Bothersome forehead wrinkles.
They are an inevitable part of the ageing process.
For most of us, by the time we hit our mid forties, they become really visible.
But why is our forehead, so susceptible to showing early signs of ageing?
CAUSES OF FOREHEAD WRINKLES
- Repetitive frowning
- Raising the eyebrows
- Squinting the eyes
These exaggerated facial movements lead to expression lines, and furrows between our brows.
My theory on forehead wrinkles is that we are often guilty of neglecting this area of our face.
We simply don’t pay enough attention to our foreheads.
We prefer to pass on the moisturiser and sun protection in this area, because we want to avoid getting our hair greasy.
But it is really important, that we let our face wake up, to all the beautifying benefits of our skin care routine, and not just half of it, especially if you want to ward off the visible signs of ageing.
Prevention is always going to be better than a cure.
TOP TIPS FOR FOREHEAD WRINKLES
Use a daily moisturiser that contains active ingredients that will help to boost the water levels in your skin, keeping it well hydrated.
Invest in some of the latest innovative Cosmeceuticals, specialised creams that contain anti ageing ingredients, which are designed to speed up cellular processes and repair skin cells.
Creams that contain liposomes, tiny potent spheres full of skin loving ingredients, that are wrapped in a shell like structure, so they remain stable for longer.
Once applied on the skin, the shells begin to break down as they are absorbed into the upper layers, where they release their active ingredients.
Protect Your Skin
Protect your skin against pollution, by supplementing with antioxidants, a topic I discuss in greater detail in the clear skin difference.
Switch out your personal care products, according to the seasons.
Gentle exfoliation encourages natural cellular turnover which slows down as we age.
- Encourages hydrations in the upper layers
- Boosts cellular turnover
- Removes dead skin cells
- Restores skin back to a youthful glow
- Increases the flow of blood to the top layers of the skin, thus improving circulation
Cut out Cigarettes
If you smoke it is really important to try to stop, especially if you are concerned about the health of your skin.
Cigarette smoke strips your skin of oxygen, and it slows down the rate at which new cells regenerate, thus making your skin dull and sallow.
Lines and wrinkles appear as a result of lack of oxygen, as the skin starts to dry out.
Stop Stress in its tracks
Stress is one of the least talked about causes of ageing, however research shows it is one of the biggest causes of premature ageing.
Chronic unrelenting stress, the type that always stays with you, can cause deep furrows and lines on the face, especially the forehead.
Dealing with anxiety and stress effectively and taking time out of your busy schedule to introduce relaxation and meditation techniques are important when it comes to staving off premature ageing.