How to Reduce Wrinkles on Forehead


We can’t avoid getting older, but we don’t have to look or feel our age. Find out how to reduce forehead wrinkles and keep youthful skin for longer with these anti-aging suggestions.

What causes wrinkles on forehead?

We explore the science of forehead wrinkles and explain key triggers to help you care for your skin and maintain a youthful complexion.

Why do we get wrinkles on forehead?

Once women reach their mid-twenties, the question on most of their lips is “How do I prevent wrinkles?” After all, knowing what causes forehead wrinkles is undoubtedly the best way to prevent against them. One of the biggest perpetrators is the sun. As we get older, our skin naturally becomes dryer. Furthermore, radiation damages the skin´s collagen, making the skin lose its elasticity. Late nights, feeling stressed, smoking and poor diet (lack of vegetables and protein) also play a part in causing forehead wrinkles.


The impact of stress and facial expressions

While our genes dictate to a certain extent how well or soon we age, exaggerated or frequent facial movements can cause premature aging. Frowning or raising our eyebrows as we talk is more than skin deep. The muscles retain this memory, making the lines permanent on our forehead over time.

UVA exposure and wrinkles

Spending time in the sun is important, as it exposes you to UV rays that allow vitamin D production. However, harmful rays from the sun can contribute to the collagen breakdown in the skin. NIVEA SUN UV Face Shine Control Cream SPF 50 helps to protect your skin.

How to prevent wrinkles on forehead

Find out how to reduce forehead wrinkles with these caring anti-aging creams, nourishing sunscreens and easy lifestyle changes.

When does your skin change and when do you need an anti-aging skincare routine?

In your early twenties, your skin may still be oily, and you may have the remnants of teenage breakouts and blackheads. But by the time you get to your mid-twenties, your skin can start to get dryer.

Although this usually means you don’t have to contend with lots of spots, it can mark the start of wrinkles.

The first signs of aging appear when the antioxidant production drops. Why? Because antioxidants are responsible for neutralizing the UV caused, free radicals protecting so from sun damage and fine lines.

Caring for your skin in your early twenties with NIVEA Q10 Power Replenishing Pearls and creams containing antioxidants like Vitamin E helps prevent against forehead wrinkles.

Be skin savvy by using a daily moisturiser with SPF

NIVEA Q10 Plus Moisturiser Day SPF 30 contains UVA and UVB filters that protect the skin from burning and prevents the formation of forehead wrinkles. The moisturiser with creatine, Q10 and SPF also helps to reduce existing wrinkles and makes the skin visibly smoother.

How to reduce forehead wrinkles in 5 easy steps

Proper cleansing

While you want to keep your face clean, it is important not to stress the skin by overwashing. Excess use of cleansers can strip the skin of the skin`s own lipids, that protect from drying out. Using NIVEA Naturally Good Micellar Face Wash with Organic Aloe Vera gently cleanses while maintaining the moisture balance.


As you age, your skin naturally becomes dryer. By including NIVEA Q10 Power Regenerating Night Cream in your anti-aging skincare routine, you are treating your skin with the formula including skin’s own Q10 coenzyme, which promotes younger-looking skin.

Relaxing with candles

Stress is one of the contributing factors to forehead wrinkles. By setting up a relaxing environment at home with candles around the bath, for example, you help your mind to switch off after a long day. 

Calming tea

Not only do herbal teas help to clear and calm your mind, they also promote digestive health and wellbeing. Even the ritual of making a green tea or matcha latte can bring down your stress levels – their high antioxidant content is an extra bonus for your skin and body.

Embracing your inner Zen

Setting aside some me time in a busy day can make a world of difference. When we are stressed, the body produces more of the cortisol hormone, which damages the skin’s collagen. To help your mind and body relax, try meditation guides, yoga books or YouTube tutorials. 

Always read the label. Follow the directions of use. Sunscreens are only one part of sun protection. Avoid prolonged high-risk sun exposure. Reapply frequently.