When many of us look in the mirror, we see those dreaded forehead wrinkles showing our age much more than any of our other features. Improving your skin health takes time and dedication, but some tools can help you achieve the coveted glow of healthy skin.
What Causes Forehead Wrinkles?
First off, let’s review what causes forehead wrinkles to occur. The four most common reasons we get forehead wrinkles are:
- Loss of skin elasticity
- Extended sun exposure
Forehead wrinkles most commonly form as horizontal lines on the forehead and in the Glabellar lines, which are sometimes called the “Eleven,” referring to the vertical lines between your eyebrows.
While some forehead wrinkles can be caused by preventable factors, some can simply develop as a result of frowning or focusing while listening or reading. Thankfully, with the proper skin care and routine, you can work to lessen or even get rid of your forehead wrinkles.
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How To Get Rid of Forehead Wrinkles
Now that you know how wrinkles commonly occur, let's talk about how to get rid of them. There are certain circumstances you can control that contribute to forehead wrinkles, so try adding these techniques to your wrinkle-fighting routine to minimize and prevent them going forward.
However, keep in mind that wrinkles come with age, and often are symbols and signs of life! Laugh lines, for example, are proof of smiling and laughing, and forehead wrinkles are a sign that you’re very facially expressive! Although many of us want to get rid of them, they are truly a sign of a well-lived life.
1. Choose Retinoid Creams
Many of us have heard about retinoid creams, but we don’t necessarily know what they do, or how to use them. Retinoids have long been known to help reduce wrinkles by treating sun-damaged skin, making them a great addition to your skincare routine, especially if you’re concerned about wrinkles.
2. Use Sunscreen Regularly
One of the easiest and proven ways to prevent forehead wrinkles is to simply wear sunscreen! Avoid wrinkles becoming more prevalent and help fight future wrinkles by applying sunscreen regularly. Even in the winter, or on days when the sun isn’t directly shining, it’s important to still keep sunscreen as part of your skincare regimen.
While anything is better than nothing when it comes to SPF, experts suggest a facial sunscreen with at least an SPF of 40. Many makeup brands have launched sunscreen formulas that include some shimmer or tint, making them a multiple-purpose part of your daily skincare process.
3. Stay Hydrated
Whether we’re talking about skincare or just general well-being, staying hydrated is often the top tip, and for good reason! Keep yourself hydrated by drinking water throughout the day, and do the same for your skin. If your face feels dry or tight, use an aqua facial spray or apply another layer of your moisturizer.
4. Reduce Stress
As humans, we are often plagued by the stress of our day-to-day lives. Unfortunately, stress can contribute to forehead wrinkles, so try and combat them with at-home stress-relieving exercises like yoga or meditation.
Forehead frown lines can often be caused by increased stress, so find ways to alleviate high-stress moments as a way of prevention. If you expect a stressful situation or feel yourself entering a high-stress moment, try and take deep, calming breaths, allowing all of your facial muscles to relax. You might look or feel silly, but your forehead and the impending wrinkles will thank you for it. Show photo of someone meditating at their desk