You probably remember the first time you spotted a few forehead lines appear. Perhaps you panicked and filled your shopping cart with anti-aging skincare products, or you just shrugged it off. However, wrinkles are anything but an isolated experience, and you should find consolation in the fact that almost everyone will have their own set at some point.
However, unlike laugh lines that tell a story of smiles and laughter, forehead lines may make you feel less than stellar. At NuFACE, we get your frustration and are here to help. We’ve designed devices and skincare formulas clinically proven to improve your skin, no matter where you are in the aging process.
What Causes Wrinkles?
Understanding proper skincare requires basic knowledge of how your skin works. As the years go by, your entire body is undergoing significant changes — and your skin is included in these shifts.
Collagen production, the key to your full cheeks and youthful appearance, slows down dramatically with age, as does the production of the protein elastin. The resulting loss of elasticity makes it harder for your skin to bounce back when extended.
This is one of the reasons why you may have “crow’s feet” around your eyes. Fine lines and wrinkles form when the skin is pulled along with your facial expressions or movements (like blinking or frowning). Because of its lack of collagen and elastin, it can no longer fall tightly back into place.
A lack of elastin can also result in sagging facial features due to fat loss. In addition, when the forehead muscles have created pockets of skin, any relocated fat can cause the appearance of forehead wrinkles to protrude more clearly.
Lifestyle choices like diet, drinking habits, and smoking all impact your skin health. Smoking dehydrates the skin and causes it to lose elasticity prematurely. That is because nicotine leads to additional loss of collagen. In addition, nicotine constricts your blood vessels. Without oxygen, skin cells can no longer combat sagging or creasing the skin. A poor diet or continual dehydration may also rob the skin of the nutrients necessary to remain full and healthy.
One of the worst contributors to skin aging is sun exposure. UV rays can harm your skin in several ways, including causing sunspots. However, these damaging rays are most notorious for their contribution toward early facial wrinkles.
This is why you should always wear sunscreen of at least SPF 30. Sunscreen helps protect your complexion against all varieties of sun damage. Pop some in your bag and carry it with you for easy touch-ups.
How Can I Get Rid of Forehead Wrinkles?
Wearing sunscreen won’t resolve your forehead creases, and quitting smoking won’t take back your fine lines, but these measures will hopefully stop more wrinkles from forming.
While you can’t fully erase forehead wrinkles, the following solutions are effective ways to improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, support healthy skin cell turnover, and give you a more youthful appearance.
1. Choosing the Right Skincare Products
Nourishing creams and serums can be beneficial if you shop with a game plan. Start by looking closely at the ingredients. Antioxidants like Vitamin C, for example, can be highly beneficial for overall skin health and appearance.
Many antioxidants do wonders for the skin. They can retain water, promote skin elasticity, and keep wrinkle-inducing free radicals at bay. Vitamin C is an excellent example of a wrinkle-fighting antioxidant.
If you’re looking for an antioxidant to soothe irritated skin while fighting off wrinkles, look for topical creams that include green tea or grape seed extract. Niacinamide is another helpful antioxidant to look for in your products. Retinol, which comes from the antioxidant vitamin A, is also beneficial for wrinkle reduction and skin rejuvenation.
Hydrating with moisturizing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and shea butter can help smooth and plump skin. The results are best when moisturizer is applied consistently to keep dryness at bay.
2. Trying Professional Treatments
The most popular professional wrinkle treatment is botulinum toxin, otherwise known as botox. Botox injections diffuse wrinkles by constricting your facial muscles.
Getting Botox or fillers in your forehead can help lessen the appearance of the creases, as can a facelift performed by a plastic surgeon. But, of course, these options are more costly and require some downtime or recovery.
Other professional, in-office treatments that are available to help target wrinkles and fine lines are micro-needling, dermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser treatments.
3. Using Exfoliation Wisely
Exfoliation is an excellent habit of getting into regardless of your place in the aging process. It promotes wrinkle-free skin by removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin to reveal a fresh layer of skin.
Try professional forms of exfoliation like chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or laser resurfacing for optimal results.
4. Consider Red Light Therapy
Red light therapy has significant scientific backing. Red light treatment can help minimize wrinkles by tightening and smoothing skin by increasing collagen production Red light therapy can also promote skin cell turnover and blood circulation in the face.
The FDA has even approved this wrinkle-reduction method, citing its safety and efficacy. NuFACE Wrinkle Reducer Attachment for the Trinity Device is a clinically-proven method of at-home Red Light Therapy that requires no downtime.
NuFACE Microcurrent Technology
We’ve combined the forces of microcurrent therapy (which tones, lifts, and contours skin) with red light therapy in our Trinity Wrinkle Reducer All-In-One Gift Set.
This set comes with the Trinity Facial Toner Device and Wrinkle Reducer Red Light Attachment. It also includes the Effective Lip & Eye Attachment for a targeted impact on localized fine lines and wrinkles. We also offer the Trinity® and Wrinkle Reducer set, which includes the Trinity device and the Wrinkle Reducer attachment.
The Trinity Wrinkle Reducer was specifically made for deep forehead wrinkles, promoting collagen in the skin and blurring visible lines. With LED lights in a range of hues (infrared, amber, and red), the Reducer has been clinically proven to smooth skin.
The Trinity Device, unique in its product extensions for localized problem areas, won the Allure Best of Beauty Award in 2020 for “Best Skin Device.” With smoother skin in 80% of trials, more contoured features in 85%, and improved tone in 77%, it is no wonder that beauty magazines like InStyle and Harper’s Bazaar are also fawning over the Trinity.
The Trinity Device and all set inclusions are FDA-approved and created by aestheticians. Microcurrent and red light therapy treatments are some of the least invasive wrinkle therapies to try and a great place to start if you’re not ready for the commitment of fillers or botox.
The Bottom Line
When it comes to wrinkles on your forehead, you can take a few approaches to help make them less noticeable. Here at NuFACE, we stand by our effective microcurrent devices to help minimize the look of skin concerns like forehead wrinkles.
When in doubt, speak with a board-certified dermatologist to discuss your specific skincare concerns and get personalized advice.
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