How To Get Rid Of Forehead Lines
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 altogether.
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 11 ways to get smooth, radiant skin once again.
Tips For Getting Rid Of Forehead Lines
1) Add A Collagen Supplement To Your Diet
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.
2) Moisturize Daily
Moisturize. Moisturize. Moisturize. For hydrated skin, add a moisturizer to your daily skin care routine.
Your skin needs to stay moisturized. And while there are natural agents you can use for this purpose — such as coconut oil — a moisturizer is crucial to the overall health of your skin.
As we mentioned, this is a skin-care agent that needs to be applied daily, both in the morning and in the evening. Moisturizing will give your skin that youthful, radiant glow you’ve been searching for!
3) Make A Natural Moisturizing Remedy
Use some ingredients in your home to create a remedy to treat forehead lines. You’ll find out that you already have most of the ingredients on-hand somewhere in your home.
Coconut oil rejuvenates and hydrates your skin, filling in your wrinkles. Follow these steps when using coconut oil:
- Massage coconut oil onto your skin, specifically targeting your forehead.
- Continue massaging until the oil is completely absorbed by your skin.
- Continue to use throughout the week.
4) Whip Up A Wrinkle-Smoothing Forehead Exfoliant
Along with moisturizing, you’ll need to exfoliate. 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. It also gives your skin a clean, healthy canvas for new skin cell growth.
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:
- Aloe vera
- Almond oil, coconut oil, or olive oil
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.
5) Get Plenty Of Vitamin C
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.
6) Change Your Diet
We’ve mentioned getting plenty of vitamin C through various foods, but what else are you consuming on a daily basis?
Ensure that your diet is packed with the correct servings of fruit, vegetables, and protein to minimize the appearance of forehead wrinkles.
We compiled a great list for you in the previous section with foods rich in vitamin C, such as fruits and vegetables, as a starting place. Foods you can eat that are rich in protein include meat, fish, eggs, chicken, and nuts, to name a few.
For the liquids you’re consuming, we recommend drinking eight glasses of water per day. That’s the minimum. It’s also important to avoid beverages with lots of added sugar and unnatural ingredients.
What you put in your body eventually shows up on your skin. Adding the correct nutrients to your diet will help keep your skin looking youthful and healthy!
7) Wear Rosehip Oil At Night To Get Rid Of Forehead Lines
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.
8) Apply A Forehead Mask
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:
- 6 tablespoons of plain yogurt (organic is best)
- 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons of vitamin C powder
- 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
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.
Aloe Vera Gel and Egg Whites
This is another amazing option for a wrinkle-fighting forehead mask. Aloe Vera Gel is packed full of vitamin E, which is known for reducing fine lines. Egg whites can help tighten and tone your skin.
To make a great combination to get rid of forehead lines, do the following:
- Mix two tablespoons of fresh aloe vera and one egg white together.
- Apply combination to your forehead.
- Leave the mixture on your forehead for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Rinse with lukewarm water.
- Repeat two to three times per week.
9) Use The Right Serum To Get Rid Of Forehead Lines Fast
Serums are one of the best choices 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.
With high-quality serums, you can 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.
10) Add Facial Exercises To Your Daily Routine
Whether you’re at home, in the car, at work, or on-the-go, facial exercises are a must. Think about it: to tighten up any other muscle in your body, you work it out...you exercise.
Your face is comprised of several muscles, so don’t be afraid to exercise it in order to tone up those facial muscles! Here are a few facial exercises to help you target forehead lines.
Eye “C” You
Make a C shape with each hand, like binoculars, and place around your eyes. Your thumbs should be just below your eyes and your index fingers just above your eyebrows. With your index fingers, pull down the skin on your forehead.
Now try raising your eyebrows upward and open your eyes wide. You will feel the tension. Hold this position for a few seconds. Relax and repeat.
Smooth Your Brow
Rest your hands on your forehead with your fingers facing inward and toward each other. Glide your fingers across your forehead, moving them out toward your temples.
Apply firm pressure to smooth out the skin on your forehead. Relax your facial muscles and repeat this motion. Use this exercise as a cool down from your other facial exercises.
Adding these facial exercises to your daily routine will help tone up the loose skin on your forehead, which then smooths out forehead wrinkles!
11) Wear SiO Beauty Patches At Night
SiO’s medical-grade silicone patches fight wrinkles for you. Whether you want to smooth out wrinkle lines, decrease the appearance of forehead wrinkles in general, or you’re working at preventing wrinkles altogether, SiO BrowLift beauty patches are your answer.
For optimal results, cleanse and dry your skin before applying the beauty patch. Gently remove the patch from the plastic film and position it on your brow area. Wear the patch while sleeping and remove upon waking. Cleanse the patch after use and place it in the storage bag provided.
When you snooze you lose...wrinkles!
Combine These Tips For Even More Healing
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). Remember to do your facial exercises on a daily basis.
Once a week before bed, use the exfoliating scrub to get rid of dead skin cells. And 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 during the day.
Finally, don’t forget to wear SiO BrowLift beauty patches while sleeping!
(Beauty expert tip: if using rosehip oil or other products on your skin at night, do not put SiO patches over them, as this may cause irritation. We recommend rotating between your SiO patches and other overnight treatments.)
This is the perfect routine to get rid of forehead lines fast and prevent new lines from forming.