Is an old Hollywood secret the best way to remove wrinkles? A recent article in a magazine known as The Cut covered “wrinkle tape,” an old secret of starlets such as Joan Crawford and Raquel Welch.

The principle behind “wrinkle tape,” or “frownies,” is pretty simple. It’s a strong, flesh-colored adhesive that you place on your face’s problem areas while you sleep.

While you’re wearing the tape, your wrinkles are pulled smooth. You’re also discouraged from making habitual motions that may exacerbate wrinkle as long as you wear the tape.

Unfortunately, as the author of the article discovered, there is no noticeable or lasting effect once the tape comes off. It worked for Hollywood starlets primarily because they wore the tape on camera and strategically used wigs to conceal it. Not exactly a solution that you can use in your day to day life!

So what can you do about wrinkles? Fortunately, you’re not 100% at the mercy of your age. There are ways that you can alleviate the problem.

Make Peace with the Sun

The biggest cause of wrinkles is over-exposure to the sun, so curb your impulse to tan this summer. When are out and about, be sure to wear enough sunscreen to protect your skin.

Kick Unhealthy Habits

You know the ones! Smoking, drinking, and skimping on sleep will all work to age you. Kick any or all of these habits to give yourself a smoother face.

Choose a Healthy Sleep Position

If you’re a tummy sleeper or a side sleeper you might want to train yourself to sleep on your back, instead. Smooshing your face into your pillow leaves lines that won’t go away!

Prevent Wrinkles with Healthy Eating

Certain foods give your bodies the nutrients it needs to resist wrinkles. Reach for fish, soy, fruits, and vegetables to give yourself an edge against the ravages of age.

Moisturize Your Skin

A good moisturizer can make all the difference. Using a product like Alo-Verix will provide your skin with the nutrients it needs to resist wrinkles while helping you achieve a fresh, healthy look.

Fortunately, all of these methods are far more convenient and far less painful than face tape! And that’s great news.