Lines on the forehead and permanent furrows near your brows can be a normal aspect of aging, but they also may develop from overexposure to the sun, or simply due to your normal facial expressions if raising your eyebrows or frowning is part of your body language. There is no way to eradicate existing forehead wrinkles, but facial exercises can be a natural way to slow the progression of wrinkles.
Combine the force of gravity with facial exercises that may help you get rid of prominent forehead wrinkles. Using a bed or reclining chair as your equipment, lie down so that your body is flat, and your head is hanging upside down off of the edge of the furniture. Raise your eyebrows as high as you can; at the same time, open your eyes to their widest. Hold for five seconds, then relax. Perform this exercise in sets of five each day.
Minimize the appearance of forehead wrinkles by strengthening the muscles in your upper facial area. Gently grip your brow-bone (where your eyebrow is) with your thumb and index finger. While holding on to your brow loosely, raise your eyebrows. Use your fingers to push down your eyebrow and resist the upward pulling of your skin. You should feel the smoothing of the skin on your forehead as you perform this exercise. Do 10 repetitions daily.
Make funny faces to reduce the lines on your forehead. Lower your eyebrows as far as you can. At the same time, try to wrinkle up your nose and flare your nostrils. This exercise may look strange and might be difficult to achieve in the first few attempts. Perform five repetitions of this combination of movements.
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In addition to exercise, you may be able to slow down the formation of forehead wrinkles by protecting yourself from the sun. Put a broad-spectrum sunscreen on your forehead or wear a wide-brimmed hat to limit your exposure to harmful rays.
Erica Roth has been a writer since 2007. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and was a college reference librarian for eight years. Roth earned a Bachelor of Arts in French literature from Brandeis University and Master of Library Science from Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Her articles appear on various websites.