The 4 best ways to prevent forehead wrinkles

Forehead wrinkles are incredibly common – so much so, in fact, that they’re actually one of the top skin care concerns amongst people over the age of 25 and up. They can start popping up as soon as your early 20s, usually in areas that are most commonly exposed to the sun, such as your face. However, if you want to prevent or reduce the appearance of these wrinkles, we’re experts in skincare treatments here at AP Skincare, so we have a couple of tips and tricks you can implement into your daily routine. Let’s discuss, shall we?

1. Minimise your time spent in the sun

Sun exposure is the most common cause of skin damage and wrinkling. Here in the UK, we love to get out in the sun any chance we get (let’s be honest, that isn’t that often compared to some other European countries! However, over-exposure to the ultraviolet radiation in sunlight can really accelerate the signs of premature ageing.

Sun exposure can cause brown spots and pigmentation irregularities, as well as speeding up the wrinkling process of your forehead. Enjoying the sun responsibly by wearing a high quality SPF on all areas not protected by clothing – especially your face – will help you to maintain healthy skin. Likewise, it’s a great idea to stay in the shade during the hottest hours of the day (12pm-3pm) if you’re trying to prevent forehead wrinkles. This way you can enjoy some fun in the sun and protect your skin – the best of both worlds!

2. Don’t smoke

It’s no secret that smoking is bad for your health. The toxic chemicals present in cigarettes can harm almost every organ in the human body. People who smoke or smokers often have to contend with a variety of health issues, up to and including conditions like lung cancer and respiratory disease according to the Office for Health Improvement & Disparities. Equally, smoking is hugely damaging for our skin. Those who smoke have less elastic and collagen fibres in their skin compared to those who don’t. Smoking also causes deeper facial wrinkles especially around the eyes, mouth and between the brows. So in short, if you want to keep your forehead wrinkle free, steering clear of cigarettes is one the best things you can do for your skin.

3. Stay hydrated

Did you know that up to 60% of the human body is composed of water? Water is absolutely critical to the functioning of all our organs, especially our biggest organ – our skin. Drinking a few glasses of water a day is always helpful, but it’s not necessarily going to do the job alone. It’s also worth keeping your skin hydrated by applying a high quality moisturiser. If your skin is on the oilier side or you suffer from acne, rosacea or sensitivity, instead think about a humectant moisturiser to help draw water into the skin. If you have dry, cracked or damaged skin, consider an occlusive-based moisturiser to lock that hydration in and form a protective barrier.

4. Anti wrinkle injections

Anti-wrinkle injections are the go-to cosmetic treatment for forehead wrinkles, and often a highly effective one. This type of treatment offers the fastest and easiest way to achieve tighter, smoother skin with fewer wrinkles. It’s a non-invasive procedure that essentially works by temporarily relaxing the muscles in your face, which dramatically reduces the visible signs of premature ageing.

Here at AP Skincare, our anti-wrinkle treatments take only a few minutes to administer which means our patients can enjoy beautiful results from our powerful treatments using only the best medical-grade ingredients. So you can rest assured that you’re in good hands with our trained clinicians. If it’s something you’re considering already, it’s always worth getting in touch with our team, and we can sit down for a more detailed conversation about what the treatment involves, and whether it’s right for you.

In short, a healthy lifestyle equals healthy skin. And of course, it’s always worth saying that while ageing is inevitable, it doesn’t make you any less beautiful! Ultimately, here at AP Skincare we’re committed to helping you feel comfortable in your own skin – and if reducing the appearance of your forehead wrinkles will give you greater confidence, that’s where we can help. Your skin health is our number one priority, so if you’re interested in our anti-wrinkle or anti-ageing treatments, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us! Call us on 01254 297 000 to book a consultation or chat with our professional team who will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.