Aging, sun damage, and worry -- these can all cause a forehead wrinkle (or two). Wrinkles are a fact of life, however, that doesn’t mean we have to take them lying down. There are many things one can do to combat the appearance of skin aging, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Aging, sun damage, and worry -- these can all cause a forehead wrinkle (or two).
Wrinkles are a fact of life, however, that doesn’t mean we have to take them lying down. There are many things one can do to combat the appearance of skin aging, fine lines, and wrinkles.
If you have spotted a few fine lines you’d rather weren’t invited to the party -- there are a few things you should know about minimizing and preventing wrinkles.
If you are trying to get rid of forehead wrinkles or would like to prevent them altogether, you should know that lifestyle can play a major role.
Your diet, your emotional state, and your physical environment all play an important role in making or avoiding wrinkles in the first place.
Here are a few cardinal rules to adopt while trying to minimize forehead wrinkles.
Sun damage plays a major role in the appearance of wrinkles. When the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun reach vulnerable skin that is unprotected by SPF, these UV rays can cause changes at a cellular level. This causes what is called photoaging.
The first signs of photoaging? Wrinkles. So, make sure you are adamant about wearing SPF 30 or higher every day. Research shows that it can reduce your risk of developing wrinkles and slows signs of aging.
Smoking can cause the premature aging of the skin which can result in wrinkles across the face (but especially around the mouth). The nicotine in cigarettes can cause blood vessels to contract, which can restrict oxygen flow to skin cells. That is not good news for an anti-wrinkle protocol.
Add premature wrinkles to the list of reasons to stay away from cigarettes.
“Worry lines” are a real thing. Furrowing your brow when worried or upset can result in wrinkles, or grooves in the skin, caused by the repeated facial expression. Since we’re talking forehead wrinkles, this might be a huge culprit for you.
Try to minimize facial expressions that might be causing it, like lifting your eyebrows, or furrowing your brow. These repeated movements can cause grooves in the skin.
Not everyone likes the idea of Botox injections (however Botox is a valid treatment option for getting rid of forehead wrinkles). For those of you who are a little more needle shy, here are 3 great topical options for minimizing forehead wrinkles.
Retinoids are the anti-aging superstar for a reason. Try starting a retinoid routine by adding anti-aging products with tretinoin. Tretinoin helps by resurfacing the skin, which over time reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and scars.
Read more: Reducing wrinkles with Tretinoin.
Speaking of resurfacing, chemical exfoliants like alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) may also help with forehead wrinkles. Specifically, the AHA glycolic acid is especially helpful with wrinkles. Chemical exfoliants remove dead skin cells and help increase your skin cell turnover -- helping to reduce and prevent wrinkles.
Dry skin can cause wrinkles to appear more prominent than they really are. Keeping your skin hydrated with mega moisturizer hyaluronic acid can help minimize the appearance of wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1,000 times its molecular weight in water.
Using this daily may help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Remember to moisturize even if you have an oily skin type. You still need it!
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