As an avid reader of my my blog you probably know already, that I swear by Frownies– hey I am sleeping with a paper triangle between my eyes since almost 7 years! Can you believe it? And if you are not an avid reader of my blog- now you know! ? I swear, Frownies have helped so much to smooth out the frown line between my eyes (though since about a year I added another trick during the day: dermaflage– read here all about it).
Since I was really happy with the Frownies results and I got kind of sick seeing my deep Nasolabial folds, I thought, a tape similar to Frownies, designed for that area was something I wanted to try.
However, I knew that Frownies are too uncomfortable for that area of my face. You know, you can wear paper tape between your eyes, but around your mouth is can really hurt. The skin is more delicate and the little corners of the Frownies can really poke into your skin. I definitely needed something like Frownies, but made for the delicate skin around my mouth.
So I waited excited for my patches to arrive…
Here is how it went: first off: these patches feel definitely much more comfortable than Frownies. They are maybe a little thicker than your regular clear tape. No uncomfortable corners that stick into my skin either! So that was a win! But how would my Nasolabial folds look the next day after sleeping with these?
Even-though the tape is really soft, I felt it was a little uncomfortable having so many things glued on my face. But, if the strips would improve my Nasolabial folds, I would definitely consider doing this every night.
However, the next morning I ripped off the strips and to my utter surprise: my Nasolabial folds had doubled! LOL! Instead of one deep Nasolabial fold on each side, I had now 2 on each side of my mouth. Not pretty! ?
It was clear, that a second fold was building exactly where the tape ended and my original labial fold was in no way improved. It looked worse than ever! A total fail!!!
The second fold diminished after a couple of hours. I am so sad, but unfortunately for me these strips did not work. I will however stay loyal to my Frownies. ?