Today I will be sharing with you how to prevent, minimize, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles in the forehead.
I will share with you my holistic techniques which consist of preventative, maintenance, and mindful measures to reduce forehead wrinkles and achieve a more ageless appearance.
Here are examples of the type of wrinkles that can occur on the forehead:
You have horizontal lines across the forehead and vertical lines between the eyebrows.
The wrinkles on the forehead are the effect of facial muscle contractions showing itself as right angles to the muscle action line.
How can we prevent these nerve contractions so that we can minimize the muscle action-line wrinkles?
Two preventative measures for forehead wrinkles
1. I’m just going to start off with my outlandish idea of- stop talking with your forehead.
Literally. Just stop it.
Speak in a way that your forehead does not move. And no I do not mean with the help of botox, but instead with conscious effort.
Forehead lines are created by your facial muscle contractions. For the most part, these contractions are subconsciously done. But you can start to consciously control them like the way you control the other muscle contractions in your body.
To do this, begin with observing yourself in the mirror. Do you speak with your forehead?
If you do, try not to do it. As you speak, think in your mind, “Do not move the forehead”.
This thought will tell your mind to communicate with the nerves that cause forehead contractions to be still.
It will take some practice, but once your mind and body have agreed that you don’t want this specific contraction to happen, it will cease to do so. Or at the least, it will be minimized.
2. Protect your forehead during extreme weather.
In extreme cold and wind, the facial skin can become dry, cracked, and susceptible to permanent wrinkles.
I’m sure you’ve heard of the description, a weathered face. This is a face that has suffered the effects of harsh environments and looks old, wrinkled, and wizened.
In the cold and windy weather use a beanie to protect your forehead skin. In hot weather, use a minimum of 15 SPF or higher depending on the sensitivity of your particular skin. Also use a hat when you’re in the sun for a long period of time.
The best maintenance measure to prevent and care for forehead wrinkles is to moisturize the face at least 2x a day.
When applying oil to your face, make sure you have exfoliated the dead skin off, and have the face slightly damp when you apply the oil.
Excessive worry causes wrinkles.
Learn positive ways to deal with stress so you can worry less. Here are mindful measures to prevent and minimize forehead wrinkles:
1. Daily or frequent meditation will help in stress and wrinkle management.
2. Try mind & body practices such as Tai Chi or Yoga.
Both could be considered movement meditation and will aid in relieving mental and physical stress.
3. Change your thought patterns from negative to positive.
Positively changing your perspective on any situation will change the reality of it decreasing your worry and stress levels.
Lastly, I believe that our deepest thoughts create our reality so think thoughts that will bring about a reality where you are healthy, vibrant, and ageless.
I wrote a blog post specifically about “thinking yourself ageless” and it’s a good read if you want to adopt an ageless view of yourself.
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