We’ve all felt it: that uncomfortable feeling you get when you walk into a room and you know that everyone is looking at the wrinkles on your forehead. It can be very unnerving and it can easily throw you off your game or make you second-guess yourself. You could try covering your forehead with bangs or a hat, but sometimes those options just aren’t appropriate. Your best bet it is to treat those wrinkles and be done with the problem all together.
Thankfully, there are a number of ways to get rid of forehead lines quickly and without great expense or pain. This article will show you 6 ways to get smooth, radiant skin once again.
One of the main factors in the development of forehead lines is a loss of skin firmness and elasticity. This decrease in elasticity is due, in large part, to the breakdown of collagen in the middle layers of the skin.
One of the more effective ways to replace the collagen in the skin, and get rid of forehead lines in the process, is to add a collagen supplement to your diet. Collagen supplements can be taken as a powder or as a pill, depending on your preference. Pills are pretty straightforward—take one a day with a glass of water (directions may vary so be sure to read the label).
Collagen powder, though, can be taken in a variety of ways. You could add the prescribed amount to your morning smoothie. You could mix it into a glass of water. You could even sprinkle it in your favorite salad dressing.
Exfoliating your skin is an important part of getting rid of forehead wrinkles. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells that can negatively affect the health of your skin. Additionally, exfoliating helps reveal the newer, younger skin underneath for a better overall appearance.
To get rid of forehead lines at home, try mixing up an exfoliant that not only removes those pesky dead skin cells, but moisturizes and hydrates as well. Here’s what you’ll need:
The aloe vera works to hydrate dry skin while the almond, coconut, or olive oil sets up a barrier that keeps all the moisture where it should be—in your skin. The sugar works as an abrasive to gently remove those dead skin cells mentioned earlier.
To make this wrinkle-smoothing exfoliant and get rid of stubborn forehead lines, mix 1 teaspoon aloe vera with 2 teaspoons oil and 3 teaspoons sugar. When the ingredients are fully blended together, dip your fingers in the mixture and then rub them vigorously across your forehead like you were washing your face. Circular motions work best but you can also go side to side and up and down.
After 30 seconds to a minute of scrubbing, wash your face with lukewarm water and pat dry with a soft towel. Use this exfoliant once a week to restore a radiant glow to your forehead.
Vitamin C is an important component in your strategy for getting rid of forehead lines. Vitamin C acts as a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals in the skin. These free radicals are one of the main causes of the breakdown of collagen and elastin that keep your skin looking young.
Vitamin C is best obtained by eating fresh fruits and vegetables . We’re all aware of the vitamin C in fruits like oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes. But there are other sources that, gram for gram, are actually higher in vitamin C than citrus fruits. Foods like red and green peppers, kale, brussels sprouts, broccoli, tomatoes, and peas are excellent sources of vitamin C. Try adding an orange to your breakfast, some kale to your mid-day salad, and some steamed broccoli as a side at dinner to get plenty of daily vitamin C.
If those foods don’t tickle your fancy, vitamin C can also be consumed through supplements. Add a bit of vitamin C powder to a smoothie or a glass of cold water. If pills are more to your liking, pop a vitamin C capsule at breakfast for a forehead wrinkle-fighting boost.
Rosehip oil is a natural source of retinol, a powerful form of vitamin A. Retinol is well-known for its ability to repair damaged tissue and reduce wrinkles. Retinol does this by encouraging the turnover and quick death of surface skin cells. This turnover reveals the healthy skin underneath and promotes new cell growth in the top layers of skin.
For a supercharged way to get rid of forehead lines, massage a bit of rosehip oil into your skin before bed each night. Then, instead of washing it off, leave it on while you sleep for 6-8 hours of rejuvenation. You can also mix rosehip oil with coconut oil to receive even more healing while you sleep. Keep in mind that rosehip oil is naturally yellow. Because of its yellow tint, it may discolor your pillowcase and any other fabrics that come in contact with your skin.
Applying a forehead mask once or twice a week can be a great way to get rid of forehead lines. But not just any mask will do. The best masks have just the right ingredients to smooth out stubborn lines and give your skin the glow you’ve been searching for.
Try this recipe for accelerated results. In a bowl, mix:
Let the mixture sit for a few minutes to make sure the brown sugar is completely dissolved, and then spread a thick layer on your forehead. Let the mask sit for 20 minutes. Rinse off the mask with lukewarm water and pat dry with a soft towel. As mentioned, use this mask only once or twice a week for best results.
Serums are the best choice when it comes to getting rid of forehead lines—they’re effective, fast-acting, and cost a fraction of more invasive options like fillers and dermabrasion. Our favorite is SiO Beauty’s Décolleté Serum because it contains the highest concentration of active ingredients possible.
With SiO Beauty, you get wrinkle relaxers like stevioside, brighteners like vitamin C, hydrators, anti-inflammatories like shea butter, licorice root, and aloe, as well as other anti-aging goodies like black, white, and green tea, sunflower oil, coconut oil, and vitamin E. Working together, those ingredients provide deep skin-plumping hydration, brighten skin tone, and protect against new environmental damage.
Serums like SiO Beauty are the most powerful option available for getting rid of forehead lines without resorting to painful and side-effect-prone invasive procedures.
The nice thing about the tips on this list is that they can be used together for a more powerful effect. Add the collagen supplement to a healthy diet that includes plenty of vitamin C (from foods or supplements). Once a week before bed, use the exfoliating scrub to get rid of dead skin cells. One or two other nights a week, apply the nourishing mask an hour or two before bed. Then for round-the-clock healing, sleep with the rosehip oil on your skin at night and apply a serum like SiO Beauty during the day. This is the perfect routine to get rid of forehead lines fast and prevent new lines from forming.