How To Get Rid Of Forehead Wrinkles: Natural Tactics And Solutions
They may be called the ‘Golden Years’, and sure, they definitely have their perks. But there are difficulties that come with age, ranging from the annoying to the dangerous.
One of the annoying realities as we get older is the formation of wrinkles. Especially forehead wrinkles, which are generally one of the first forms of wrinkles to make their appearance. You may be 21 at heart, but your body just doesn’t seem to agree with your mind, and you might find yourself frowning at your recent reflection. (Don’t, by the way; that just makes the wrinkles deepen).
Luckily, while I don’t have a way to bring your birthday down by 20 years, there are ways to get rid of – or soften, at least – forehead wrinkles. Obviously, there is no way to completely prevent the onset of wrinkles. It’s an inevitable part of growing more mature.
But with proper skincare, plus a few handy tips, it’s definitely possible to look your youngest self. There are three options when it comes to getting rid of forehead wrinkles: prevention through a healthy lifestyle, home remedies, for those who prefer to go natural, or a more invasive approach.
Healthy Lifestyle For Forehead Wrinkles
Limiting your sun exposure is a huge start to reducing your chances of developing wrinkles earlier than you’d like to. UV rays are one of the main causes for wrinkles, so you might want to be thinking about how much time you spend tanning on your porch.
Still young? It’s never to early to start taking care of your skin. Try not to spend unnecessary time in the sun, and make sure to use a good sunblock every time you expose your skin to UV rays. This includes all your time outdoors, or even driving in your car on a sunny day.
Yes, there are more important reasons to quit smoking – such as for your lung health, to reduce your risk of various forms of cancer, or if you’re pregnant. But another reason is for your skin health, especially as you age.
Nicotine, a chemical found in cigarettes, causes the blood vessels on the outer layers of your skin to constrict. This means that less blood is able to flow there, which means that your skin is getting less Vitamin A and oxygen than it really needs.
The other chemicals that you subject your body to when you smoke, such as carbon monoxide, lead and mercury – among others – break down collagen and elastin (the stuff that gives your skin flexibility) and cause wrinkles, even in younger people. So if you needed another reason to quit, here it is.
Staying hydrated is super important – and not only for your health and energy. A body that’s hydrated on the inside will also be hydrated on the outside. Hydrated, healthy skin tends to be plumper, firmer and have fewer wrinkles. Water also helps to fight against toxins that may be causing skin damage.
Home Remedies For Forehead Wrinkles
You might be reading this and thinking, “Prevention is all very nice, but what about if I already have wrinkles?”
Keep on reading, then. There are home remedies to try, and they’re seriously effective. Keep in mind that they won’t make your wrinkles completely disappear, but will definitely lighten them.
I bet you have thought of this one already. Compounds like acemannan found in aloe can heal damaged skin, and the high Vitamin E content is definitely your skin’s best friend – mature or otherwise.
To use aloe vera for wrinkles, massage a small amount of aloe vera gel into your forehead. Leave this on for 10-15 minutes, and then rinse with cold water. Within about a week, you should notice a positive difference to your forehead wrinkles.
Adding petroleum jelly to washed skin can help lock in the moisture and keep it hydrated. After washing your face at night, massage the jelly into your wrinkles until it stops feeling greasy and is fully absorbed in your skin. Make this a regular habit, and you will have healthier, better-hydrated skin in almost no time.
This oil may indispensable in your kitchen, but did you know that it can be amazing for your skin, too? Its antioxidant properties help to fight against free radicals that are wreaking havoc on your forehead.
You can either choose to use warmed olive oil on its own, or together with lemon juice. Massage the oil or oil and juice mixture into your wrinkles for a few minutes every night. You should notice your skin becoming hydrated and healthier.
These patches physically hold your skin in place, so it stays firm and doesn’t set into wrinkles while you sleep. When you use the tape to smooth out wrinkles, it’s both a quick-fix and a long-term solution, as it trains your skin not to set into wrinkles.
Treatments For Forehead Wrinkles
If the home remedies aren’t working for you, and your frown lines are causing you real distress, it may be time to bring out the big guns.
These injections, as you may have guessed, work to help increase the levels of collagen in your skin and therefore help you to achieve younger, healthier skin. They’re done by a dermatologist and are repeated around every 2 – 4 months. Intense exercise, sun exposure, and alcohol should be avoided within a week of getting your shot.
One of the least invasive, but highly effective, wrinkle removal treatments is laser treatment. Laser beams can be used to either encourage more collagen production, or to remove a layer of wrinkled skin and show the younger-looking skin that previously was hiding underneath the damaged skin. It’s slightly more expensive, but if you have a low pain tolerance, it might be the best option for you.
Botox can be used to target other issues, but it’s most commonly used to eliminate or soften wrinkles. When injected into a muscle (muscle movements are often the cause of wrinkles), Botox will relax the muscle so it can’t function as it did before. Therefore, it won’t be able to produce wrinkles. It’s been FDA approved for safety, but like everything, it carries risks, like infection or allergy.
Don’t let the wrinkles get ya down! If you’re one of those people who embrace age and celebrates it, good for you! But if those wrinkles are starting to bother you, don’t despair. There are ways to turn back the clock, at least as far as your forehead is concerned. And if you aren’t there yet, start by taking good care of your body and skin now. You’ll thank yourself for it in a few short years from now!