-firming powers of hibiscus are well documented, touting it as a natural ‘Botox. ‘ The antioxidants present in hibiscus decrease elastase activity, which breaks down elastin. 

Hibiscus also contains vitamin C, which promotes the production of collagen, thus maintaining skin elasticity.

Hibiscus: A Natural Alternative to Botox

When you think of hibiscus, the first thing that probably comes to mind is its exquisite beauty. But, beyond its aesthetics lies an abundance of benefits, both to skin and health. You can incorporate hibiscus into your daily skincare routine or take it as hibiscus tea. Either way, you’re going to love the benefits it offers.

The hibiscus flower comes loaded with a rich mix of plant compounds, including vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and malic acid. Hibiscus supports your body’s natural collagen production.

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body-accounting for about one-third of your body’s protein composition.

This protein is one of the primary building blocks of skin, bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. It is also found in many other body parts, including teeth, blood vessels, and corneas.

There are plenty of ways to increase the amount of collagen in your body, including taking collagen powders with mixed drinks. But, thanks to the vitamin C present in the hibiscus flower, your body can increase its collagen production naturally, without any supplements.

Hibiscus also aids in the production of elastin. Elastin is a protein produced naturally by your body. Elastin comprises amino acids, fibroblasts, and peptides, structured differently, depending on their function. Hibiscus is full of anthocyanocides, a group of antioxidants found in individual medicinal plants. Antioxidants effectively fight the skin-damaging characteristics of free radicals, which spawn when pollutants such as traffic pollution and ultraviolet radiation contact your skin. These pollutants can cause premature skin aging. 

The hibiscus flower has everything you need in a skincare product. It hydrates, exfoliates, lifts, and tightens skin, all at the same time. The collagen and elastin present in the hibiscus flower also makes it a perfect natural substitute for Botox.

Here are five ways you can use hibiscus to make face masks that moisturize, plump, and fortify your skin. 

As the skin ages, it loses the ability either to produce or utilization some its natural peptides. Enzymes that are designed to break down skin structures, to make way for new structures, continue to work against collagen and elastin. However, the skin cannot replace these supportive structures with new ones; the face begins to droop and sag from its original position. Also as part of the aging process, the skin becomes less able to hold on to its natural moisture. To compound this, it also produces less moisture. When cells are not adequately hydrated, they are sunken, which further worsens the look of already sagging skin.

Have you heard of SNAP-8?

SNAP-8 is an octapeptide, or the combination of 8 amino acids which are linked together to create one particular peptide. SNAP-8, created by Kinerase, is being marketed as the second generation of Argireline, and is said to be 30% more effective. According to studies (albeit published by Kinerase and not seemingly backed by any independent researchers), it can reduce the depth and appearance of wrinkles by 34.9% (Source).

What is SNAP-8?

SNAP-8 is a muscle contraction inhibitor that reduces the depth of wrinkles on the face caused by the contraction of muscles of facial expression, especially in the forehead and around the eyes.

It is thought to be a safer, more economical and milder alternative to Botox, in part because it is more powerful at lower concentrations.

Snap-8 has some benefits that help to reverse these signs of aging, by working under the skin to relax muscles and to provide the nutrients that skin needs to function properly. Under the skin of the face, we have some vital muscles, which make it possible for us to create expressions. As we repeatedly smile, blink, speak, and squint, our muscles begin to become more and more contracted under the skin. This prominently expresses itself around the mouth and eyes and on the forehead, as we mature.

These muscles become permanently contracted, causing wrinkles on the surface of the skin. Fine lines and wrinkles are so common and so widespread that we even have nicknames for them. Around the eyes, we have crow’s feet, around the mouth, parentheses, and worry lines on the forehead.

In clinical studies, Snap 8 was compared to Argireline. Both were used twice a day, but Snap-8 proved itself to be at least 30% more effective than Argireline.

– Reduces the depth of wrinkles on the face caused by the contraction of muscles of facial expression, especially in the forehead and around the eyes.

– A safer, cheaper, and milder alternative to Botulinum Toxin, topically targeting the same wrinkle-formation mechanism in a very different way.

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I’m Fabulous Cosmetics Powerful volumizing serum, organic, vegan and cruelty-free, was created with the fabulous Snap-8 anti-aging ingredient and many more awesome ingredients to reverse aging.

DERMO-COSMETIC REPLENISHING GEL
FAST PENETRATING EXTERNAL APPLICATION
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FOR SKIN DEPRESSIONS (AGE WRINKLES AND EXPRESSION LINES)
FOR THE PLUMPING OF CHEEKBONES AND LIPS

Subtle expression lines and subtle loss of volume in the face and lips

I’m Fabulous Powerful Volumizing Serum & Skin Filler is an incredible serum that increases the appearance of facial volume and visibly plumps trouble zones – especially furrow lines, nasal labial creases and crow’s feet. Skin appears firmer, plump, ultra smooth, hydrated and vibrant!

  • Helps plump and firm skin’s appearance after subtle facial volume loss.
  • Helps plump the appearance of furrow lines, nasal labial creases and crow’s feet.
  • Contains antioxidants to fight free radicals and help shield against pollution and skin stressors.
  • Contains a Brightening Complex to help even skin tone.
  • Contains 2.5 % Retinol to fight wrinkles
  • Contains Snap-8 a powerful peptides and wrinkles relaxer a safer, cheaper, and milder alternative to Botulinum Toxin.
  • Contains Snake Peptide. The activity of snake peptide reduces the contraction frequency of muscle cells on the face, thereby decreasing the appearance of expression lines. In vivo testing showed an impressive reduction of over 50% in wrinkle size after 28 days.

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Science has proven that peptides can help manage wrinkles in your skin and reverse the signs of aging. So how do peptides in skin care products make your skin look younger?

Did you know that our skin is comprised mostly of collagen? Collagen is a protein comprised of long segments of amino acids arranged like a chain.

  • Collagen provides a foundation and thickness of skin
  • Women under 30 have ample collagen, which results in smooth, tight skin
  • The rest of us have less collagen –  skin tends to be thinner, revealing more wrinkles

When collagen breaks down, short segments of amino acids are formed. These are the tiny proteins and active molecules known as peptides. Peptides in skin care can provide significant anti-aging benefits.

Peptides consist of chains of amino acids linked to each other by amide bonds, also known as peptide bonds.

What Is the Difference Between a Peptide and a Protein?

 

One important protein in our skin is collagen. Collagen gives our skin its thickness and suppleness. When collagen breaks down in the skin (from age and environmental factors like the sun and stress), wrinkles form. Peptides applied topically to the skin can send a signal to collagen to prompt the formation of new collagen, you have the appearance of more youthful, supple skin.
“I do see a huge difference in my skin when I use peptides!” Say Anis the founder of I’m Fabulous Cosmetics and a medical licensed esthetician with 20 years of experience.

I use the Super Peptide Serum on my all face 3 times a week along with the Super Peptide Eye Serum every night at bedtime.