Bothersome forehead wrinkles.
They are an inevitable part of our ageing process.
For most of us by the time we hit our mid-forties, they gather in furrows.
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
- the natural ageing process
These exaggerated facial movements lead to expression lines and furrows between the brows.
Many factors can lead to forehead wrinkles, ranging from loss is an elasticity to the use of various muscles in your face. However, forehead wrinkles’ biggest cause is the frontalis muscle’s activity, which elevates the eyebrows, causing forehead wrinkles.
The muscle around the eyes, the orbicular oculi can also lead to forehead wrinkles, crows feet and above the eyebrow lines, referred to as radial wrinkles. Two other muscles on the face, the corrugated and the procerus muscle can also contribute to frown lines on the forehead.
Ageing is a big factor – excess motion, skin laxity, and gravity can all cause fine lines and wrinkles to form.
Pay more attention to your forehead
We also have another theory as to why we are prone to forehead wrinkles, that is we are often guilty of neglecting this area of our face.
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 essential, that we let our face wake up, to all the beautifying benefits of our skincare 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 containing active ingredients that will help boost the water levels in your skin, keeping it well hydrated.
Invest in some of the latest innovative cosmeceuticals, specialised formulas like C+ Vitamin complex and A+ Retinod complex, which contains anti-ageing Vitamin A and antioxidants, that help speed up cellular processes and repair skin cells.
Opt for creams containing liposomes, tiny, potent spheres full of skin-loving ingredients wrapped in a shell-like structure, which help the ingredients in your formula remain stable for longer.
Once applied to your skin, the shells begin to break down as they are absorbed into the upper layers, where they release their ingredients.
The Naked Chemist range of products contains skin-identical ingredients that are missing. Immortelle cream is a great example of such a moisturiser, that uses this technology and antioxidants to target ageing and deliver penetrative healing deep within your tissues.
Protect your skin
Environmental toxins and invisible pollutants are now thought to be one of the biggest causes of premature ageing,
They combat the damaging free radicals that cause a cycle of destruction on your skin. Repairing and protecting your skin from this oxidative damage caused by environmental stresses that we encounter daily. Glo antioxidant complex, which is packed full of antioxidants.
Gentle exfoliation encourages natural cellular turnover, which slows down as we age.
- boosts cellular turnover
- removes dead skin cells
- restores skin to a youthful glow
- encourages hydration in the outer layers of skin
- increases the flow of blood to the top layers of your skin, thus improving circulation
Gentle peels containing alpha-hydroxy acids will also help eliminate fine lines, a gentle lactic peel can also be extremely hydrating.
Cut out cigarettes
If you smoke, it is essential to stop, especially if you are concerned about your skin’s health. 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 due to a lack of oxygen, as the skin starts to dry out.
Stop stress in its tracks
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, especially when it comes to stave off premature ageing.
Treatment options for forehead wrinkles
Here at the Naked Chemist, our approach is purely holistic and not invasive. Still, for those keen to pursue other options the neuromodulators, a group of cosmetic injections used for this area include Botox, which prevents the muscle from working, helping to reduce the creases.
A product called Xeomin, which is a similar treatment to Botox, but less aggressive, allows for wrinkle reduction and natural movement of the area around the forehead.
Ultrasound treatment is also less invasive, which helps to tighten the skin on your forehead.