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3 Common Causes of Forehead Wrinkles (and What to Do About Them)

by | Mar 11, 2021

Our foreheads are one of the first places many people notice fine lines and wrinkles. Millions of products tout their ability to erase this stubborn problem. But without understanding forehead wrinkle causes, it’s difficult to know which wrinkle remedy to go for.

Forehead Wrinkle Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

According to research examining temporary vs permanent wrinkles, these stubborn marks happen as we perform the same muscle movements over time. When it comes to forehead wrinkles, this means that our repeated facial expressions crease the skin. Over the years, skin loses its ability to bounce back into shape.

Here are some of the major reasons your skin loses its ability to bounce back and how you can address them.

Age

Aging is the most well known (and impossible to avoid) cause of forehead wrinkles. The Mayo Clinic describes what aging can do to the skin

“As you get older, your skin naturally becomes less elastic and more fragile. Decreased production of natural oils dries your skin and makes it appear more wrinkled. Fat in the deeper layers of your skin diminishes. This causes loose, saggy skin and more-pronounced lines and crevices.”

While we can’t turn back the clock, we can support our skin as we age. Be sure to use sunscreen and look for products with ingredients like retinol, Vitamin C, and ceramides. You should also be sure to get plenty of glutathione (keep reading to learn more)!

Environmental Stress

External stresses can have a serious impact not only on our overall health, but also the appearance of our skin

Sun Exposure

While it’s important to get Vitamin D, the sun can be highly damaging to skin. Extended or even mild sun exposure without proper protection releases free radicals that can harm our cellular DNA, a process called oxidative stress. Not only does this harm our health, it leaves skin dull and dry.

Fortunately, sunscreen and protective clothing really help us out here. In fact, a 2013 study in Australia found that people who used sunscreen every day had fewer signs of skin aging than those who used it occasionally, even years down the line!

The American Academy of Dermatology Association recommends wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least 30SPF to protect yourself from potential skin cancer and future wrinkles. Wearing hats and long sleeves or scheduling outdoor activities for morning or later afternoon will also help you safely get those rays!

Pollution and Toxin Exposure

In today’s modern world, it’s virtually impossible to avoid pollution and toxins that can overwhelm our body’s detoxification system and leave us with enough free radicals to cause oxidative stress

However, we can try to limit exposure to certain chemicals in the products we use, including:

  • Bisphenol-A (BPA)
  • Phthalates
  • Parabens
  • Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) / perfluorooctanoic acid
  • Formaldehyde
  • Azodicarbonamide
  • Perchloroethylene (PCE, perc)

Low Glutathione

Glutathione is one of our best defenses against oxidative stress, gobbling up free radicals and boosting other antioxidants. This protects our skin’s natural abilities to heal and regenerate, leading to more radiant, younger-looking skin and preserving the elasticity that prevents wrinkles from forming!

Unfortunately, many people don’t have all the glutathione they need, particularly as age diminishes our ability to synthesize it. 

Getting More Glutathione: Diet

Be sure to get plenty of fresh foods, particularly those rich in amino acids. Some foods to go for include:

  • Fruits: avocado, strawberries, peaches, red pepper, broccoli
  • Vegetables: asparagus, raw spinach, okra, winter squash, potatoes, tomatoes
  • Others: Fish, chicken, brown rice, eggs, whey protein

Getting More Glutathione: Supplements

Transdermal sprays and creams like Auro’s patented Skincare Protocol and GSH Spray are the safest and most effective supplements for glutathione. Using sub-nanotechnology, these formulations provide a reduced (and thus easily absorbed) form of glutathione both directly to problem skin areas and then into the rest of the body.

With Auro Skincare, you can easily address the root cause of wrinkles while giving your skin all the premium skincare ingredients it craves! Simply spray and move on with your day!

To learn more, check out “Glutathione Benefits for Skin” or get the full story on glutathione (and what it does for skin) in Auro founder Dr. Nayan Patel’s Glutathione Revolution.

Now that you know the major causes of forehead wrinkles and treatment options, you can start caring for your skin today. Remember, it’s never too late to boost your skin health!

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