If you take care of your skin, you’ll understand how frustrating it can be to have forehead wrinkles as it seems like you can’t do anything about them. Well, that’s not completely true. For most people, it’s true that you can’t get rid of forehead wrinkles entirely, but you can reverse the appearance of them significantly. Now, let’s talk about some ways that you can get rid of forehead wrinkles as best as you possibly can. These are the methods we’ll be talking about throughout this article:
- Making necessary lifestyle changes.
- Protecting yourself from the sun.
- Avoid over-washing your face.
- Using trusted cosmetic solutions.
Making healthy changes in your lifestyle is an excellent way to get rid of forehead wrinkles. Not only that, they’re good for your overall well-being as well:
Eat Healthy and Stay Hydrated
When dealing with wrinkles, you need to realize that they’re the result of your skin aging and losing its elasticity. Of course, there are other factors, but your skin is a significant factor. That’s why having a well-balanced diet that incorporates fruits, vegetables, grains, lean proteins, healthy fats, etc. is critical to keeping your skin from aging and losing its elasticity. For dealing with wrinkles specifically, vitamin C and linolenic acid are essential. You should also avoid intaking too much fat and carbohydrates as they can make wrinkles more prominent.
A well-balanced diet requires proper hydration. If you follow the standard rule of drinking at least 2 liters of water a day (varies depending on your size and weight), you should see results. Having poor hydration can cause your skin to lose its elasticity and cause it to be dry, flaky, saggy and worst of all, wrinkly.
Get Enough Rest and Sleep
We all go through tough times, and unfortunately, it can cause us to lose out on sleep and feel stressed. This can result in heavily prominent wrinkles as most people tend to wrinkle their brows when feeling stressed. This repeated motion can heavily contribute to wrinkles. That’s why it’s important to do your best to make time for sleep and to relieve your stress by doing activities that relax you.
Smoking is very well-known to cause premature aging and wrinkles of the skin. The chemicals found inside tobacco directly damages your skin’s elasticity which will make your wrinkles around your entire body look even worse.
Cut Back on the Alcohol
This goes a bit with the hydration point above. Alcohol tends to dehydrate you, and that includes your skin. If you pound the alcohol each night, your skin will begin to look the part. We aren’t saying you can’t have that glass of wine or two each evening, just stay well-hydrated and alternate your alcoholic beverage with hydrating beverages like ice water.
Protect Yourself from Sun
As much as you may love going out, ultraviolet light coming from the sun and from other light sources can contribute to your wrinkles overtime. Like smoking, the sun’s ultraviolet rays can cause your skin to age prematurely which results in wrinkles.
To protect yourself from this and to decrease the risk of skin cancer, you should apply sunscreen that has a SPF level of 15 or higher whenever you go out. If the sun is very bright out, you’ll want to use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Here are some general guidelines to follow:
- When going out for a long time, you should be reapplying sunscreen every two hours.
- If you plan on going swimming or doing physical activities that cause you to sweat, you should reapply your sunscreen right after.
- It’s best to apply sunscreen on all the parts of your body that are exposed to the sun, not just the ones that you don’t want to be wrinkly.
Wear a Hat!
If you want to specifically keep the sun off your forehead, it stands to reason that you should keep the sun from hitting it. Wear a hat! Luckily, hats nowadays come in all shapes and sizes and are actually quite stylish. Wearing a full-brimmed hat (as opposed to a baseball cap) has the added benefit of covering the back of your neck, which may reduce the neck wrinkles as well.
Don't Overwash Your Face
It’s easy to believe that over-washing your face doesn’t do any harm, but in reality, it can actually contribute to your forehead wrinkles. The reason for this is, our skin naturally produces fats and essential oils, and when you consistently wash your face with soap and water, it dissolves them. This can even cause your skin to breakout which is another problem you don’t want to deal with if you don’t have it already. So how often should you wash your face, and how much is too much?
Wash once a day
Choose a facial soap that is designed for the face as opposed to a body soap which has a higher pH value that can dry out your skin and leave it irritated. Give yourself a good washing once a day. You can then rinse or touch-up your face another time at night or throughout the day, but never more than three times a day.
On top of using facial soap, you need to learn how to wash your face properly. Clean your hands before applying the soap on your face. Then, gently wash your face using your fingertips and with lukewarm water. Follow-up with a moisturizer that’ll help achieve what you’re looking to accomplish, whether it be wrinkle-free skin, acne-free skin, well-hydrated skin, etc.
Careful with skin care products, too
There seems to be an infinite number of skin care products on the market, aimed at everything from reducing oily skin to getting rid of unibrows to making your pores look smaller. These products are sometimes well-tested, but often they can actually have an adverse reaction on skin, like drying it out or leaving some minor discoloration.
This kind of wear and tear on the skin can add up over time. Take it easy on the OTC products, and trying to be as gentle and natural with your facial skin as possible.
Cosmetic & Professional Solutions
In the beauty world, it’s almost impossible to believe what cosmetic brands are saying nowadays. However, there are some key features to look for in cosmetic solutions that’ll actually help get rid of forehead wrinkles.
Products with Retinol
Collagen production is essential to keeping your skin tight and to reduce wrinkles, and since retinol stimulates collagen, you should look for products that contain retinol – ideally pure retinol. If you’re applying retinol, your skin can get very sensitive, so it’s imperative that you apply sunscreen and moisturizer daily.
Coconut Oil and Cocoa
Coconut oil is a great way to soothe and moisturize your skin, and it also fights free radicals. Wearing a light layer of coconut oil will help lock in moisture to make your skin plumper, thus reducing the look of wrinkles. You can apply the oil after washing your face. Drinking cocoa is another great option as it contains a wide variety of antioxidants that are beneficial to aging skin. Consider replacing your coffee with cocoa instead!
Botox or Other Injectibles
For those who want a more natural solution, this option may not be for you. Botox and other neurotoxin-based injectables are one of the best unnatural ways to get rid of forehead wrinkles. It’s a simple procedure that works to relax the muscles underneath your skin and allows your skin to fill in the lines to give it a wrinkle-free and smooth look. Depending on how deep your wrinkle lines are, these injectables could potentially get rid of your wrinkles entirely. But for most people, the results will only last a couple of months.
Lasers and Chemical Peels
Like the previous solutions, lasers and chemical peels are other unnatural solutions to consider. Resurfacing lasers work by directly targeting your wrinkles using a pulsating beam of light to remove your skin layer by layer until the wrinkles are gone. Chemical peels are chemical solutions that heal and deeply exfoliates the top layers of your wrinkles to improve and smoothen the clarity of your skin.
When deciding on a cosmetic solution, you must always consult with a doctor to see whether the solution is for you and whether it will work or not. Do not attempt to use or undergo any cosmetic surgery at a non-licensed business. We hope you find the best solution possible to get rid of those forehead wrinkles!