Forehead wrinkles are part and parcel of the natural ageing process and usually develop around the age of 40 or earlier. These wrinkles are caused by the repeated movements around the brow area as we emote through facial expressions, and over time, this causes the skin tissue to wear down, leaving permanent lines.
As we age, collagen production and skin cell renewal rates slow down, which makes us more susceptible to wear and tear. But of course, there are certain individuals who experience these pesky wrinkles much, much earlier– for some, even in their mid-twenties!
So, what causes premature forehead wrinkles and how can we prevent them?
1. 𝐌𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡
It’s been scientifically proven that stress, depression, or anxiety can worsen wrinkles.
Bizarre, but true!
Cortisol, the stress hormone, can break down collagen and elastin in our skin, and large amounts of this will cause wrinkles to form or speed up the ageing process in skin. And when an individual is suffering from poor mental health, it is less likely that they are prioritising personal and aesthetic care. Stress and anxiety are also common triggers for existing skin conditions, such as acne and inflammation.
2. 𝐒𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐭𝐬
It is important to cleanse and exfoliate regularly to keep cell renewal rates up. Sunscreen is an integral part of our skincare routine to prevent premature ageing of skin. Staying home doesn’t mean you can skip the SPF entirely– you will still be exposed to UV radiation from your computer screens and surrounding sunlight/ artificial lighting 😰
If you regularly skip sunscreen because you dislike the heavy feeling, why not try Renaza’s Glow Series UV Protector SPF 50! This non-sticky, water-based sunscreen is very lightweight and suitable for Singapore’s humid climate while providing valuable sun protection.
Formulated with sunscreen agents and added vitamins to soothe and care for skin as it protects, this product will be a valuable addition to any beauty junkie’s arsenal!
3. 𝐇𝐲𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐬
Hydrating inside and out is crucial for healthy skin. Dehydrated skin is more prone to wrinkling and shows signs of ageing faster.
Apart from drinking enough water, we should ensure our skincare provides adequate moisture and hydration on the surface as well. Hydrated, healthy skin = brighter skin, smoother texture, and a faster cell renewal rate!
4. 𝐋𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐞𝐱𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐞
Yes, exercise helps your face stay youthful too. Regular moderate exercise increases blood circulation, detoxifies skin, encourages cell renewal and collagen production. Not only is it better for your body, but your face will also benefit as well.
5. 𝐏𝐨𝐨𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐲𝐥𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬
Quitting smoking, maintaining a healthy diet, reducing alcohol intake, and sleeping early all go a long way in ensuring our skin health is kept top-notch inside and out. These bad habits often slow down our cell replacement rate and collagen production, as well as dehydrates skin. All these hastens premature ageing.
As no amount of expensive skincare can stop the sands of time, perhaps cutting back on some vices would be a more affordable– and healthier– alternative to keeping your forehead youthful for longer!