One of the first places people notice signs of aging is their forehead. It usually appears as a fine line or two that’s hardly noticeable when the face is at rest. Over time, new lines may appear, and existing lines may deepen. If your forehead wrinkles are a little more prominent than you’d like them to be, here’s what you should know about skincare and the effects it can have on the appearance of aging skin.
What Causes Forehead Wrinkles?
Forehead wrinkles are simply a part of life. As we grow older, our bodies produce less collagen. We’re done growing, and the body shifts its efforts to maintaining the collagen necessary to keep us healthy. Your body doesn’t have the same aesthetic concerns that you do. Reduced collagen production can lead to thinning skin, fine lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles.
Some lifestyle factors can expedite the appearance of forehead wrinkles. If you’ve been lax with your sunscreen and you know you’re not drinking enough water, you’re likely to see some of the consequences in your skin. Taking better care of yourself won’t prevent wrinkles entirely, but it has the potential to slow their appearance and minimize their severity.
How To Prevent Forehead Wrinkles
Prevention should always be your first priority. It’s much easier to shield your skin from damage than it is to repair or reduce the appearance of damage once it’s been done. You’ll always be surrounded by things that can do harm to your skin. Be mindful of what you can do to protect it.
Use Sunscreen Every Day To Prevent Forehead Wrinkles
Unless it’s nighttime, you need sunscreen. It doesn’t matter if it’s cloudy, raining, or even snowing. Exposure to the sun’s UV rays has the potential to damage your skin, no matter how bright the sun is shining. Sun rays can even reach you through your car’s windshield or the windows of your home.
Use broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen every day. If you wear face makeup, look for a foundation or tinted moisturizer that already contains SPF 30 or greater to simplify your morning routine.
Exfoliate Your Face
Dry, dead skin cells can exacerbate the appearance of lines on your face. They can also prevent moisturizers and active botanicals from reaching the deeper layers of your skin, where their ingredients will be most beneficial. Most people find that exfoliating two to three times a week helps to keep their skin smooth and free from dry patches.
Start by exfoliating once weekly and see how your skin reacts. If your skin is sensitive to the effects of exfoliating products, limit yourself to once a week. If your skin tolerates exfoliating products well, incorporate a second weekly session. Just be sure to give your skin several days between sessions.
Moisturize Your Skin
Nourishing moisturizer can provide your skin with hydrating, soothing, or active ingredients it needs to restore its vitality and rejuvenate its appearance. Your daytime moisturizer should prioritize SPF above all other ingredients, but your nighttime moisturizer can contain any ingredients that will work to nourish your skin while you sleep. Many people find that nighttime moisturizers with ingredients like retinol or vitamin C produce a noticeable improvement in their skin’s appearance.
Kick Stress To The Curb
Think about the faces you make when you’re upset, angry, or stressed out. You probably scowl or frown a lot. These facial expressions can create expression lines over time. You’re most likely to notice these lines between your eyebrows and on your forehead. Reducing stress and focusing on maintaining your calm face can naturally protect your skin from wrinkles.
Take up a healthy hobby and make some positive changes. Make sure you’re giving yourself enough time to sleep. Most adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep every night. If you don’t get the sleep you need, you’re likely to feel exhausted and stressed out throughout the day.
Many people find that massage helps to reduce their stress while promoting better sleep. Use massage to help yourself unwind when you’re feeling tense. It’s good for you mentally, physically, and spiritually.
How To Treat Forehead Wrinkles
If you’re looking to minimize the appearance of forehead wrinkles you already have, you should use preventative care to keep them from becoming more noticeable. You can use targeted skincare treatments to improve the quality and overall health of your skin, which can minimize the appearance of the signs of aging.
Try An Exfoliating Peel
Dead skin cells can make skin appear dull. They can also exacerbate the appearance of forehead lines. An exfoliating peel works double duty to remove dead cells from the surface and expose the fresh, healthy, new skin cells that live underneath.
When the layer of dead cells is removed, it’s much easier for skincare ingredients to reach your forehead wrinkles. The better the ingredients penetrate your skin, the more potential benefits they can provide. Make an exfoliating peel the first step of your targeted skincare treatment.
Get An Age Corrective Facial To Improve Forehead Wrinkles
Our age corrective facial is designed to address the signs of aging in your skin. Deeply nourishing oils and active botanicals derived from green apples provide a natural boost to your skin’s health. When your skin is radiant, plump, and moisturized, the appearance of forehead lines may diminish.
You’ll see the best results with consistency. If you continue to treat your skin with exfoliating peels and facials, more noticeable improvements will develop over time. Make sure you’re using your daily skincare products in between facials to maintain your results.
Age Gracefully Without Forehead Wrinkles
The estheticians at Greentoes in Tucson are prepared to address all of your skincare concerns. We’ve worked to create a relaxing environment where the people of Tucson can come to find their calm. Relax. Talk to your esthetician about your skincare goals. Receive tailored advice and facials designed specifically for the health of your skin. Book an appointment online or by phone when you’re ready to rejuvenate yourself.