How to Get Rid of Wrinkles on Forehead Naturally

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I have always had a very expressive face and so I have struggled with unwanted forehead wrinkles since I was a teenager. Now that I’m in my 40s they are much more pronounced and as the rest of my face has also aged, I felt like it was time to get very serious about trying to figure out if I could get rid of my forehead wrinkles naturally. By naturally I mean: no plastic surgery or invasive procedures, no toxic chemicals, no Botox, and no fillers. Everyone has their definition of “natural” so bear with me if any of my suggestions on what has worked for me don’t feel “natural” to you.

I have had the unique experience of undergoing 5 years of extreme daily stress from my son’s neuro-psychiatric disease and also exposure to toxic mold. These two things, on top of the normal stressors of being a mom of 5 and going through the pandemic, aged me a LOT… kind of like when a president goes into office and comes out 4 years later looking 10 years older. Maybe some of you can relate. Because of this experience that I have now come out of (we remediated our home and our son is healed) I have been able to directly see the results of both less stress and better health on my forehead wrinkles and also specific treatments that I’ve done. I am only going to list the things in this post that I feel very specifically and truly have helped me greatly reduce my forehead wrinkles naturally. At the end of the post, I’ll also include a few things I want to try next that I believe will also help.

I’m going to add the free and most natural things that have helped at the top and some of the products I use that have worked at the end.

How to Get Rid of Wrinkles on Forehead Naturally: Specific Things That Have Worked

Drinking More Water

This sounds too basic but it’s the truth. If you are dehydrated at all, it will show on your face. Increase your water intake and your face will plump enough to lessen your forehead wrinkles. If you can, you want to prioritize filtered water since tap water is full of chemicals and pharmaceutical run-off. We personally and currently use a Berkey filter. Making sure you have enough electrolytes in your diet is also important. I will write another post about electrolyte supplements but you can also simply add a pinch of Celtic sea salt under your tongue or in your water. The standard of how much water to drink each day is to drink half your body weight (in lbs) in ounces. So, a 140 lb person would want to aim for a minimum of 70oz of water a day. If you want to see what hydration can do for your wrinkles you might want to try a gallon a day.

Exercise & Sweating

These two factors are things I have observed in myself and others that are also backed by science. Before I started this blog and before our son became ill, I was a health and fitness coach and it became evident that people who were more fit and had more muscles in their body also had more youthful faces. I see this in myself as well and it’s just another reason to get in shape and stay in shape. Here’s one study about how strength training increases elasticity, and dermal thickness, and genes responsible for collagen become more active. For exercise, I’ve been trying to get in 10,000 steps a day (right now I just carry my iPhone to track) and I also do a workout 5-7 days a week using my Bodi subscription (an online exercise platform that has tons of variety and I’ve used for the past 10 years0.

Sweating obviously happens when you exercise but I have noticed more pronounced improvements in my skin and forehead wrinkles after using my at-home portable sauna. I use the Therasage sauna  (“ashbrock” for their best discount”) use code and love it so much. I often sit in it like I’m sitting in a tent but you can also keep your head out. I don’t know if I’d see the same skin improvement if my face wasn’t inside and sweating though. Saunas are great for detoxification and other health improvements. My only note is that heat can make melasma worse. I also have very stubborn melasma so I probably should start keeping my head outside of the sauna while I’m using it to help with that.

EDIT: When I first wrote this section about sauna and heat improving wrinkles, it was only anecdotal- results I had randomly noticed after using my sauna. However, I wanted to add this research article that I came about while researching red light therapy that backs up what I observed. In clinical study, wrinkles were reduced, elastin and collagen were increased, and roughness was improved. In this study the skin was heated to about 95 degrees and far infrared wavelengths were used to heat the skin. The Therasage suana I use uses far infrared to heat and has near-infrared and red light panels for their healing properties. Pretty cool when Science backs up something you observed in nature.

