The sight of wrinkles on one’s forehead is quite disturbing. Lines all over our forehead just make us feel older than younger, that’s why. Some however, have it more unattractive than the usual. And to some even, they have it at a young age. But what we would like to give light to is, what causes wrinkles on the forehead?
There are two kinds of aging, the intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic aging is something that we will all anticipate, as it will happen to all of us. No matter how many treatments we apply, we will certainly find ourselves growing old because it will be accompanied with signs. Extrinsic aging, on the other hand is aging caused by outside factors like that of smoking cigarettes, too much exposure to the sun, etc. The signs accompanied by this kind of aging are far worse than what we see in intrinsic aging. Now, what’s the connection of these 2 kinds of aging to wrinkles on forehead? What causes wrinkles on forehead?
Wrinkles on the forehead are usually caused by intrinsic aging. It is inevitable. This happens because as we age our skin will lose its elasticity and the collagen it needs to keep firm, that’s why wrinkles do appear including the ones on our foreheads no matter how careful we are. But, there are also other factors contributing to its appearance. Again, too much sun exposure is one. The latter causes the intrinsic aging process to hasten because it breaks the collagen and elastic fibers deep in the dermis. Another is, repetitive face movements. Try to face the mirror and do a couple of facial expressions expressing different kinds of emotions (smiling, frowning, and the furious look). You’ll notice that after every expression made lines are building up. This is because as the elastin in our skin weakens, it also has a hard time to spring back to its original state. Thus, wrinkles appear, on the forehead specifically. These are but just some of the factors contributing to wrinkles on the forehead.
Though wrinkles will certainly appear on our forehead, it doesn’t make us less of a person anyway. As long as we’re taking good care of our skin making sure that it’s in the healthiest state possible, we need not fuss or fret. All is well!