Forehead wrinkles are one of the most common types of facial wrinkles that appear on the skin. While these wrinkles most commonly start to appear after the age of fifty, they can develop earlier; depending on your skin care habits, your lifestyle, and your local environment. While there are a number of treatments for forehead wrinkles (including the application of retinol or glycolic acid creams, microdermabrasion, and laser treatments), preventing them before they can form is the most effective solution for keeping the skin smooth. Though you may not to be able to prevent all wrinkles from forming, taking preventative measures may reduce the risk of them becoming more prominent and therefore more difficult to remove. With all such steps, keep in mind that regular maintenance measures are much more effective at achieving long term results in reducing forehead wrinkles.
Modify Your Diet
One way to prevent forehead wrinkles is to modify your diet. Increase your water intake to keep your skin hydrated, as dry skin can contribute to the development of wrinkles. Cut back on sugar, which can cause inflammation and can cause collagen damage when consumed in large quantities.
Add foods to your diet that are rich in vitamins A, E, C, and K; all of which promote the production of healthy collagen and deliver antioxidants to the skin. Antioxidants, which are especially prevalent in foods that contain vitamin C, seek out and destroy free radicals in the skin which destroy healthy, collagen-producing cells.
Vitamin E, which can be found in a variety of shelled nuts and leafy vegetables, such as spinach and kale, strengthen the barrier of the skin so that it retains moisture better. Vitamin A contains retinoic acid, which is a powerful cell communicator that encourages healthy cells to produce collagen.
The healthier your skin cells are, the more collagen they produce, which leads to firmer, smoother skin. If you are under the care of a physician for any reason, you may want to consult him or her before making any changes to your diet.
Wear Sunscreen to Prevent Forehead Wrinkles
While you might think that sunscreen is only necessary when you go to the beach or to a pool party, it is vital for aging skin, particularly when you’re trying to prevent forehead wrinkles.
If you live in a geographic region with strong, direct sunlight, then wearing sunscreen on a daily basis is even more necessary. If you don’t want to have to worry about applying sunscreen every day or are sensitive to certain sunscreen ingredients, then consider adding a combination moisturizer and sunscreen to your daily skin care regimen.
If you’re unsure what type of SPF protection your skin needs, consult with your dermatologist.
Be Conscious of Facial Expressions
Repetitive facial expressions can cause wrinkles to form in the skin, especially in the case of forehead wrinkles. Furrowing your brow in thought, worry, or anger may result in the formation of wrinkles, so it’s important to be conscious about the facial expressions you make on a daily basis.
For some people, furrowing their brow becomes a habit when they are thinking or speaking, but if you’re trying to prevent forehead wrinkles, you may want to practice relaxing your facial muscles whenever possible.
Preventing forehead wrinkles may require lifestyle changes that may be difficult to incorporate at first, but since prevention is less costly than most wrinkle treatments, these changes may be worth your time and effort. Keep in mind that these preventative measures will not prevent forehead wrinkles forever, but they may delay them and keep your skin