Here’s the Sauna I Use at Home

Bioactive Collagen Peptides

Here’s another thing I have seen work for me, surprisingly… I have honestly not done a lot of research on taking collagen orally, I just know that the one type that I take every morning definitely helps and when I have stopped taking it I notice a huge difference. I’ve seen people say oral collagen doesn’t help and it’s snake oil, that you need to take it as a liquid for it to do anything to happen… all sorts of things. All I know is that I started taking this exact bioactive collagen peptide powder every morning and the type I add to my pre-workout absolutely works for me.

Checkout the Collagen Peptides I Use Here

Eating a Healthy Diet: How to get rid of wrinkles on forehead naturally

As far as diet affecting my forehead wrinkles, here’s what I’ve concretely noticed:

  • My wrinkles and overall skin texture and appearance GREATLY improved when I started eating more animal protein. There was a period when I went vegan to try to figure out some health issues and very quickly after adding animal protein back into my diet, my skin improved SO much. This might not be the case for everyone but it’s something I know matters for my body and skin.
  • I saw another leap in improvement in my skin during this time when I started taking HCL with pepsin, which helps digest protein. I don’t take it anymore because I haven’t been having any digestive issues but just this week I saw a time hop memory video I had posted on my Facebook during this time where I was going on and on about the improvement in my forehead wrinkles after adding more animal protein and taking HCL. Again, I am not saying this is something everyone should do but I wanted to mention it. If you do want to try HCL with pepsin then there is a HCL challenge you can do to see if you need it and/or how much.
  • Eating junk food is awful for your skin.
  • Overall eating whole foods: vegetables, fruits, meats, and whole carbs is a very easy thing you can do to improve your skin and your whole health. It seems cheesy but it really does help with wrinkles.

Face Yoga

I added face yoga into my daily routine about 3 months ago. I can see changes in my face. It is hard to say how much it is affecting my forehead wrinkles specifically but it definitely has my stamp of approval and is worth doing. I wrote a post on the best face yoga courses out there if you decide to check this option out.

Frownies Facial Patches: How to get rid of wrinkles on forehead naturally

I feel a little nervous and giddy writing about this option because so far, it is hands down the thing I have done to naturally reduce my forehead wrinkles. MIND BLOWING. Frownies were invented at the end of the 1800s. They are simple unbleached paper patches with a natural adhesive that are applied to the forehead (or other areas with wrinkles) after being moistened and then they dry and make a cast that imobilizes the area so that you can’t make an expression. If you can’t make an expression then your skin won’t wrinkle and form furrows. This is kind of how Botox works. You wear the Frownies overnight and they train your muscles not to move so then, even when you aren’t wearing the Frownies your forehead doesn’t remember how to make the expressions that caused the wrinkles. Because they work like this, the results are longer lasting than something you put on topically… you’re basically training your muscles. You will see results when you take them off the first morning after wearing them overnight but it took 2-3 months of me wearing them every night to see lasting results (that would last through the day). I am now at 4.5 months of nightly use and the results keep improving. If you’re looking for how to get rid of wrinkles on your forehead naturally, this should be your first stop.

Nira Laser

The Nira Laser is an FDA-approved non-fractional laser for at-home use with clinical results backed by clinical studies. It is a handheld device that “gently warms the skin at a wavelength of 1450 nm, achieving the peak absorption in the dermis layers. This process triggers collagen to rebuild, renewing the skin from the inside out.” I have been using the Nira Precision laser for about a month and it’s very very easy to use, which is great because it’s a tool that I won’t get sick of using daily. It only takes about 2 minutes to use. I use the Nira Precision on the specific lines of my forehead but I think the newer Nira Pro that has a bigger head and targets a larger area would be easier to target the whole forehead so that’s on my wish list. It is supposed to take 90 days to see results and I’ve also read that it takes 6 months for collagen to form so it would make sense that the fullest results would show after 6 months of use. In one month, I didn’t see huge results but I can already see some results on the lines on the bridge of my knows (I think some call them “bunny lines”). I am a big fan of having beauty tools that you buy once and use forever. Use the code “Ashbrockinton” for their best discount.

