Bothered by the appearance of forehead wrinkles? You don't have to vow to never raise your eyebrows again. Read on to learn what causes these fine lines and more realistic ways you can minimize them.
What causes forehead wrinkles
As we age, our skin loses its plumpness, due to decreased production of collagen. This collagen keeps our face firm and youthful-looking, warding off fine lines, but as our skin thins we become more susceptible to wrinkles. Add to this the fact that we make hundreds of facial expressions a day - including countless ones we don't even realize we're making - and the hours spent staring at glaring computer and smartphone screens - and all that movement adds up to the formation of creases above the brow. Slacking on the SPF can also contribute to the breakdown of collagen and the development of fine lines.
You're not at the whim of your forehead wrinkles, however. Here are some helpful tips for getting rid of those pesky horizontal creases:
Strengthen skin from within
To help smooth fine lines on the forehead, go to the source. The ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Serum contains precious minerals and the powerful marine extract Padina Pavonica to improve cell performance and natural cell defense mechanisms to lift and firm skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Plump your complexion
Using products that plump your skin can help minimize creases above the brow by filling them in. The ELEMIS Pro-Definition Eye and Lip Contour Cream contains active plant stem cells that provide the Pro-Intense Triple Effect - Redensify, Plump and Firm - for visible results.
Moisturize to improve suppleness
Perpetually parched skin can also contribute to the formation of wrinkles on the forehead. Replenish your complexion's moisture reserves with the powerfully nourishing ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, which is specially formulated to increase the quantity of glucosaminoglycans, important water-attracting agents, in the skin and improve suppleness and elasticity.
Use a firming day cream
Make the ELEMIS Pro-Definition Day Cream part of your everyday skincare routine to lift and firm sagging, thinning skin and help reduce the appearance of forehead wrinkles through the cream's firming formula of starflower oil, arjuna bark extract and plant stem cells.
Let go of tension
Of course, we can't stop making expressions, but we can try to be more aware of when we're scrunching our forehead without realizing it. Stress can cause you to tighten your facial muscles, so train yourself to check whether you're tensing up when you're feeling anxious and harried.