Let’s face it, every one of us at one point or another has looked into the mirror and been disappointed with what we see. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could call up our fairy godmother and wish our wrinkles away? You see, all of us are born with elastin and collagen under our skin, that’s what causes it to bounce back after we make a silly expression. Sadly, as we age that elastic surface becomes dry and eventually all but disappears. The result is: our skin doesn’t bounce back from a frown anymore and it leaves unsightly wrinkles in its place. Our foreheads are an especially noticeable area for wrinkles. Is there a way to get rid of them, or at least make them less noticeable? The good news is there are a lot of great options to reduce or even remove deep forehead wrinkles! Read on and find the best anti-wrinkle treatment that works for you.
–It Really is the Fountain of Youth
This may seem like a no-brainer but research shows that almost half of all Americans aren’t drinking enough water. Proper hydration is essential when it comes to wrinkle reduction. It may be that your skin has been dull, saggy, and wrinkled because it’s thirsty. The elastin underneath your epidermis needs lots of water in order to function properly. Collagen is what plumps underneath our skin and causes it to retain its youthful state. Without water, collagen dries up and becomes ineffective.
A good rule of thumb is to drink half your body weight in ounces. (Coffee or coke doesn’t count). You’ll be shocked how quickly your body will respond. Within one week your skin will be smoother and you’ll have more energy to boot!
2. Light-Reflecting Primer
–Trick Your Eyes
The struggle is real. We cake on makeup, hoping that it will cover our forehead lines, but after an hour or so we find that all of it has settled into the furrows, emphasizing the lines we sought to camouflage. The answer is simple: light-reflecting primer. This stuff is magic! Trick your eyes as well as everyone around you. The primer will make your skin look luminously smooth and prevent your makeup from settling in those lines you’ve just so cleverly hidden.
3. The Right Cream
–Know Your Ingredients
The amount of wrinkle creams and serums that line the supermarket shelves can feel daunting. Which ones are effective? Will I have to try each one of these products to find one that works? Your worries are over. Just turn a bottle around and take it through a simple test. Look through the list of ingredients. Does it say it has retinol, peptides or retinoid? Those are the buzz-words to search for when shopping for wrinkle cream. All three stimulate the growth of collagen, a great way to turn those frown lines upside down.
–A Surefire Cure
If you’re really serious about getting a smooth brow, then Botox might be a good option for you. Ask your dermatologist about pricing and treatments. Botox isn’t considered invasive and there’s no recovery time at all. Usually one session will last 3-6 months. The price tag is a little steep, but at $400 it’s cheaper than plastic surgery and a lot less painful.
5. Olive and Coconut Oil
–Lose Those Lines Naturally
This cure is an all-natural; fun way to deal with wrinkles. Warm up a tablespoon of each type of oil and massage in an upward motion onto your forehead. It’s best to perform this treatment right before bed unless you want your face to shine like a lighthouse beacon all day. Coconut oil and Olive oil are great by themselves but put them together and they become a dynamic duo of wrinkle-fighting heroes!
–Fight the War Against Time
This treatment really works! After only a few weeks of sessions your skin will feel younger and incredibly smooth. The tiny needles they insert just underneath your skin will stimulate collagen growth. The frontalis and corrugator muscles underneath your forehead are the main causes for wrinkles. Acupuncture tones these muscles and helps bring more elasticity to your skin. Don’t let the needles scare you, they’re much smaller than your average medical needle and most people report little to no pain at all!
–A Stylish Fix
Side-swept bangs are really popular right now and that’s good news for those with bothersome forehead lines. Bedeck your brow with some bangs that just skim your eyebrows. Not only will they help hide your wrinkles but they also soften your face, making you appear younger. Warning: parting your hair in the middle will draw attention to your forehead, putting a frame around unsightly lines. You can’t go wrong if you part your hair to the side, just above your pupil.
8. Laser Treatment
A big complaint people have is that most anti-aging treatments either don’t work, or look unnatural. You can stop worrying if you opt for laser treatment. The results are amazing! Just one treatment can last for months and can completely obliterate even deep creases. Micro-fine lasers go just underneath the skin to stimulate fresh elastin and collagen growth. It rejuvenates the skin in a way few other things do. The FDA has proven this treatment is 100% safe and effective. Give yourself at least 4 days to heal because your skin might react in a rash but these side-effects usually go away quickly.
9. Castor Oil
–Weird but True
If you need a wrinkle reducer that’s not only effective but all-natural, you may want to consider castor oil. Yes, you read that right: castor oil. Though it may sound strange, drinking 2-3 tablespoons of castor oil once a day for 2 weeks can make you look as if you’ve been bathing in the fountain of youth! Give it a try but remember castor oil is also a potent laxative so I don’t suggest trying this on a road trip.
10. Citrus Fruit Massage
–A Fruity Facial Fracas
Citrus fruits are amazing for the skin. Eating them is great but have you ever considered putting them on your face? The vitamin E and C contained in fruits like oranges and lemons are really great for feeding your skin and plumping up wrinkles. Just rub the pulp on your face and let it sit there for 15 minutes. Your skin will slurp it up like candy and reward you with a youthful countenance.