No matter what, we will all get wrinkles on our body at some point in our lives, if we do not have them already. While getting wrinkles is not necessarily a bad thing, they are viewed as undesirable, especially if we are trying to help prolong the life of our skin and achieve a youthful complexion. This is why we provide tips on how to get rid of forehead wrinkles.
Billions of dollars are spent globally on anti-wrinkle and anti-aging products, treatments and cosmetic procedures to help reduce wrinkles on the face, especially the forehead. Let’s find out more about forehead wrinkles and how to get rid of them.
What Are Wrinkles?
Wrinkles are lines, creases, folds and ridges that form in the skin in certain parts of the body (such as the face, neck, back of the hands and the arms). They tend to appear as we grow older because as we age, the skin loses elasticity. This is a result of the reduction of collagen production. As the skin becomes thinner and drier, it is less able to protect itself from damage.
Even though wrinkles will inevitably appear as we experience aging, wrinkles may appear prematurely as a result of a number of lifestyle factors, such as:
- UV damage
- Prolonged water exposure
- Facial expressions (you use fewer muscles in your face when you smile but more muscles when you frown, so smile more!)
- Some medications
- Environmental pollutants
Even though wrinkles appear as a natural part of the aging process, most people do not like them, and many people resort to a number of treatments to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Some of these treatments are more effective than others.
Methods to Remove Forehead Wrinkles
There are a number of skin treatments available to get rid of forehead wrinkles or reduce the appearance of them. Here is an explanation about some of the treatments and what they include.
Wrinkle Creams and Lotions
There is a wide range of anti-aging creams and lotions available that help reduce or slow down the appearance of wrinkles. Many of these can be found in drugstores, supermarkets, pharmacies and local beauty shops, and the best thing is that you do not need to spend a lot of money because anti-aging creams come in different prices and sizes.
Anti-wrinkle creams and lotions can be effective because they are packed with anti-aging properties and ingredients (such as vitamin C, glycerine, collagen, retinoids and niacinamide) that reduce the appearance of lines on the forehead, as well as firming your skin’s texture and keeping your face moisturised. You can use these creams and lotions as a part of your morning and evening skincare routines, and the sooner you start using them, the more effective they will be.
As part of your cleansing routine, use rejuvenating cleansers that are designed to reduce wrinkles and tone your complexion. Aim to use exfoliating products with glycolic acid once or twice a week because this works to remove dead cells from the skin, leaving it looking brighter and feeling fresh. It also helps to treat and eliminate wrinkles.
Vitamins are perfect for boosting your complexion and giving your face a youthful look and feel. Make sure you are consuming a healthy diet that is rich in vitamins and use products that contain vitamins such as vitamin A (or retinol, a derivative of vitamin A) and vitamin C to keep your face looking young for longer.
Think of antioxidants as the keys to anti-aging, so ensure that this is a part of your skincare routine and lifestyle. They work by preventing free radical production, which causes cell damage, the reduction of collagen production and the appearance of wrinkles.
You can find antioxidants in foods such as seafood, lean meat, leeks, onions, garlic, eggplant, grapes, berries, pumpkins, mangoes, spinach, carrots and apricots. You can also find antioxidants in skincare products such as serums and moisturizing creams.
Oils are great for slowing down and combatting the effects of ageing because oils penetrate the skin to prevent dryness and to keep the skin moisturized. Try oils such as:
- Jojoba oil
- Pomegranate seed oil
- Lavender oil
- Rosehip oil
- Grapeseed oil
Serums work to alleviate skincare concerns, such as acne, sensitivity and dryness, and they are used as part of skincare routines before the application of moisturizer. Serums contain active ingredients that give your skin a firmer and smoother texture and increase moisture.
UV rays from the sun speed up the aging process, making wrinkles more defined on the forehead and the rest of the face, so use SPF all year round, no matter what season. You can use sunscreen, or, lots of BB creams and foundations also have SPF qualities now.
Even though a primer is used as a base before applying foundation, it is also handy for slowing down the aging process. This is because primers contain anti-aging properties and some primers even contain SPF
Environmental pollutants trigger the aging process and cause the appearance of wrinkles because these generate free radicals, so if you live in a city, buy “city shield” creams for the face that will work as a barrier against pollution.
If you want to take further action against forehead wrinkles and money is no object, then you can consider skincare treatments such as chemical peels, Botox, fillers or laser therapy.
When it comes to getting rid of wrinkles and taking exceptional care of your skin, it is not just about the skincare products you use. Lifestyle habits, good or bad, can determine the look and health of your skin. If you really want to prevent wrinkles, you should:
- Reduce stress and practise relaxation techniques
- Drink plenty of water every day to keep your skin and body hydrated
- Avoid prolonged water exposure (such as showering for too long)
- Consume a healthy and balanced diet that is rich in vitamins and nutrients
- Quit smoking
- Quit drinking alcohol (or reduce the amount you drink)
- Get seven to nine hours of sleep every night