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Whether your skin is prematurely aging in your twenties or you are developing fine lines in your forties, wrinkles are often an unwelcome sight on anyone’s forehead. Women often tackle the bothersome wrinkles with an arsenal of skin care products and facial treatments. Men, however, are often somewhat timid when it comes to facial products and treatments. Fortunately, with just a few simple techniques, men can prevent, treat and get rid of wrinkles on their forehead.

Moisturize daily with a quality facial cream. Although moisturizing has traditionally been considered a “girl thing,” the Ask Men website claims that the daily ritual no longer applies to just women. In fact, the website explains that “moisturizing your face on a daily basis will help promote hydration, skin cell regeneration, healing, and prevent damaging effects from external forces and weather conditions that lead to premature wrinkles.” Choose a facial moisturizer with vitamins, minerals, nutrients and antioxidants and simply apply small amount to your face after showering.

Apply sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 every day. As explained on the Aloette website, “the sun’s harmful UV rays are one of the foremost causes of wrinkles.” Prevent new wrinkles from forming and current wrinkles from worsening by applying an SPF sunscreen every morning. If you are planning to spend a decent amount of time directly in the sun, use a slightly more protective sunscreen, such as an SPF 30.

Exercise your facial muscles regularly. As with exercising the rest of the body, exercising your facial muscles improves the overall appearance of the facial skin. As the facial muscles are exercised, circulation to the face is improved. As a result, the muscles become more toned, the skin becomes less relaxed and the wrinkles become less prominent. For forehead wrinkles, the Fitness Health Zone website recommends placing your index fingers just above your eyes and gently pulling down as you raise your eyebrows. Add in a few extra exercises for the lips, cheeks, chin and neck to prevent wrinkles from developing in these areas.

Drink at least eight glasses of water every day. As explained on the Ask Men website, “dehydration leads to parched, wrinkle-ridden skin.” Keep your skin looking youthful and smooth by carrying a reusable water bottle with you everywhere you go. Aim to take a few sips of water every 15 to 20 minutes, re-filling your bottle as it empties. Along with skin hydration, proper hydration also provides a variety of health benefits for the body and your energy levels.

Reduce the stress in your life by implementing stress-relief techniques that work for you. Stress often shows up on the face with the development of wrinkles on the forehead, around the mouth and in the space between the eyes. Fortunately, reducing your current stress level can improve the health and vitality of the skin. While some men might relieve stress with a brisk walk around the neighborhood, for example, others might enjoy relaxing on the couch with their favorite music for a few minutes each day. Choose the activity that works best for you.

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Krista Sheehan

Krista Sheehan is a registered nurse and professional writer. She works in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and her previous nursing experience includes geriatrics, pulmonary disorders and home health care. Her professional writing works focus mainly on the subjects of physical health, fitness, nutrition and positive lifestyle changes.