Forehead Wrinkles
Forehead wrinkles tend to be the first wrinkles that people experience as they age. These are the most common type of wrinkles because we tend to express ourselves and communicate by using facial expressions: Smiling when we’re happy, frowning when we’re upset, wrinkling our noses when we smell something bad... All of these actions contribute to our wrinkle problems later in life! We use the muscles in our forehead with almost every facial expression, so that region of our skin is the first place wrinkles tend to develop as we grow older.

Types of Forehead Wrinkles

All forehead wrinkles can be described in one of two ways. If the wrinkle stretches horizontally across your face, then it's called a “forehead row.” These rows stack up above eyebrows and they are normal in people who “raise their eyebrows” frequently, which creases and folds the skin on the forehead. Next time you raise one or both eyebrows run a finger over your forehead; you can feel the skin being creased, folded, and wrinkled! If the wrinkle is set vertically at the top of your nose, between your eyebrows, then it is called a “glabellar line.” These lines are normal in people who frown and “scrunch up their eyebrows” frequently, which creases and folds the skin between the eyebrows. Next time you “furrow your brow” at someone, touch the patch of skin between your eyebrows; feel the skin bunching up?

Forehead Wrinkles Treatments

There are as many ways to treat your wrinkles as there are way to wrinkle the skin in the first place. For instance, Botox, also known as botulinum toxin, is the most common method of wrinkle treatment on the market today. While Botox may be the most common method for treating forehead wrinkles, the process is costly and, ultimately, temporary – the benefits of Botox treatments tend to fade in the first four months. There are other wrinkle treatments on the market too: some surgeons offer cosmetic surgeries like “brow lifts,” which are extremely invasive and highly risky methods for treating wrinkles. Chemical peels and dermal fillers are also alternative solutions for your wrinkle problems if the wrinkles are small and not too deep yet, but they are also very damaging for your skin. If you can’t afford the cost of Botox treatments every few months, and if you aren’t comfortable with the risks that come with invasive surgery and harsh chemical treatments, then don’t worry. There are other treatments on the market, mostly in the form of creams and serums designed to reduce the visibility of wrinkles on your forehead. Some wrinkle creams are designed to work in tandem with certain prevention regimens (See Below), providing a synergistic boost to both treatments! If you want to check out the top wrinkle creams on the market today, then take a look at our Reviews Section.

An interesting and increasingly-popular method for treating wrinkles is facial yoga, an exercise regimen which focuses on expanding and toning the muscles under the skin. By developing and toning the muscles, facial yoga can reduce the visibility of wrinkles, at least to some degree.

How to Prevent Forehead Wrinkles

The old idiom “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” doesn’t really apply to forehead wrinkles; the only way to “prevent” wrinkling of the skin is to never move your facial muscles again! Since most people use body language to communicate with others, the idea that they should try to minimize their facial movements is ludicrous. If you don’t want to spend your time worrying about your facial movements, then try some simple steps to control your wrinkles: drink plenty of water and keep hydrated, clean your facial skin every day, use sunblock whenever you spend time in the sun, and find a personal anti-wrinkle regimen that works for you. (Make sure that your anti-wrinkle products contain proven anti-aging ingredients, like antioxidants, peptides, and retinoids.) Taking these few simple steps can help reduce the number of wrinkles that develop for reasons beyond your control, like your sleeping position or genetics.

For more information on the most popular wrinkle creams on the market today, take a look at our product Reviews Section.