The 9 smart tips on how to get rid of forehead wrinkles naturally
Wrinkles together with sagging skin are both inevitable as they come with aging. This is a result of collagen and elastin fibers start to dwindle as you age. Both of those proteins give your skin both straight and suppleness. Even though we blame aging as the top contributor to skin wrinkling, we should also look into our lifestyle factors and daily habits – great examples are smoking and mindless overexposure to the sunlight. These can worsen premature wrinkles so better go easy on those.
Talking about habits, frowning way too many results in forehead wrinkles, while squinting equates to crow’s feet. Yes, you may definitely start lathering up on sunscreen or ditching the cigarettes but it will still be impossible to stop your skin from aging completely. That does not mean you should give up on it entirely, there are still natural remedies to delay the skin from sagging. This means leaving intrusive treatments such as Botox or fillers. It’s a better choice since natural remedies are milder without having to be restricted to the application and the timing of when it works. So don’t raise the white flag yet, try these remedies as a part of your skin-care routine.
- Pat On Aloe Vera Gel
If it comes to collagen and elastin, your best shot is aloe vera. It is able to stimulate cells that produce both of those. Aloe vera gels, even the store bought ones can help tackle those fine lines which give you younger-looking skin. It’s also “shooting two birds with one stone” since you can keep your skin hydrated and prevent it from becoming dry. That’s already two problems related to skin aging. You can dab aloe vera gel on your forehead and let your skin absorb it. You can rinse it off once it dries.
- Give Avocado Pulp Or Oil A Shot
Avocadoes might just save us all. From giving us healthy fats, this nutrient-rich fruits can also do your skin tons of favor. Avocado oil is effective in stimulating the synthesis of elastin and collagen fibers which works on keeping your skin firm and supple. Those fats from the avocado mentioned earlier can keep your skin from getting sun damaged. They work to reduce inflammation together with cellular damage from ultraviolet radiation. You can work on mashing the avocado and applying its pulp to the wrinkles. Dabbing on some avocado oil can also do the trick, give it 20 minutes before rinsing.
- Apply Buttermilk
Do you know that you don’t have to be Cleopatra to be able to access to an Egyptian queen’s beauty secret? Legend has it that she love bathing in buttermilk to keep her skin smooth. It does make sense since the lactic acid found in buttermilk has an alpha- hydroxy acid helping erase the wrinkles and can make your skin smooth. You should also rejoice since lactic acid increases collagen which is a kind of protein that can make your skin firm and have structure. Use buttermilk to dab on your wrinkles, let it sit for about 20 minutes. Use warm water to wash it off with lukewarm water then gently pat dry your skin.
- Slather All that Turmeric Paste
I probably cannot count the times the times we have mentioned turmeric as a part of Southeast Asian remedies. This time, it’s also listed as a part of their skin-care regimen. Surprisingly, turmeric can prevent wrinkles from forming and limit the loss of skin elasticity due to being exposed to UVB light, this is found in an animal study. Turmeric functions by inhibiting the enzyme called matrix metalloproteinase-2 which lowers the amount of collagen.
Start making a turmeric paste by mixing its powder form to a little amount of water. Apply the mixture on your forehead. You can also come up with turmeric cream by combining it with two tablespoons of aloe vera and half a cup of virgin coconut oil.
- Drink Pomegranate Juice
A study conducted on animals has shown promising effects of pomegranate juice concentrate on the subjects that are exposed to UVB radiation in a period of 15 weeks. It was seen that wrinkles that were resulted by the sun ray’s exposure were majorly reduced by drinking pomegranate juice. Both collagen and the water content in skin have improved. Pomegranate is also able to limit the matrix metalloproteinase enzymes’ activities which also affect the collagen. Moreover its moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and antioxidative enzymes just mean a package of goodies for the skin. Chug down pomegranate juice regularly but limit it to 12 oz.
- Boost on Soymilk And Tofu
If you love your soy latte, then you have been doing good to your skin. Soy is renowned for its protein and fiber contents. A study concluded that after a consumption of 40 g of aglycone– an isoflavone content of soy, for 12 weeks has an effect on middle-aged women’s skin. They notice a significant improvement in their skin’s elasticity. Munch on soy products such as tempeh and tofu frequently.
- Get Sun Protection And Moisturize
We will have to repeat this as much as we can, you do need protection from the sun if you want your skin to be healthy and look healthy. Always be protected with a sunscreen like your life depends on it. Don’t go outdoors when the sun is at its peak. Make moisturizer your best friend.
- Use Tape If You Frown Too Much!
This might sound silly, but if it does the job, then it’s not silly at all, is it? After scrunching your forehead and frowning, are you still surprised on how it’s already taking its toll now, Those creases are known as your expression lines. So placing a tape on your forehead might remind you not to frown next time. Works like a post it! Just remember to remove those tapes and not leave them on your skin for long hours.
- Do Facial Exercises
Any kind of exercise can benefit your muscle, same with your facial muscles. A study suggests that 20 weeks of facial exercises actually made the participants look 3 years younger than they are! Okay, don’t get too excited now. Here’s how you can do the trick. Put your hands on your forehead making sure that your fingertips are facing inwards. Spreading out your fingers between your eyebrows and hairline star sweeping them gently across your forehead. You need to repeat this 10 times.