Wrinkles of any kind can be tough to deal with. They can be especially frustrating when they appear on your forehead. Unless you cover your forehead with bangs or hats all the time, your forehead is one of the first parts of your body people see. And the wrinkles that form there can betray your age like nothing else.
But you don’t have to cover or hide those lines. They can be treated. This article reveals 10 of the best forehead wrinkle treatments and shows you which one is the best to supercharge your healing overnight.
1. Witch Hazel
Witch hazel is a natural astringent and anti-inflammatory produced from the leaves and bark of the North American Witch-hazel shrub. Diluted forms are used in many commercial cosmetic and healthcare products. By using the witch hazel—which can be found in most drug stores, you can see real results as a forehead wrinkle treatment.
You can use witch hazel in a number of ways, but the easiest it to apply it directly to the lines and wrinkles on your forehead like you would a moisturizer. You can even leave it there during your waking hours for all-day healing.
2. Olive Oil & Baking Soda Forehead Wrinkle Treatment
Olive oil has been used for centuries as a skincare product so you know it has to be good. Olive oil contains natural vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids—all of which help keep skin looking young and smooth. Add in the benefits of baking soda as an exfoliant and you’ve got a powerful recipe for forehead wrinkle treatment.
All you need to make this treatment work is 2 teaspoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, a washcloth, and hot water. Here’s a step-by-step process to put these items to use.
- Soak the washcloth in hot water (not so hot that it will burn).
- Apply it to your forehead for 5 minutes.
- Remove the washcloth and rub in 1 teaspoon of olive oil.
- Warm up the washcloth and apply it to your forehead for another 5 minutes.
- Mix 1 teaspoon olive oil with 1 teaspoon baking soda.
- Gently rub in the olive oil/baking soda mix.
- Warm up the washcloth and apply it to your forehead for another 5 minutes.
- Remove the mixture by washing with lukewarm water.
3. Massage Away Forehead Wrinkles
Massage has long been known for the benefits it provides to your muscles: increased blood flow, stimulation and repair of damaged tissue, loosening tightness, not to mention it just feels good. But massage can also be used as a forehead wrinkle treatment.
First, apply some type of oil to your forehead. We like coconut or olive oil for their healing properties. The oil is used primarily to prevent damaging friction and pulling during the massage. Gently massage your forehead with small, circular motions for 10 minutes. This treatment can be used every day as part of your beauty routine for extra healing.
4. Exercise Your Forehead For Smoother Skin
Toning your facial muscles can help reduce sagging skin. That sagging skin is one of the main reasons wrinkles form. So any facial exercise you do can have a beneficial effect as a forehead wrinkle treatment.
To target forehead wrinkles specifically, try this quick and easy exercise:
- Lower your eyebrows as far as you can.
- With eyebrows still lowered, pull them together as far as you can (like you’re making an angry face).
- Hole for a count of 5.
- Now lift your eyebrows as far as you can.
- With eyebrows still raised, push them apart as far as you can (like you’re making a surprised face).
- Hold for a count of 5.
Down and up is one repetition. Do at least 3 sets of 5 repetitions every day.
5. Wear An Avocado Mask To Reduce Lines And Wrinkles
Avocado, like olive oil, is rich in vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids. These compounds serve to prevent the spread of free radicals within the skin. They also serve to moisturize and protect the skin from toxins in the air. As such, wearing an avocado-based mask can be a great forehead wrinkle treatment.
Here’s an easy recipe for a wrinkle-fighting avocado mask:
- Mash half an avocado in a bowl.
- Mix in 1 tablespoon plain yogurt.
- Apply this mixture evenly to your face.
- Leave it on for 10-15 minutes.
- Remove the mask with lukewarm water.
- Pat skin dry with a soft towel.
This mask is safe enough that you can use it each day to accelerate healing.
6. Change Your Diet For Better Skin
Eating healthy is an excellent forehead wrinkle treatment option. It not only benefits your forehead, but your entire body as well. Eating healthy involves eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, and nuts along with a small amount of protein throughout the day. It also means drinking plenty of water.
To improve your diet, try including a piece of fruit with breakfast, a small salad at lunch, and a steamed vegetable with dinner. If you feel the need to snack, try a small handful of almonds or walnuts. And make sure to drink at least 8 cups of water every day for real results.
7. Try A Chemical Peel
For more fast-acting results, consider a chemical peel as a forehead wrinkle treatment. Chemical peels use acids like carbolic, alpha hydroxy (AHA), and trichloroacetic (TCA) to remove the outer layer of skin. This reveals the less-wrinkled skin underneath.
As effective as chemical peels are, they should not be your first choice for real healing. Chemical peels can be both expensive and dangerous. Side effects include redness, scarring, permanent changes in skin color, infection, and even heart, kidney, or liver damage. Be sure to consult your doctor before embarking on any treatment procedure.
8. Consider Dermabrasion
Dermabrasion uses a wire brush or a diamond wheel with rough edges (a burr or fraise) to remove the top layer of skin. During the process, the skin is intentionally scraped away causing new skin to be grown in place of the damaged skin. Once the process is complete, it reveals the younger-looking, less-wrinkled skin underneath. Keep in mind that dermabrasion is a surgical procedure so it’s wise to consult a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
Like the chemical peel, dermabrasion can cause side effects. These side effects range in severity from redness and swelling to acne and enlarged pores to permanent changes in skin color and scarring. Always have the procedure done by a trained professional.
9. Get A Rhytidectomy As A Last Resort
A rhytidectomy, or face-lift, re-contours the fat and tissue that makes up your face. The rhytidectomy also adjusts the skin to fit the musculature below.
The face-lift is the most extreme forehead wrinkle treatment and should not be used except as a last resort. The procedure is expensive and insurance companies don’t cover it. The procedure is also rife with risks. You can react badly to the anesthesia. You can bleed under the skin. You may experience damage to the nerves that supply the facial muscles. You may even develop blood clots that can put your life at risk. Be sure you have tried all other options before resorting to this forehead wrinkle treatment.
10. Try SiO Beauty Patches For Real Wrinkle-Fighting Results
When you want more or faster results than masks, massage, and exercise can give, turn to SiO's wrinkle-fighting silicone patches first. These patches can yield smoother, younger-looking skin in just one night. Best of all, they can help to prevent future forehead wrinkles from forming.
SiO Beauty patches are the perfect solution because they hydrate while plumping skin, leaving behind wrinkle-smoothing, skin-softening effects.
The Best Combination For Forehead Wrinkle Treatment
For real and lasting results, combine facial massage, facial exercise, a healthy diet, and SiO Beauty. This mix of treatments can restore your youthful radiance and visibly reduce forehead wrinkles in just a few days.