When I started to see lines on my forehead, I can’t say that I was surprised. My mother had them. I have her same high forehead and cheekbones. So, I assumed I was stuck with her wrinkles, too.
Lucky for me, I live in a day and age where technological advancements are curing terrible diseases. That same technology is slowly, but surely trickling down into the cosmetic industry.
There haven’t been hundreds of studies, as there have been concerning cancer and other life-threatening diseases. But, enough clinical trials have been completed to convince me and most other experts. We might not be able to actually turn back the clock, but we can look years younger, without painful injections or other unproven treatments.
I am, by nature, a skeptic. So, all of the suggestions in this article have supportive evidence from scientific researchers. None of the suggestions are, in any way, a risk to your health. In fact, they are actually good for you. So, why not give them a try. After just a few weeks, I saw the lines on my forehead start to fade.
Of course, not everyone will see the results that I’ve seen. I was not a big fish eater. I did make it a point to take a daily multi-vitamin, but, as it turns out, the supplement that I took for most of my life was not of the best quality. In case you’re wondering what fish and multi-vitamins have to do with wrinkles, let me explain.
Fish is a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Protein is the primary component of the skin’s cells and fibers. It’s also the primary component of muscles, just in case you were trying to get in shape. Without adequate protein intake, your body cannot perform the regenerative processes need to replace lost and damaged cells and fibers. So, part of how I got rid of lines on my forehead was to increase my protein intake.
Fatty fish is recommended because the omega-3s they provide have been shown to improve the skin’s firmness by 10% or more over the course of three months. Other vitamins, primarily the antioxidant ones, prevent and repair damage done by free radicals. You may have heard of them. They contribute to age-related diseases of all kinds, cause cancer and are one of the root causes of wrinkles.
Increasing my nutritional intake was only part of what I did to get rid of lines on my forehead. I noticed the biggest difference after I started using antioxidant rich creams. The ingredients that the research says to look for include coenzyme Q10, wakame kelp extracts, the protein keratin and plant-based oils like grape seed, avocado and Shea butter.
According to the manufacturers and to the independent researchers, those ingredients stimulate the production of new cells, increase the skin’s collagen content and repair free radical damage. I can’t see those things, because you need a microscope, but I can see that there are fewer lines on my forehead, which is all that I really wanted.