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4 Ways to Prevent Forehead Wrinkles
4 Ways to Prevent Forehead Wrinkles
December 1, 2022  Kate Somerville

Wrinkles sneak up on us when we least expect it. One day you’re looking in the mirror admiring your perfect, smooth skin. Then, out of nowhere, you notice something different about your reflection.


Is that a wrinkle on your forehead? It can’t be—can it?


Before you panic, take a breath. While wrinkles can help communicate the most subtle of glances, it’s also okay to take preventative measures to smooth out our fine lines.


Below, our Skin Care Experts dive into the causes of forehead wrinkles and give you some practical tips that may help prevent them as you gracefully age. 


What Causes Forehead Wrinkles?


At some point, you may notice that those fine lines that once disappeared with a dab of your favorite moisturizing cream no longer magically vanish. When this happens, you might wonder how you found yourself here—with wrinkles you thought you could outrun forever.


What causes forehead wrinkles? Some of the most common culprits include:


Aging


As much as we’d love a sprinkle of Tinkerbell’s pixie dust to experience Peter Pan’s most magical attributes for ourselves (flying and staying young forever—obviously), sadly, we can’t escape Father Time.


As the years pass by, our skin becomes less elastic and, consequently, more fragile. This is partly due to some hormonal changes women experience as we age. 


Due to these changes, our bodies produce fewer proteins and oils that are normally responsible for keeping our skin hydrated and supple (and wrinkle-free), like:


• Collagen

• Sebum

• Elastin


Fortunately, with the right anti-aging skin care routine, you can delay the signs of aging and frown lines.


Facial movements


Some people wear their emotions on their sleeves, or rather, their faces. When you move your brows to show any type of emotion, it causes tiny contractions in your forehead, which create small grooves in your skin. The forehead line is one of the earliest to manifest.


As you age, it’s more difficult for your skin to bounce back to its pre-wrinkle state. Eventually, those grooves become permanent fixtures on your forehead (aka, wrinkles).


How to Prevent Forehead Wrinkles


Thankfully, there are proactive measures you can take that may slow the progression of wrinkles. From sunscreen to anti-aging ingredients, here are some tips you can incorporate in your daily routine that may help prevent future forehead wrinkles:


#1 Apply SPF and vitamin C


Whether you start your day with a morning run or you work from home (and don’t find yourself in direct contact with the sun), your skin is still being exposed to the sun’s potentially harmful UV rays, which can contribute to premature aging.


You can protect your skin from UV rays with a sunscreen of 15 SPF or higher (though we recommend at least 30). You can also double your protection by adding a vitamin C serum to your daily regimen. Vitamin C works alongside SPF and may provide the following potential benefits:


• Boosting collagen production

• Giving you a brighter complexion

• Fighting against the free radicals (or UV rays) that can cause wrinkles


#2 Use products with hyaluronic acid


If you scan through the ingredients in your current skincare arsenal, there’s a good chance you’ll find hyaluronic acid (HA) in one or more of them. That’s because when used regularly, HA is known for its ability to hydrate the skin and improve its flexibility.


For a hydrating serum that combats dehydration, check out our HydraKate™Recharging Serum. It’s packed with helpful ingredients (like hydrating hyaluronic acid), which may give your skin a much-needed boost in elasticity and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your forehead—and around your eyes, mouth, and neck. 


We consider that a win-win-win.


#3 Keep your body hydrated


In addition to keeping your skin hydrated on the outside, it’s also essential to keep yourself hydrated on the inside. 


Avoid dry skin (which accentuates fine lines and wrinkles) by keeping a reusable water bottle nearby at all times, and make an effort to drink eight 8-ounce glasses each day. 


With a little determination and consistency, finishing all eight cups will be a breeze—and your skin will glow with gratitude.


#4 Incorporate vitamin-rich foods into your diet


Eating foods high in vitamins, such as vitamins C and E, can help to keep your skin hydrated and therefore, more smooth and soft. 


One serving of fresh fruit, like plums, acerola cherries, or guava, all contain more than the daily recommendation of 75 milligrams of vitamin C. That is one delicious beauty routine. 


In contrast, you can load up on vitamin E by enjoying a handful of nuts, like:


• Hazelnuts

• Peanuts

• Pine nuts


Keep Forehead Wrinkles at Bay with Kate Somerville


Just because pixie dust is off the table doesn’t mean you can’t use other methods to combat the effects of aging. Although forehead wrinkles are mostly inevitable, you can give them a run for their money with skin care products that are designed to combat signs of aging.


Whether you’ve spotted your first forehead wrinkle or are working to proactively keep them at bay, Kate Somerville’s HydraKate™collection was created with your wrinkles (or lack-there-of) in mind. 


Our HydraKate™Recharging Water Cream and HydraKate™Recharging Serum contain blue light-activated algae extract and hyaluronic acid that allows your skin to drink in the much-needed hydration it deserves. In turn, it helps to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


Check out the HydraKate™collection today and get started on your journey to healthy, hydrated, and youthful-looking skin.


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