Forehead wrinkles – or other kinds of wrinkles for that matter, are wrinkles, are wrinkles, are wrinkles! Forehead wrinkles are a natural, if unfortunate, sign of aging, and just like the wrinkles you may develop on your face or around your eyes, it’s hard to escape from them as time goes by. They are a result of sun damage, repetitive movements and aging.
If you are someone who is troubled by the appearance of your forehead wrinkles or want to slow down their development as much as possible, there are number of steps you can take to reduce their impact on how you look:
- Wear Sunscreen. A well formulated UVA/UVB broad spectrum sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30, will help to fight against the sun’s damaging rays. UV rays break down collagen and elastin, which help skin maintain its structural integrity in fighting against the development of wrinkles. Wearing sunscreen is a must to help prevent the development of forehead wrinkles in the first place.
- Add in Antioxidants. Ingredients including Vitamins A and C, coenzyme Q10, alpha lipoic acid and green tea can help to fend off free radical damage, which is generated by exposure to the sun and pollution. Free radicals are unstable molecules which can cause havoc in skin and contribute to wrinkles, whether on your forehead or anywhere else.
- Apply Collagen Boosters. Skin care actives like retinoids increase skin cell turnover, which decreases as we age. These ingredients also ‘tell’ old skin cells to behave like healthier younger ones, helping to boost the production of collagen, giving skin a more youthful appearance. We like Apothekari A is for Anti-Aging, which boasts gentle and effective retinaldehyde plus a host of additional skin beneficial ingredients to exfoliate, brighten and protect.
- Seek Medical Intervention. If you’ve tried topical treatments and are still not pleased with the results, you may want to consult a trained medical professional to discuss options including laser, dermabrasion, Botox or facial surgery. These procedures can come with a hefty price tag, but if you are after faster and more visible results, they are worth considering.
What NOT to do? Don’t fall for exercises that claim to tone or strengthen facial muscles. These exercises are often series of repetitive motions, which will in fact, contribute to the development of wrinkles and not reduce them. Instead, focus on relaxing your facial muscles so that your forehead doesn’t move as much. It’s difficult and requires a lot of concentration, but with focus and attention, it is possible.