Red Light & Near Infrared Therapy Masks

I have the CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy Face Mask and I love it. I’ve only had it for about a week or two but it’s super easy to use and only takes 10 minutes a day. I use it at night after I wash my face. I’ll wash my face, apply hyaluronic acid serum, and then lay down (or sit on the sofa) with it on for 10 minutes. It automatically shuts off after 10 minutes… It’s FDA-approved and clinically proven to improve fine lines in as little as 4 weeks. I am seeing improvements to my forehead in the last two weeks but it’s very hard to tell how much is from the addition of the Currentbody mask and how much is from the next 3 products I’ll share about. I will update this post as I use it longer but there are numerous studies on the benefits of red light therapy and infrared therapy so this approach is backed by Science and Currentbody’s mask is “31% more powerful than any other LED mask.” This study shows that red and near-infrared light therapy shows significant improvements in the skin that can not just be observed but increases in collagen that can be measured with an ultrasound.

Maelove Moonlight Retinal Serum

I had seen a few posts about Maelove’s Retintal Serum on TikTok and read the ingredients through the EWG’s Skin Deep database and the results came back as a “4,” which I would consider lowtoxic. This was the first retinal that I had found that was in that low toxic space. Retinal is a vitamin A derivative and high levels of vitamin A can cause liver damage and reproductive concerns. In addition, I think a lot of the forms of retinal/retinoids/retinol out there just have other toxic ingredients in the formula. It’s also very very important that you wear SPF when using retinal because it increases your skin’s sensitivity and susceptibility to sun damage. I have tried to avoid retinal or retinol for these reasons but wanted to try it out to see what it could do for my skin and once I found Maelove’s product I felt good about taking that leap. I have only used the Moonlight Retinal Serum for a week and already I can see changes in my skin. It’s so soon in the game but I feel like it is lightening some of my dark spots and blurring out my wrinkles. They recommend retinal newbies start with their Starlight serum. Because my skin seems to be not sensitive to anything I went for it and started with the Moonlight. After 3-4 days of nightly use, I did start to feel my face flaking just a bit and a slight stinging, like my face was dry when I applied my other skin care product. Now I’m just playing it by ear and using it about every 3rd night.

Depology’s MATRIXYL® 3000 SERUM & Depology’s 10% ARGIRELINE™ PEPTIDE SERUM

This is another purchase I made from a TikTok review. The Matrixyl 3000 Serum and Argireline Peptide Serum are two separate products sold by Depology but I bought them together in a discounted bundle. The Matrixyl 3000 is supposed to help with hydration and collagen building and the Argireline Peptide Serum is supposed to help by keeping your muscles from making those involuntary expressions that create expression lines/wrinkles. I can 100% tell a difference from these two products. I have been using the Maelove Moonlight Serum at night and this duo in the morning. It is safe to use these two with the retinal and 2x a day but since I was seeing a big enough change from the three products so quickly I decided to only use these two in the morning simply to save money and extend the lifespan. I have been carefully testing different skin care products to try to find products that actually make a difference that also are low toxic. These two products, plus the Maelove retinal are the first topical products that have made a major difference in my forehead wrinkles. The Peptide Serum came out as a 4 on EWG’s Skin Deep database. The Matrixyl 3000 came out as a 3. I consider anything under a “2” as “nontoxic” and anything that’s in the 3-5 range as “lowtoxic”. I know these products aren’t really “natural” but they do contain many natural ingredients and because I would consider them low toxic and have found them to be actually effective in reducing my forehead wrinkles I wanted to go ahead and mention them since I don’t know what everyone that might be reading this’s line/standard is.

Frownies Vitamin C & E Skin Serum

This is the first skincare topical product that I felt made a difference in my forehead wrinkles. It doesn’t make as much of a long-lasting difference as the other topical products, tools, and Frownies Facial Patches that I’ve mentioned but when I was just starting my journey to reverse the signs of aging, I do remember that after I would put this serum on I felt that the combination of it making my skin soft and moisturized and glowy it would just generally lessen the appearance of my forehead wrinkles. Maybe because of the glowy finish it left? I have tried other face oils and haven’t found any I like as much as this one. Again, I don’t think it’s a holy grail product like some of the others I’ve mentioned but if you want a face oil that feels great and gives a good finish on your skin then this would be a great product to try.

