A wrinkled forehead can happen due to an array of reasons; from ageing to being too expressive. No matter how careful you are, it will be a part of your life, whether you like it or not. So, how do you deal with it when it comes to skincare and even makeup? How can you ensure that you treat your forehead wrinkles with skincare and even makeup, so they don't appear too prominent? That is where we come along.
In this article, we will tell you all about wrinkled foreheads, how you can deal with it, and maybe, to some extent, get rid of it.
- How to tweak your lifestyle to reduce forehead wrinkles
- 1. Shield against the sun
- 2. Hydrate
- 3. Manage stress
- 4. Stop smoking
- 5. Balance your diet
- Do you need to change your skincare and makeup products
- FAQs on wrinkled forehead
How to tweak your lifestyle to reduce forehead wrinkles
Yes, there are small habits and daily things that you do which often lead to forehead wrinkles. Maybe it is because of frequent frowning, or because of some product that may be making your skin more sensitive than usual. The point being, a wrinkled forehead may be a result of your daily lifestyle. Certain alterations in your lifestyle can bring about a huge change. Let’s take a look at those.
1. Shield against the sun
The first change that you ought to bring along in your lifestyle is adequate protection against the sun. Use a good sunscreen or sunblock, one that suits your skin and has an SPF of at least 15. If you are a swimmer, go for a minimum SPF of 50. Using sunscreen regularly prevents you from getting sunspots, premature ageing, and even protects you from the harmful effects of UVA/UVB rays, which may cause a lot of skin issues. Use sunblock or sunscreen daily, whatever texture suits you, and prevent a wrinkled forehead.
Dry and thinning skin wrinkles faster. Hydrated skin that is supple in nature is tight and evades ageing for long. This is another basic habit that you should inculcate. Try having as much water as you can, depending on your weight and BMI. Keep yourself hydrated. Having sufficient water in the body also gets rid of all the toxins, thus clearing up the skin.
3. Manage stress
Stress is also one reason for a wrinkled forehead. You frown too much, inadvertently, you do not take care of yourself, you forget important stuff, and as a result, it gives you wrinkles and bad quality of skin and lifestyle, overall. Try and manage stress by using various techniques such as yoga, meditation, aromatherapy, and the likes. If you have severe stress issues such as depression, we would suggest therapy. Stress management helps your body and skin. A healthy mind ensures a healthy exterior, after all!
4. Stop smoking
No matter how high it gives, smoking has never done anyone any good. It may be a stress buster (short-term one) for some, but the fact is that it is extremely hazardous for you and can result in heart diseases, lung cancer and emphysema. It is also a big contributing factor when it comes to premature ageing. Studies have proved that the tobacco content in cigarettes or any other format adversely affects collagen production. And so, it reduces the skin’s elasticity, contributing to premature ageing and by extension, a wrinkled forehead. If you want supple and tight skin, quit smoking. If you think you cannot, seek help. There are organizations and products that help get rid of the addiction.
5. Balance your diet
Have everything, but create a balance. This is perhaps the most important and most ignored aspect of our current lifestyles. Try to have a balanced diet. The adage ‘you are what you eat’ does stand true. Increase your intake of vitamin C and omega-3 fatty acids as they moisturise your skin and reduce its chances of being unreasonably dry and papery. A carb-high diet, however, does the opposite. We are not asking you to ditch your favourite foods. Just try and maintain a balance and know the warning signs.
Do you need to change your skincare and makeup products
Yes. As the skin ages, its demands change too. Further, even if you are not that aged and have skin that is prematurely ageing, it is better to replace your current skincare regimen with one that is more suited towards those concerns. Use makeup and skincare that addresses your collagen deficit. Combine your change in lifestyle with an updated regimen that can contribute towards getting rid of the wrinkled forehead that is bothering you. Let us tell you more about the products that you should use.
You must have heard of this product being used in anti-ageing products a lot. Let us tell you what exactly it is. Retinol is basically a mild version of a vitamin A by-product (tretinoin). This by-product is known to work effectively on wrinkles as it accelerates collagen production and improves the skin’s cell turnover. A word of caution though. Retinol is not an ingredient that works well if it comes into contact with sunlight. So, it is best if you use it at night. Look for night creams with active retinol content.
Start using a primer. It not only makes the skin smooth and provides the perfect base for foundation but also creates a protective and caring barrier on the skin. It is also good for camouflaging your wrinkled forehead a bit as it smooths it out and helps your base makeup stay fresh and intact throughout the day.
3. Glycolic acid
This is another important ingredient that should form a part of your skincare regimen if you wish to get rid of a wrinkled forehead. Glycolic acid is a form of AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) which is exfoliating in nature and reveals a healthier and fresher skin after getting rid of the dry and dead skin cells. A word of caution; do remember to use a sunscreen after using a glycolic acid product as it can make your skin photosensitive.
FAQs on wrinkled forehead
Q. When should I go for botox?
A. Well, if you are not one who wants a gradual change, then we would suggest you go for botox where wrinkles are treated via needles and other equipment. Botox is a treatment where the injected muscles are paralysed. This ensures that they do not wrinkle when you frown, thus getting rid of the forehead wrinkles. Of course, while this is a safe option, go only with doctors that are known for the procedure. Further, be aware of the side effects such as headache, swelling, dry eye, flu, bruising, etc. This is quite a pricey procedure, so be assured of where and how you are investing your money.
Q. Can I get rid of my wrinkled forehead entirely with lifestyle changes?
A. Lifestyle changes and constant skincare can help diminish the wrinkles, but it won’t get rid of it entirely. Skin, in its natural form, is prone to ageing. However, you can opt for surgical means if you want a 100% result.