Trying to Get Rid of Forehead Wrinkles? Here’s What a Dermatologist Suggests
Don’t worry, be happy because furrowing your brow could be the source of your forehead wrinkles. As you age, expression lines can become more pronounced because your muscles have a harder time snapping back. Another reason to smile? While getting fine lines on your forehead are a natural part of the aging process (whether you’re over-expressive or not), a skincare regimen with anti-aging ingredients can help boost collagen production and make these wrinkles less noticeable if they bother you. Read on for dermatologist tips on minimizing the appearance of forehead wrinkles.
How to Make Forehead Wrinkles Look Less Pronounced
Sun damage is the number-one cause of aging, so we recommend applying a broad-spectrum SPF each day. Try the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-In Milk SPF 100 for maximum protection.
In addition to daily sunscreen use, consider incorporating retinol into your routine to help smooth the look of forehead lines. “Retinol, the active form of vitamin A, works to increase cell turnover and improve discoloration and target wrinkles,” says Dr. Dendy Engelman, a NYC-based board-certified dermatologist and Skincare.com consultant. “By replenishing the skin with vitamin A, lines can be minimized.”
While you can’t spot treat wrinkles, applying a retinol serum or cream all over the face can help target forehead wrinkles and more. Shop some of our favorite retinol-infused products below.
Our Favorite Retinol Products
For an everyday retinol that’s formulated for all skin types, try this serum-in-cream. In addition to retinol’s anti-aging benefits, it soothes, hydrates and strengthens the skin barrier with niacinamide and vitamins E and B5.
This serum is effective at reducing deep wrinkles and smoothing out uneven skin texture. It also contains hyaluronic acid and glycerin to help hydrate.
This gentle formula helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improves skin’s texture and boosts overall radiance. Plus, ingredients like hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and ceramides help prevent irritation and dryness.
More experienced retinol users can benefit from using SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0, a refining night cream with 1% pure retinol. It’s a high concentration of retinol, so if it’s your first time using the ingredient, opt for the brand’s Retinol 0.3 or 0.5 first to build up your skin’s tolerance.
If you’re looking for a retinol product that will give you (and your forehead!) all the anti-aging benefits without being too drying or irritating, pick up this La Roche-Posay serum at the drugstore. It’s formulated with vitamin B3, so your skin feels soothed and soft after use.
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