No matter how well you care for your skin, forehead wrinkles happen to everyone eventually. Luckily, you can delay or improve the appearance of forehead wrinkles by following these easy tips.
What Causes Forehead Wrinkles?
UV exposure is definitely one of the top causes of premature aging, including forehead wrinkles. Over time, sunlight breaks down the collagen and elastin fibers that give skin its smooth appearance. Eventually, this leads to sagging and wrinkles.
Smoking is bad for your health overall, including the health of your skin. Each time you light up, your blood vessels constrict, reducing blood flow. This slows down the production of collagen and elastin in your skin. Without a steady supply of these youth-giving proteins, forehead wrinkles start to form.
If you wear a perpetual frown or have a very expressive face, you’ll be more likely to develop forehead wrinkles prematurely. Why? Because every time we make a facial expression, we move the frontalis muscle on the front of the head. As this muscle moves, it stretches the skin of the forehead. Over time, the skin breaks down and forms wrinkles.
The way you sleep can also cause forehead wrinkles. If you sleep on your stomach with your face pressed against the pillow, you’ll be more likely to develop forehead wrinkles.
How to Prevent Forehead Wrinkles
- Wear sunscreen every single day, even in cloudy weather. We recommend daily use of Aqua BB SPF 40, which protects the skin from sun as it hydrates and color corrects.
- Quit smoking. Not only will quitting smoking benefit your skin, but it will help your overall health as well.
- If you’re a stomach sleeper, train yourself to sleep on your back. If you’re having a hard time, try placing a pillow under each arm to prevent yourself from turning over in the night.
3 Ways to Treat Forehead Wrinkles
1. Stay Hydrated
Dry, dehydrated skin exaggerates fine lines and wrinkles. To keep skin hydrated from the inside out, drink at least eight glasses of water each day.
2. Use a Moisturizer
Apply a high quality moisturizer like “M” Cream to keep skin hydrated and nourished from the outside in.
3. Try Facial Massage
A daily facial massage may also improve appearance of forehead wrinkles. Massage increases blood flow to the skin, which stimulates collagen and elastin production to fill in forehead lines. Use a small amount of Anti-Aging Oil and gently massage the face in a circular motion.