Learn How to Prevent and Treat Forehead Wrinkles

finelinesrxYou may notice lines appearing on your forehead when you raise your eyebrows. Those lines or forehead wrinkles are a common sign of aging that many people face.

The forehead is particularly susceptible to wrinkles because it is an area of the face that utilizes a great deal of repetitive motion. This is why horizontal lines can appear on someone as early as their teens.

In order to treat forehead wrinkles or to slow their initial onset, it is important to understand what causes them to appear, what can be done to prevent them, and what treatment options are available.

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Causes of Forehead Wrinkles

Forehead wrinkles occur because as the body ages its levels of collagen and elastin, which are proteins in the skin, decrease. These proteins allow the skin to easily bounce back after repetitive motion. The forehead in particular is an area of the face where there is a great deal of muscle activity; many facial expressions are conveyed with subtle eyebrow motions, and when the skin’s ability to return after moving diminishes, lines begin to appear.

Luckily, forehead wrinkles can be prevented with certain lifestyle choices.

Prevent Forehead Wrinkles

In order to prevent forehead wrinkles, it is best to maintain collagen and elastin levels for as long as possible. To do this, one can take certain precautions against factors that break down these proteins, as well as precautions against other causes of wrinkles.

These include:

  • Avoid the sun. Exposure to ultraviolet rays leads to the release of matrix metalloproteinases that break down collagen. Therefore, it is best to wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 or 30 every day.
  • Don’t smoke. Smoking also causes the release of an enzyme that breaks down collagen and elastin.
  • Get adequate sleep. Without enough sleep, the body produces excess cortisol, a hormone that breaks down skin cells.
  • Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day. The middle layer of the skin, the dermis, loses moisture as skin ages.
  • Eat a healthy diet. Eating healthy fats, low-glycemic carbohydrates, high-quality protein, and fruits help the body develop protection from free radicals that cause cell damage and inflammation.

By taking these precautions, wrinkles can be prevented and diminished. Topical treatments should also be considered to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Treat Forehead Wrinkles

Forehead wrinkles can be treated by beginning an anti-aging regimen. Dr. Perricone understands the need to treat these horizontal lines and has developed many anti-aging topical options that work to reduce their appearance.

One such treatment option is the Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer. The Face Finishing Moisturizer is formulated with the key sciences Alpha-Lipoic Acid, DMAE, and Vitamin C Ester.

  • Alpha-Lipoic Acid is a powerful antioxidant that protects skin cells from being damaged.
  • DMAE works to lift, tighten, and tone the skin by increasing muscle activity.
  • Vitamin C Ester plays an important role in the creation of collagen and elastin and is also an antioxidant that boosts the immune system.

Fighting forehead wrinkles is possible with topical skin care products, such as Face Finishing Moisturizer, in conjunction with proper nutrition.

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  1. Hi,
    My name is Arenda and I am a 35 year old mommy or 3 kids. I became more serious about my weight and skin in recent years, I started to eat healthier, drink more water, treat my skin in the best possible way and all of a sudden the lines on my forehead got more defined. I was so dissapointed. Just when i was doing my utmost best to be healthy and to keep my body and skin healthy and “young” my forehead started to age. I would love to try out this product and to have a smoother forehead!!

    Thanks so much for this oppertunity!

  2. Im 23 and I have many horizontal lines on my forehead. I am very self conscious about them I have been told numerous times that I look old :( as I said before im only 23 and I am considering botox already to make them go away because they are very bad and they are always there.

  3. I’m 12 and I recently noticed that I have 3 wrinkles on my forhead. They’re so noticeable!HELP! Does it matter if I have them? Some people tease me about it..

  4. Im only 11 an i already have 2 wrinkles on my forehead i get worried so easy, how can i help them go away quick? I think its because i always lift up my eyebrows so when i have lifted up my eyebrows i have made a creese line that stays there forever :’( im getting really scared :( please help

  5. um. I’m only 16 but I already have two fine worry lines (from raising my eyebrows I think). I’ve found that my eyebrows are constantly slightly elevated/raised during the day, but it’s just how I hold my face if that makes any sense. Help? I don’t really want forehead wrinkles in my late teens or early 20s…

  6. i’m 34 and a stay at home mom. but just recently started to notice the fine lines on my forehead. i’ve always had decent skin but i guess now i’m at an age where i have to start taking better care of it.

