The bad news is that wrinkles cannot be stopped. Sooner or later, the firmness and elasticity of our skin diminishes, so that it undergoes a natural aging process. This is not tragic in itself, but for many men and women it is an aesthetic problem. Especially when the first forehead wrinkles appear on the face and make the face look older. The good news, however, is that with the right care and a healthy lifestyle, you can counteract the premature formation of wrinkles – without Botox. Which other factors can promote skin aging and which products should promote a smooth skin appearance are explained as follows.
From the age of 25, the skin loses its elasticity, so that the first expression lines can appear on the face, which are initially only superficial. With increasing age, however, the depth of wrinkles also increases, triggered by our natural facial expressions: the more pronounced these are, the earlier forehead wrinkles can become noticeable. These are horizontal wrinkles that become more pronounced when we laugh or frown. Frown lines, on the other hand, stand out vertically between the eyebrows and the nose – they are particularly promoted when your facial expressions are permanently tense. For example, because you are constantly angry or have to concentrate hard.
But external factors also have a great influence on the formation of wrinkles. The best-known triggers that cause our skin to age more quickly include smoking, alcohol consumption, too much sun exposure and too little sleep. To counteract forehead wrinkles at an early stage, a healthy lifestyle is therefore indispensable. Skin care also plays an important role.
Preventing forehead wrinkles – with the right care
There is no question that skin care products cannot have the same effect on forehead wrinkles as injections with Botox or hyaluronic acid. On the other hand, the application of an anti-aging cream is significantly cheaper than a medical intervention. In addition, over-the-counter cosmetic products contain certain combinations of active ingredients that are supposed to promote a smooth skin appearance – such as the following skin care products:
1. hyaluronic acid
It is a natural component of our connective tissue and is broken down by our body over time, so surgical intervention is not a one-time thing. For the same reason, the use of products containing hyaluronic acid should not be short-lived. To achieve a positive result, you need to use the moisturizer or serum regularly. Only in this way can the active ingredient be stored in your connective tissue, improve your skin texture – and counteract forehead wrinkles.
2. forehead pads
As the name suggests, the pads are placed directly on the forehead to reduce wrinkles. The natural ingredients they contain – according to the manufacturer – are supposed to be fully absorbed by the skin, leaving it moisturized and improving its elasticity. The forehead pads also have a cooling effect and can be worn for up to eight hours at a time. Incidentally, the same applies to anti-wrinkle patches against frown lines: They are applied directly to the problem area (between the eyebrows and nose) and can even be left on overnight while you sleep.
3. retinol serum
It has the same effect on our body as vitamin A, which fights wrinkles: retinol is a substitute that is supposed to make the skin more elastic, so it can minimize forehead wrinkles. Unlike vitamin A acid, retinol serum does not require a prescription and can therefore be found in many skin care products such as creams and masks. Since the active ingredient inhibits free radicals that normally break down wrinkle-reducing collagen, retinol is traded as a popular beauty secret weapon on the cosmetics market.
4. facial roller
Regular facial massages are also said to be able to reduce forehead wrinkles. These can be done by hand – or you can use a so-called face roller. It is made of a jade or rose quartz stone and has a smooth surface that feels pleasantly cool when rolled over the skin. It is important that you apply only a little pressure to your face during the massage and treat the skin with a moisturizer or facial oil afterwards to stimulate circulation.
A so-called ultrasound treatment in a beauty salon costs easily between 500 and 1000 euros. Also it is to be able to help to reduce the visible wrinkles in the face like on the forehead. This is made possible by ultrasound waves that penetrate the skin and heat deeper layers – which in turn stimulates cell regeneration. This is said to make the skin look plumper and fresher by reducing forehead wrinkles. However, the result will only be visible after several applications. If the treatment is too expensive for you, you can also buy an ultrasound device for home use. The prices are not cheap, but they are much cheaper than a professional treatment at a beautician. Apply the device twice a week.
This is a special device that removes their top layer of skin: During the blood circulation-enhancing microdermabrasion, your face is cleared of dead skin particles and skin cell renewal is stimulated. This in turn has the effect of making your face look firmer and smoother after the treatment. Depending on which attachment you use, the microdermabrasion device can also be used to remove pimples and blackheads. All without the use of chemicals.
Botox vs. hyaluronic acid: what’s the difference?
It is not uncommon for sufferers to have their forehead wrinkles removed, which requires a medical procedure at the beautydoc. He uses Botox or hyaluronic acid – but what is the difference? On the one hand in the price, on the other hand in the application: While botulinum toxin is injected directly into the facial muscles, hyaluronic acid gel must be injected under the skin. This has the advantage that your face does not look as rigid as after Botox treatment – which is, however, less expensive. In both cases, the effect wears off after six to twelve months at the latest, so it has to be repeated regularly. This makes a visit to the specialist significantly more expensive than the permanent use of care products against forehead wrinkles.