Try the Frownies Vitamin C& E Serum Here

Dermaclara Silicon Face Patches: How to get rid of wrinkles on forehead naturally

At first glance, Dermaclara’s silicon face patches look like a sexier version of Frownies but they are two very different products. Frownies work to immobilize the muscles so you can’t make expressions and therefore retrain your facial muscles to show emotion without the use of the forehead muscles… the same idea as Botox. Botox is a toxin that makes those muscles paralyzed and Frownies is more like a splint you put on the muscle that makes that specific muscle contraction forget how to contract so that you stop making that expression that leads to wrinkles. Dermaclara patches cover the same areas that Frownies do but instead of immobilizing the muscles (which is going to lead to long-term change once your muscles are re-trained) the silicon traps moisture between the skin and the silicon and creates a condition favorable for healing and collagen creation. The skin in that area plumps up and as those furrows/wrinkles are hydrated and plumped they are going to lessen-kind of like poking a crease into a marshmallow and the marshmallow bouncing back… maybe that’s a bad analogy but it works for me. I do not own any of the Dermaclara patches yet but I plan to order them today or tomorrow. I plan to wear Frownies overnight so I get that long-lasting muscle retraining and then to remove the Frownies when I wake up and put the Dermaclara patches on while I take my kids to school and until I put on makeup or leave the house. That is my plan to see if I can get the benefits of Dermaclara patches without sacrificing my beloved Frownies. I will update this post as soon as I can tell if my plan works. This is another 100% natural way to try to get rid of forehead wrinkles.

Microneedling: How to get rid of wrinkles on forehead naturally

This last option is the most invasive/aggressive option for getting rid of wrinkles but I still would consider it “natural” because nothing is being injected into the skin like with Botox or fillers and there are no ingredients to worry about being toxic. Microneedling involves the use of a hand-held device with fine needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. The goal of microneedling is to stimulate the body’s natural wound healing processes which leads to collagen and elastin being produced. There are a lot of estheticians and dermatologists who are very very against at-home microneedling and micro-rolling but their main reason against at-home use is that the re-use of needles could lead to a spread of infection. It makes sense to me that if you use one-use needle cartridges you can eliminate this risk and therefore enjoy the benefits of microneedling without the risk of infection spread. Still, I’m quite sure your best results would come from in-office professional use where they can go to a deeper level than you should with at-home use. I have seen amazing before and afters from micro-needling and every doctor and esthetician I’ve heard speak talks about how amazing the benefits are. There is a leading esthetician in Europe who encourages her clients to learn how to at home micro-needle in between professional appointments. Today, I purchased the Dr. Pen M8 at-home micro-needling pen. From my research, Dr. Pen is the best at-home-use microneedling pen for sale. I didn’t want to chance it with one on Amazon or elsewhere. There is a pen called the Derma Pen that is available outside the US and is considered the best microneedling pen for at-home use. If you do get a Dr. Pen DO NOT get one on Amazon. I think they are fake and I read reviews saying that some people’s stopped working after a few weeks and Amazon wouldn’t honor the warranty. Here is a legit place to buy from that has a code sticker on each Dr. Pen that let’s you go to a site and authenticate it’s the real deal. I bought the M8 because it seems like what a lot of people have and it was in my price range. If I don’t like it or don’t see results from it I will come and edit this part of the post but I have high hopes.


All of the options/tips mentioned in this post helped me lessen my forehead wrinkles naturally, except Derma Clara patches and microneedling, which I have not tried but have (or am about to) purchased and from my research truly believe will help. I know the struggle of having wrinkles you don’t want to have and feeling gaslit when people suggest silly things that don’t work. I guess I can feel good about my forehead wrinkle journey because it’s allowed me to help you and write this post from an authentic point of view. I am pretty serious about reversing my signs of aging so I’m doing all of the things on the list but if I were to only do one thing that would for sure make a difference and is 100% natural it would be to wear Frownies Facial Patches every night for 6 months (you’ll see lasting results after 3 months or less but I think you’ll be blown away after 6 months. I hope this helps someone. If there’s something you’ve used that made a big difference in how to get rid of wrinkles on the forehead naturally then please let me know so I can learn about it.

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