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Forehead Wrinkles in Your 20s and 30s? It May Not Be About Age

‍Is developing forehead wrinkles in your 20s or 30s normal? Learn more about what can cause wrinkles and fine lines to form early, and what you can do about it.

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If you’ve found this little corner of the internet, then you’re searching for reasons why you might have forehead wrinkles in your 20s or 30s.

It’s true that forming wrinkles in your 20s or 30s is pretty early when it comes to natural skin aging.

But, you’re still incredibly young at 20 or 30. So, if you have forehead wrinkles, it’s may not entirely be about natural skin aging, it could be considered premature skin aging and/or skin damage. 

If you do have signs of premature aging, don’t fret -- there’s likely an explanation for this that might be which may be remedied by simple routine changes. 

Let’s get into how you can potentially smooth over forehead wrinkles in your 20s and 30s and how to help prevent more from forming. 

Forehead wrinkles in your 20s

If you have forehead wrinkles in your 20s, they are probably not solely because of natural skin aging.

Wrinkles from sun damage:

These might form at a young age because of sun damage or skin-damaging routines like smoking.

To prevent further wrinkles (or the deepening of fine lines) it’s best to use daily SPF 50. 

Remember that SPF is not just for those who burn badly, it’s for everyone. The sun and its damaging UV rays are the cause of around 90% of skin aging.

This type of aging from the sun is called photoaging and it can exacerbate premature skin aging.

If you have wrinkles in your 20s, don’t panic -- but do make SPF your new best friend. 

Forehead wrinkles in your 30s

Wrinkles, especially fine lines, in your 30s are not unheard of. But, you’re still a spring chicken in terms of skin aging.

Toward your mid to late thirties, you might start seeing fine lines more than before.

Wrinkles from sun damage:

But, if you have deep wrinkles in your 30s they could have been caused by sun damage. 

So, the same advice goes for those in their 30s -- the sun is not your friend when it comes to wrinkles. Use SPF every day, not just at the beach or on vacation.

UV rays can damage DNA, skin cells and begin to break down precious collagen and elastin fibers.

Wrinkles from collagen and elastin decline:

When you’re in your 30s, the last thing you want to do is wage war on your collagen and elastin. (The main characters of youthful smooth skin are collagen and elastin. Treat them well.)

Without considering potential sun damage, this is the age where you may begin to see the effects of the natural decline in collagen.

So, the collagen fiber damage from unprotected sun exposure, plus the natural lowering levels of collagen seen in our 30s can cause wrinkles of all kinds. 

Say it with me -- SPF is your B.F.F. 

Make sure that collagen synthesis is supported by using chemical exfoliants (like retinol, retinoids, glycolic and lactic acid) and antioxidants (like tretinoin, vitamin C, and vitamin E). This is a great way forward if you’re seeing wrinkles in your 30s.  

While your 20-year-old besties don’t have to worry too much about collagen just yet -- your 30s are a great time to think about supporting collagen production and committing to that major sun protection game. 

What causes premature wrinkles to form?

Let’s recap why wrinkles may pop up in your 20s or 30s:

  • Primary cause: UVA and UVB radiation from the sun.
  • Smoking accelerates natural skin aging. 
  • Repeated facial expressions. For forehead wrinkles, they could be caused by repeatedly raising the eyebrows or furrowing your brow.

Worried about wrinkles? Add these ‘skincare musts’ to your do list 

For anyone in your 20s or 30s, if you’re concerned about wrinkles or skin aging there are a few skincare musts to consider:

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Strut Health creates a prescription Anti-Aging Formula that contains tretinoin, lactic acid, and niacinamide for a gentle anti-aging cream. 

If you’re just looking to brighten your skin, prevent wrinkle formation, and boost collagen in the process, try our Vitamin C Strut Brightly Formula.  

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