How to Get Rid of Forehead Wrinkles
Horizontal forehead wrinkles are also called ‘forehead rows. Vertical wrinkles or creases that appear between the eyebrows are known as frown lines or more technically, glabellar lines. Those skin creases are only seen during active facial motions, and they are called dynamic wrinkles. One common denominator of all wrinkles on forehead is that they make you look old, tired, worried or angry.
If years of daily sunscreen neglect, brow-raising and frowning have etched your face with forehead wrinkles, don’t worry about it too much. Everyone starts to develop facial wrinkles around the age of 30 years. Also, worrying will only make the wrinkles on forehead worse, so don't stress out over them.
Treatment for forehead wrinkles depend on the type. Botox or cosmetic surgery are the most popular treatments among the "rich", but they cost upwards of $1400 to $2500 annually to maintain the results. Many folks want to eliminate their forehead wrinkles without breaking the bank or undergoing invasive medical procedures. That said, here's an effective 5 step program to prevent or minimize wrinkles on forehead and keep you looking youthful, healthy and happy!
1: Wash Your Face Twice A Day
Dirt, makeup, and excess oil clogs the pores of your skin and invites wrinkled, sagging skin. Use a moisturizing skin cleanser every morning to remove excess oil, sweat and dirt from your skin, and then again at night to remove makeup, dirt and excess oil. This is a prerequisite for healthy skin of any age, and prevents against the premature development of forehead wrinkles and other signs of age.
2: Stay Out of the Sun
Research has proven that even 10 minutes of daily exposure to UV rays can cause wrinkles on forehead within 12 weeks. If you spend any amount of time in the sun, apply UV SPF 30+ sun block faithfully and frequently, every 15 to 20 minutes, and when swimming, whenever you get out of the water.
3: Stay Adequately Hydrated
Drink 8 to 10, eight oz glasses of clean, pure water every day to prevent forehead wrinkles. Juice and non carbonated soft drinks are acceptable substitutes for water. However, caffeine and carbonation both have diuretic properties. Avoid them, or match them with additional servings of water. The kidneys need water to filter and eliminate toxins from your body.
Sufficient water opens your pores, enabling your skin to breathe and sweat out other impurities. Insufficient fluid consumption leads to dehydration and buildup of toxins such as free radicals acquired from exposure to the sun and wind. This contributes to premature aging and wrinkles on forehead.
4: Take Your Vitamins
Combat forehead wrinkles naturally by taking a complete multi-vitamin/multi-mineral supplement every day! A complete vitamin/mineral supplement will contain minimum daily requirements of biotin, vitamins A, B complex, C E as well as the natural anti-oxidants lycopene and astaxanthin. These two potent carotinoids help smooth out wrinkles to reverse the effects of photo-aging caused by overexposure to the sun. Is taking vitmains the "cure all" to forehead wrinkles? Of course not, but it's just one more step that will help to keep your forehead wrinkle free.
5. Treat Skin with Anti Wrinkle Cream
Apply a moisturizing anti wrinkle cream to your skin daily to defend against wrinkles on forehead. Always check the label of anti-wrinkle creams before you buy. Look for high-quality, all natural, skin superheroes such as retinoids, antioxidants, peptides, coenzyme Q10 and/or the mega superhero antioxidant reservatrol. These active ingredients exfoliate, moisturize and plump up your skin to smooth out wrinkles.
If you prefer a completely natural anti-wrinkle skin tonic, apply witch hazel extract to your wrinkles nightly, before going to bed. Witch hazel contains tannins, which can help tighten your skin. Apply 4 to 5 drops of witch hazel extract to a clean cotton ball and gently massage into forehead wrinkles, using small circular motions. Leave on overnight and follow your normal skin cleansing routine in the morning.