For fine lines on forehead and other areas of the face, there are some things that you can and should do. Not only are these things good for your appearance, they are good for your skin’s health.
In some cases, they are good for the health of your whole body. Here’s a look at what researchers are suggesting for wrinkle removal and general anti-aging.
Although small amounts of sunlight are necessary for the body to produce vitamin D, the idea of a “healthy” tan, which some people still adhere to, contributes to premature aging. Scientists refer to it as photo-aging. It is not caused by the light, per se, but by free radicals.
Free radicals, which are naturally present in the cells of the body, are highly reactive. Various stimulants cause them to behave erratically. They bounce around within the cell, taking electrons from cellular membranes and DNA strands. Those that are present in the area surrounding the elastic fibers can cause the fiber’s degradation. That leads to sagging, which plays a role in fine lines on forehead and other areas of the face.
Staying out of the sun, wearing protective clothing or using an effective sun-block (zinc oxide is the best) can help you look years younger, after only a few months.
Fish and Fish Oils
Fish contains protein, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. Fish oils help to insure that you get enough omega-3 fatty acids every day, without eating a lot of fish.
Protein is used by the body to build new cells and elastic fibers. Antioxidants prevent and repair damage done by free radicals, by donating their own electrons. Omega-3 fatty acids are a component of the skin’s natural moisturizers, which we call sebum.
Taking a daily fish oil supplement may reduce fine lines on forehead and other areas. Research shows that three months of supplementation improves the skin’s firmness by about 10%. Firmer skin is less wrinkled.
Take Antioxidants and Apply Them Directly
Of course, you can’t grind up your vitamin C tablets and rub that all over your face, but there are some wonderful creams that contain antioxidants like coenzyme Q10 and natural vitamin E. In clinical trials antioxidant-rich creams have been shown to reduce wrinkling, repair sun damage and improve the skin’s moisture content. So, obviously, they can help you get rid of fine lines on forehead, tiny crow’s feet around the eyes and laugh lines.
Wisdom comes with age. There’s no doubt about that. But, wrinkles don’t necessarily have to. If you look at any group of people, you will see that some age very “gracefully” while others look years older than their peers. Most of us would prefer to be in the “ages gracefully” group.
We are lucky to live in this day and time. Science basically allows us to choose what we want to look like. We don’t have to deal with wrinkles and fine lines on forehead or anywhere else. By following the advice in this article, you should start to see a younger looking you in no time.