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Forehead lines are often a sign of age, but you don't have to live with them forever. Instead of cosmetic surgery, you can smooth out lines on the forehead by using an ordinary household item -- Scotch tape. Although specialty facial tapes exist for this purpose, you can get similar results for a fraction of the price using Scotch tape at home.

Scrub a gentle exfoliating cleanser onto your skin and scrub with a sponge, paying special attention to the forehead lines. Rinse and pat the skin dry with a clean towel.

Moisturize your forehead -- and the rest of your face, if desired -- with a gentle moisturizer. A moisturizer that contains vitamins A and E works well for reducing forehead lines. Allow the skin to completely absorb the cream before taping, or the tape won't stick.

Raise your eyebrows and smooth out any lines with your fingers. You may have to hold your skin in position, so have the Scotch tape prepared beforehand. Pull the skin up towards your scalp with one hand and hold it.

Place pieces of Scotch tape over the pulled skin near the hair line, and further down as necessary to hold the skin up. This will keep your forehead lines smoothed out. Make sure that when you let go you can't see any lines. If lines are still visible, pull the skin tighter and tape it again.

Leave the tape in place overnight, and repeat the treatment every night as needed to reduce forehead lines. Always exfoliate and moisturize the skin prior to applying the tape. Results should be visible within one to two weeks.


Clear duct tape or even specialty facial tape may be used in place of the Scotch tape. These tapes are stronger and may be more suitable for deep forehead lines.


If irritation occurs, discontinue using the Scotch tape immediately and see a doctor. Although rare, some people may be allergic to the glue on the tape. If you have sensitive skin, perform a patch test by placing a bit of Scotch tape on your hand or arm and leaving overnight. If no irritation occurs, it's generally safe to use on your forehead.