Tips and tricks for fighting forehead wrinkles seem to be everywhere these days. They range in complexity from eating healthy foods to using the right astringent to invasive treatments and face-lifts. It almost gets too confusing to contemplate.
You might be driven to wonder, “With all the suggestions out there, how in the world can I incorporate them into my daily beauty routine?” We’ve compiled this ultimate guide for treating forehead wrinkles to walk you through a day of prevention and healing. Though it may seem like a daunting task, it’s really not that much different than what you’re already doing. A few minor tweaks here and there will have you well on your way to forehead-wrinkle healing in no time.
1. Drink Water First Thing In The Morning
Start treating forehead wrinkles first thing in the morning by drinking 2 cups of water before you do anything else. Don’t eat. Don’t shower. Don’t exercise. Drink those 2 cups of water.
After 6-8 hours in bed, your body can be slightly dehydrated. Consuming those 2 cups of water right away supercharges skin healing by replenishing the water that keeps your skin smooth and wrinkle-free.
Then, throughout the day, be sure to drink at least 6 more cups of water to keep your body and your skin hydrated. This helps your body and your skin function properly. More specifically, drinking water all day long serves to remove toxins that may accumulate in the skin as well as keeping your skin moist and hydrated.
2. Add Forehead Exercises To Your Workout
Whether you exercise in the morning (after your 2 cups of water, of course) or in the evening, it’s important to include some wrinkle-fighting movements in the mix.
Once such movement that benefits your forehead, your face, and indeed, your entire body, is the headstand. The headstand is a great way to send plenty of blood to your forehead. That increased blood flow helps to remove toxins from the forehead and keep the skin full of beneficial nutrients. Oh, and don’t forget that reversing the pull of gravity on the skin can give a little extra oomph to your healing routine.
Keep in mind that headstands aren’t for everyone. You should always consult a doctor before adding anything radical or extremely taxing to your exercise routine. In addition, be sure to work through a few simpler inversions before jumping right into the more difficult headstands.
If headstands aren’t your thing, try some simple forehead toning exercises. Using the muscles of your forehead, try lowering your eyebrows as far down and as close together as they will go. Hold this position for a count of 5 and then relax. Next, raise your eyebrows as high up and as far apart as they will go. Hold this position for a count of 5 and then relax. By toning the muscles in your forehead, you’ll work to pull the skin taught and reduce wrinkles that form there.
3. Use The Right Serum For All-Day Forehead-Wrinkle Healing
After your shower or other morning rituals, be sure to apply a wrinkle-fighting serum for all-day healing. The best serums are specifically designed to rejuvenate and fortify the delicate skin of your forehead while at the same time smoothing, hydrating, and brightening for the best possible results.
The beauty of serum is that it can (and should) be left on all day to maximize the healing effects it offers. Doing so will provide deep, skin-plumping hydration along with protection against new environmental damage.
4. Apply A Sunscreen Before You Leave The House
Sunscreen is one of those preventative measures that cannot be stressed enough. Almost any doctor or dermatologist would recommend it. And for good reason: the sun’s UV rays can do a lot of damage to your skin throughout the day.
A sunscreen of 30 or 45 SPF is plenty sufficient to protect the skin of your forehead against 97% of the sun’s damaging rays and prevent forehead wrinkles from forming.
Be sure to apply a sunscreen to your forehead, your face, your neck, your chest, and any other exposed skin before you leave for work in the morning. For maximum protection, reapply sunscreen every two hours whether you’re inside or outside. Don’t think that just because you work indoors, you aren’t being exposed. Though they filter a lot out, windows still allow some UV rays through.
5. Eat A Healthy Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner
Like applying sunscreen and drinking plenty of water, the importance of eating healthy cannot be understated. A diet filled with wrinkle-fighting superfoods can go a long way to repairing pesky forehead wrinkles.
The healing and prevention start at breakfast where you can include blueberries and kiwi into your regular fare. Continue through lunch and dinner by dicing tomatoes and avocado as toppings and sides. And don’t forget about snacks. A few almonds between lunch and dinner keep the healing going well into the evening hours.
Foods like these and others can provide your body with all the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals it needs to keep your skin young-looking and smooth. To kick your healthy diet into high gear, try including 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil with each meal. This provides a healing dose of omega-3s that work to fight the oxidants that build up in the skin.
6. Smooth Wrinkles And Exfoliate Skin With Witch Hazel
After you wash your face at the end of the day, apply some witch hazel to your forehead wrinkles. This natural astringent is packed with anti-inflammatories that remove dead skin cells and other microscopic toxins that cause damage to the skin. The combined effects of witch hazel serve to smooth wrinkles while keeping skin healthy and young.
Leave the witch hazel on for the remainder of the night to really experience its healing benefits.
7. Get A Double Shot Of Healing With A Coconut Oil Massage
A coconut oil massage for your forehead packs a powerful one-two punch for healing wrinkles at any age. The coconut oil serves to reduce friction from the massage but also contains beneficial nutrients like essential fatty acids that can help repair damaged skin. If you don’t have any coconut oil, you can substitute olive oil or even petroleum jelly.
The massage serves to increase blood flow to the forehead while at the same time stimulating and repairing damaged tissue. The massage also loosens tight muscles so your skin can return to its normal position. On top of that, it can help you to relax after a long day’s work.
Try massaging your choice of coconut oil, olive oil, or petroleum jelly into your forehead with circular motions for 10 minutes. Once you’re done with the massage, you can leave the oil on your skin while you sleep for further benefits.