Get Rid Of Your Forehead Worry Lines With This Simple Tip

You're probably not even aware of how often you scrunch up your forehead in a single day. You hear some bad news, a worry pops into your head, or you just realized you gotta do something you don't want to do, and before you know it, you're creating a furrowed eyebrow and a scrunched up face. Unlike laugh lines that appear from smiles and joy, worry lines, also known as frown lines (via Web MD), are a result of frustration and anxiety, so that's reason enough to stamp out the worry associated with them.

Dermatologist Deanne Mraz Robinson, M.D. says "Horizontal forehead wrinkles are caused by repeated movement of the forehead muscle and can form as early as our 20s and 30s, depending on anatomy and how much we use the muscle," (via Good Housekeeping).

Truth be told, forehead wrinkles (and all wrinkles for that matter) are a natural part of growing older. It doesn't necessarily mean we're doomed to have wrinkled-up, dry skin. Taking better care of our skin can help lessen them and there are always ways to hide them with makeup.

Still, if you're worried about forehead wrinkles, there are things you can do to get rid of them. Start first by not worrying!

How to prevent forehead worry lines in the first place

It's always better to get on top of a potential problem before it happens and forehead worry lines are no different. If they tend to run in your family, you have a headstart on accepting that at some point they probably will happen to you. So start incorporating daily prevention habits now.

Like many skin problems, excessive sun exposure is never helpful. Wear a hat to protect fragile facial skin and use sunscreen every single time you're in the sun. Then cut out smoking. According to WebMD, these are the two biggest contributing factors to wrinkles that you actually have the power to change, unlike genetics.

Another thing you can do is use moisturizer religiously. Wrinkles appear when skin loses collagen and thins. This makes it more difficult to retain moisture so it becomes dry and that's what sets the stage for wrinkles to appear. Moisturizers with hyaluronic acids work best because it is already naturally found in the skin and helps hold onto moisture (via Healthline).

When fine lines appear

Many fine lines are a result of stress combined with the fact that the skin is losing collagen. Face yoga instructor, Fumiko Takatsu told mindbodygreen, "We hold stress in the shoulders and forehead," and recommends doing a combination of stress relief combined with muscle massage for your face to help lessen worry lines.

She says to start by putting "the thumbs on the top of the head and the four fingers on your forehead." Then with thumbs in place, move your fingers toward your hairline. "It should feel like you're not just pulling the skin, but you're moving the muscles." Finally, "moving down toward your neck, continue to your neck, your shoulders, and your chest."

The belief is that by de-stressing your muscles you're also relaxing your mind and thereby soothing both. This helps smooth out fine lines because you're simply not scrunching up your skin when you're relaxed. Takatsu says the practice works even better if you say an affirming affirmation while you do it.