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Wrinkles on Forehead: How to Treat Elevens Naturally

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Wrinkles are visible lines and creases that develop on our skin's surface as we age. Some of us accept them as they are, and some of us want to slow down their appearance - both reactions are completely fine (after all, have you heard the saying that goes, "Wrinkles are a sign you had fun?"). For those belonging to the second group, we're bringing a guide on what wrinkles are, how they form, what causes wrinkles except for aging, and how to address them - naturally. Forget about painful procedures.  

What Are Wrinkles?

In the shortest form, as we age, the skin naturally becomes drier and less elastic, with less fat and collagen in the deeper layers. Nevertheless, while collagen and elastin production decreases with age, other factors such as sun exposure, genetics, lifestyle habits, and often, facial muscle movements and expressions can fasten and intensify their appearance.  

Forehead Lines 

Forehead lines, or forehead wrinkles, are the visible horizontal creases and lines that develop on the forehead. These lines typically arise due to repetitive facial expressions and the continual movement of facial muscles, such as when you raise your eyebrows. We use those muscles to convey various non-verbal facial expressions, including surprise, skepticism, or concern. Repeating those expressions, combined with the skin on the forehead gradually losing elasticity and resilience, leads to the formation of the lines.   

11 Lines

The lines between the eyebrows, medically referred to as glabellar lines, have earned the nickname "11's" due to their tendency to appear in pairs, resembling the numeral 11. These vertical lines are positioned just above the nose and are often formed due to repeated facial expressions, particularly furrowing the brow or squinting. Over time, the constant contraction of the muscles in this area contributes to the formation and deepening of these lines.  


The bottom line is that every facial expression you make contributes to the development of wrinkles. The good news is that the more you get ahead of wrinkles, the less profound they appear.  

How Wrinkles Form

Let's discuss what's happening beneath the skin's surface to understand how forehead wrinkles form. As explained, every time you squint or raise your brows, those facial muscles are hard at work. Over time, this repetitive movement can create what we call expression wrinkles. But as the years go by, these expression wrinkles become permanent, known as "static wrinkles," meaning that even when your face is at rest, they are still visible. 


The role collagen plays here is very important - since it's the most abundant protein in the human body, providing structure, support, and strength to the skin, muscles, bones, and connective tissues. As we age, the skin gradually loses collagen, a crucial component for maintaining a plump and youthful appearance. The natural slowdown in collagen production and cell turnover levels causes this decline. Additionally, external factors like sun damage and habits such as smoking further intensify the formation of lines and wrinkles.  

How to Prevent Forehead Wrinkles

After going through the facts of inevitable aging, let's skip to the good news: a healthy lifestyle, as well as advances in medicine and science (that brought plenty of anti-aging products and ingredients) can help reduce wrinkles without the need to go through procedures.


Retinol is the superhero in the skincare world. It is a form of vitamin A with many uses in skincare because of ability to increase skin cell production, collagen production, unclog pores, and exfoliate the skin.  


There are a few ground rules when you first start using retinol. Firstly, don't expect overnight miracles. It usually takes about three months to see the full benefits. The second one is a reminder that retinol can make the skin sensitive, so it is important (as always) to apply SPF daily. Third, but also crucially important, if you're pregnant or nursing, it's best to skip retinol altogether to avoid any potential risks.

Hyaluronic Acid

Your body naturally produces this rich, gooey substance - a humectant that attracts 1,000 times its weight in water. You can think of it as a moisture sponge! This makes it a fantastic topical for giving your skin an immediate hydration boost, leaving it plump and dewy. Plus, hyaluronic acid also helps improve your skin's flexibility, making it feel smoother and more resilient. And the best part? It can temporarily fill fine lines and wrinkles, giving you a more youthful appearance. 

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that fights harmful toxins while improving the overall skin appearance. This ingredient has been shown to slow down the signs of early skin aging, shield against sun damage, and improve the look of wrinkles, dark spots, and acne. Vitamin C also helps in collagen production, and a study has found that applying vitamin C daily over the course of three months has improved both the appearance of fine and coarse wrinkles on the face and neck. Additionally, vitamin C improves the overall skin texture and appearance. 

Daily SPF 

Lastly, applying SPF daily is crucial for preventing wrinkles because prolonged sun exposure is one of the leading causes of premature skin aging. UV rays from the sun can penetrate the skin and break down collagen and elastin fibers, which we try hard to create and protect.  


By consistently applying SPF, you create a barrier that helps protect your skin from harmful UV rays, reducing the risk of collagen and elastin damage. This simple daily habit not only protects your skin from sunburn and skin cancer but also helps preserve its youthful appearance and minimize the development of wrinkles and other signs of aging.  

Treating Forehead Wrinkles Naturally

We're all familiar with facelifts that tighten the skin and Botox injections, which involve injecting Botulinum toxin to temporarily paralyze muscles (The same toxin responsible for a form of food poisoning known as botulism. The key difference is that the botulinum toxin used in Botox injections is purified and administered by licensed healthcare professionals who meet medical safety standards.). While Botox injections, facelifts, and plastic surgeries are often hailed as the quickest fixes for wrinkles, there are some amazing non-surgical ways of achieving the same results.

FAQ™ Microneedling Anti-Wrinkle Hyaluronic Acid Patches

FAQ™ Microneedling Anti-Wrinkle Hyaluronic Acid Patches are a fantastic addition to your skincare routine, especially for targeting forehead wrinkles and 11 lines. Microneedling patches are covered in microneedles that painlessly penetrate the skin and thus enable pushing the active ingredients from the patches into the dermis. It is a non-invasive, yet extremely efficient treatment that works while you sleep - simply put them on before going to be and remove when you wake up. 


With 1,142 dissolving microneedles, they deliver a potent combination of three types of Hyaluronic Acid complex into the skin, promoting firmness, improving texture and elasticity, and smoothing wrinkles - mimicking the effects of a skin filler to visibly reduce frown lines. Moreover, enriched with antioxidant Korean Red Pine Extract, anti-inflammatory Ku Shen Root Extract, and moisturizing Mugwort Leaf Extract these, patches not only firm, moisturize and soothe the skin, but also protect against oxidative stress.   


In conclusion, a combination of healthy lifestyle choices, balancing stress, and taking care of the skin topically can delay and lessen the appearance of wrinkles. For those seeking non-invasive solutions, the revolutionary FAQ™ Microneedling Anti-Wrinkle Hyaluronic Acid Patches offer a promising path to smoother skin without the need for drastic measures. So, while wrinkles may be an inevitable part of life's journey, by understanding and effectively treating them, we can certainly make the journey a smoother, more youthful one. A young, curly woman lying in bed with FOREO microneedling patches on her forehead.



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Veronika 08/03/2024

I tried them and they are really effective.

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dora 08/03/2024

In reply to by Veronika


Hello Veronika,

Thank you for sharing your experience!

That's so amazing to hear, keep it using. :)

Kind regards


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