  7. Just would like to see if these product works! Let me know if you need an address of where to send it!

    Thank you
    Hope to hear from you soon!
    Ashley Diduck

  8. I am 30 years old and a mother of four. We lived in Phoenix for about 4 years and all the squinting added up. I have wrinkles on my forhead and the top of my nose. I have a good skin care routine and I’ve tried several wrinkle creams, but the wrinkles have not faded at all. Please help!

  9. I am thirty-four with two kids, full-time job, and full-time activities. With in this past year I have noticed changes in my facial lines especially around my forehead. I have also noticed that I have a reddining butterfly effect everytime I get through washing my face??? I have always used sensitive skin products such as Neutrogena but not sure if I need something more??

  10. I am very glad because I purchase dr.Perricone books,they teach me about taking care of my skin and my body in general.

  11. I like to test this

  12. Id love to test this product, Im 29 and just started seeing lines on my forehead…Im freaking out. Pleas HELP

  13. I have read all of the messages on this page and I am the same as all these people,except for being a man! I two have tried 2 different wrinkle reducers and have seen no change .im in my early 30′s four children with a lot of stress.would like to test this product because I can’t afford to see a plastic surgeon and can’t keep paying $40.00 for a 1.7oz bottle of cream that doesn’t work.please help me!!!

  14. Tester please!

  15. hi, i am almost thirty and starting to notice these lines from my very expressive faces i make! would love to be a tester to see how it can help to prevent and change the development of them.

    thank you!

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  17. I would LOVE to test this out – I just had a baby (my first, I’m 27) and for the first time in my life I LOOK like I have had a hard life :( Please help!

  18. please help i am 35 and am getting lines on my forehead already

  19. Can I be a guinea pig please? A fabulous, skin improved one?!

  20. HELP! I am 47, three kids, I live a healthy lifestyle…but the forehead wrinkles have it fast and hard! It’s either botox or bangs…both make me cringe! PLEASE let me test this product!

  21. Hi, i am only 16 and i know i may seem young but i happen to have a very wrinkly forehead, this page has given me a lot of advice so thankyou but i would love to test out some products as my lines are quite bad for my age :( I would like to start early before it gets worse..

  22. I am 23 male. I have wrinkles on my forehead . I have faced acne evn thugh i get rid of it but after that my face skin is wid some scar . Plz hlp me.

  23. Yes, I’m a teenager, and already have a two horizontal wrinkles on the forehead. It’s very frustrating! I eat very healthy. I definitely need to work on getting more sleep and drinking more water, though. I deal with chronic daily pain, and have been quite sick the past year. I think the stress of school work and managing pain has taken a toll on me.

  24. Would LOVE TO TEST THIS!

  25. I have tried everything! Nothing works I am 32 years old and don’t want to socialize as much because I’m embarrassed of the lines and crow feet that I have..

  26. I am a 33 year old with deep forehead wrinkles. I dont know if its my fair skin or the stresses of raising 5 kids? I would love to try this product! I am tired of looking in the mirror and wishing i looked younger i want to look younger

  27. I am a 20 year old guy who has wrinkles on my forehead due to excessive weight loss and would like to try this product to see if it works before I make the decision of getting a few procedures on my face (I would love to avoid the surgeons for now)

  28. As a 40 year old fair skinned Florida native, I have more than a few brow lines. I struggle with all the products available and the growing list of ingredients all proclaiming unbelievable anti-aging benefits. Unfortunately, none live up to the hype. I would love to be a tester for your product!!!

  29. I would love to be a tester for any of your products, but I must confess that I’ve recently become really aware of several wrinkles on my forehead.

    I’m just 29 and haven’t really worried about wrinkles until now. I’ve been fairly good about moisturising for the last few years, but hugely regret the fact that I didn’t take care enough of my skin when I was younger in terms of moisturising. I’m not out in the sun too much and being from the UK the sun isn’t exactly too problematic most of the time anyway! I definitely have quite an expressive face and also I’m quite a worrier… So wonder if that’s contributed to the problem.

    Anyway, I’d love to test some products as I really want to stop the forehead creases in their tracks!!

  30. I hope it isn’t too late to test your products! I am a youngster! I’m 25 and am noticing wrinkles on my brow in between my eye brows and would LOVE to test your products in order to prevent the further spread of wrinkles!

  31. I would love the opportunity to try Perricone products-specifically wrinkle reducers.

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