From cream to injections to stone massage tools, there is no shortage of products that claim to keep your forehead smooth. But which is right for you? Fortunately, a little knowledge goes a long way in figuring out how to prevent forehead wrinkles making their mark.
Why Forehead Wrinkles Form
Skin wrinkles generally come from two factors: movement and skin condition. Wrinkles form in areas where we repeat the same muscle movements over time, like raising our eyebrows or frowning.
According to the Mayo Clinic,“skin naturally becomes less elastic and more fragile” and “fat in the deeper layers of your skin diminishes” as we age. This makes it harder for skin to bounce back from those muscle movements, eventually leading to fine lines and wrinkles. Other factors like age, environmental stressors, and overall health can help or hinder this process.
How To Prevent Forehead Wrinkles
Here are a few tips on how to prevent forehead wrinkles:
Follow a Regular Skincare Routine
Establishing a thorough skincare routine ensures your skin is kept clean, protected, and nourished every day. Essential elements of a wrinkle-fighting routine include:
- Gentle cleansing morning and night
- Chemical exfoliators at least 2x a week
- Moisturizing and plumping toners and serums
- A light moisturizer for daytime and a healing moisturizer for night
Protect Your Skin from the Sun
UV rays can be highly damaging to skin, especially over time. Protective clothing and daily sunscreen use are essential for preventing not only forehead wrinkles but skin cancer, too!
The American Academy of Dermatology Association recommends wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least 30SPF. If you have sensitive or acne-prone skin, look for sunscreens made with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.
Limit Oxidative Stress
Oxidative stress is a build up of harmful free radicals, which are a by-product of cellular processes and damage from illness, injury, or toxins. Too many free radicals means damage to our cellular DNA so it’s no wonder oxidative stress is tied to chronic health problems and skin issues like acne, eczema, and psoriasis as well as signs of skin aging like dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Fortunately, our bodies fight free radicals using antioxidants like Vitamin C, Coenzyme Q10, and glutathione (GSH). Aside from skincare products, make sure you’re eating an antioxidant-heavy diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables or get a comprehensive look at fighting oxidative stress in Auro founder Dr. Nayan Patel’s Glutathione Revolution.
Look for Wrinkle-Fighting Ingredients
As you’re assembling your wrinkle-fighting toolbox, look for ingredients that attract moisture, plump skin, and help repair damage.
- Retinoids and Retinol: Stimulates cell turnover. Retinoids are often prescription-strength while retinol is a gentler version.
- Hyaluronic Acid (HA): Already present in our skin, HA is a powerful moisturizer that pairs well with retinol
- Antioxidants like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and glutathione: Critical for fighting oxidative stress as well as nourishing skin and brightening skin tone
- Glycolic Acid: Boosts exfoliators, resurfacing and plumping skin overnight
You can find many of these in Auro’s patented Skincare Protocol line! These formulas combine trusted skincare ingredients with the oxidative-stress-busting power of GSH in safe, easy-to-use creams that you can use day and night. That means you can combat one of the root causes of wrinkles, nourish your skin, and boost your overall health in one quick application.
While there’s no way to completely prevent forehead wrinkles, taking steps to protect your skin, improve your routine, and limit oxidative stress will help keep fine lines at bay.