If years of brow-raising, frowning and daily sunscreen neglect have left you with etched lines across your forehead, don't worry (seriously, stop that furrowing!). Here are 5 anti-wrinkle tips to help hide the lines and make you look younger.
1. Choose the right makeup primer.
It's not what's in your foundation that counts, it's what's under it. A light-reflecting primer camouflages fine lines and keeps makeup from settling into—and emphasizing—entrenched furrows.
2. Use line-plumping creams.
Moisturisers with peptides or retinol and retinoids stimulate collagen to plump skin and fill in creases, says dermatologist Dr David Bank.
3. Go bold with bangs.
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Soft, brow-skimming bangs are the easiest and most stylish veil for wrinkles, says hairstylist Rodney Cutler, owner of Cutler Salons. Pay attention to the placement of your part: "Make a low side part right above your pupil—a center part will only draw attention to the forehead by framing it," he explains.
4. Invest in in-office treatments.
For those with major wrinkles that aren't responding well to over the counter solutions, Botox is the only surefire forehead fixer, says Bank. But you'll need to get injections every 3 to 6 months to maintain the effects, and it'll cost about $400 per treatment. To plump out especially deep lines, fillers may be needed.