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How to Visibly Reduce Deep Wrinkles: Forehead & Face

Deep face wrinkles are a common ageing skin concern and form over time due to both extrinsic and intrinsic factors. While the depth of wrinkles depends on motivating factors like lifestyle and environmental stress, they will appear on skin to some degree as we age.

To reduce the look of deep forehead wrinkles, deep cheek wrinkles and wrinkles around the eyes, it’s important to take both preventative steps and address current lines.

The best procedure for deep wrinkles responds to their causes while addressing skin texture uniformity. Ahead, discover SkinCeuticals science-backed anti-ageing skincare and discover which efficacious steps and professional treatments you can implement to reduce deep set wrinkles.


As opposed to fine lines, deep set wrinkles on the face are characterised by their deeper grooves. Especially common around areas of the face used to express emotion, deep forehead wrinkles, eye wrinkles and mouth lines form over time. Multiple factors contribute to the appearance of deep face wrinkles:

Intrinsic causes

• Loss of collagen and elastin. As we age, our natural production of collagen and elastin – the skin firming properties produced in our body – deplete, which causes skin to lose elasticity and firmness.

• Repeated facial movements. Repeated smiling, frowning and the position your face tends to rest in can encourage lines to develop in specific areas. Especially expressive people tend to experience deep set wrinkles.

• Genetics. Individual genetic dispositions can influence when wrinkles and lines will start to appear in skin.

• Slowed skin cell renewal cycle. As skin cells take longer to renew, complexions can begin to appear rough, and wrinkles may become more pronounced.

Extrinsic causes

• Repeated sun exposure. UV radiation is a major motivator of skin stress and premature ageing signs like fine lines and wrinkles. Without proper SPF application and sun safe practices, lines like deep cheek wrinkles are more likely to form prematurely.

• Lifestyle habits such as smoking, lack of sleep and stress

• Pollution. Alongside sun exposure, environmental stressors can contribute to loss of skin elasticity.


As opposed to finer lines which can often be addressed with skincare, deep set forehead wrinkles and grooves around the mouth usually require a two-fold approach. Fine lines can be reduced in appearance via topical skincare ingredients like antioxidants, humectants and retinoids, within a hydrating and supportive skincare regime.

In terms of how to reduce the visibility of deep wrinkles already present in skin, effective skincare ingredients can be paired with procedures like laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels. Treatments that medical professionals offer can help to make skin texture more uniform. Typically, the visual effects will last for a period of a few months.


The earlier you address fine lines as well as deep face wrinkles, the better your results will be. Science-backed, high concentration skincare helps to improve and strengthen your skin’s appearance. So, does retinol help with deep winkles? And which ingredients should you prioritise? Below, explore SkinCeuticals’ proven anti-ageing formulas and how to implement them for most effective application.

1. Implement antioxidant skincare

Another potent nutrient, in antioxidant skincare is vitamin C . This means that it can address and improve oxidisation in skin (where atoms have become destabilised and become free radicals). As one of the main contributors to sagging and sallowed skin, this function is a highly effective in promoting firm and plump skin. Vitamin C can also protect skin from UV radiation and other environmental stress and is an ideal addition to morning anti-ageing routines. Thanks to its dual protection and ability to address apparent stress, vitamin C is able to encourage visible improvement in the appearance of skin laxity. C E Ferulic Vitamin C Serum contains a high concentration of 15% pure vitamin C with 1% vitamin E and 0.5% ferulic acid for optimal efficacy.

2. Apply retinol for deep wrinkles

One of the most powerful tools in anti-ageing skincare, retinol frequently features in routines formulated to address the appearance of deep forehead wrinkles, mouth lines and wrinkles around the eyes. A vitamin A derivative, retinol promotes skin cell renewal and encourages fresh skin cells to surface.

For those new to retinol, Retinol 0.3 Anti-Ageing Night Cream contains an ideal beginner concentration of the ingredient. 0.3% pure retinol is delivered to skin in a stable format to motivate uniform skin texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This formula can be used as a precursor to a higher concentration like Retinol 0.5 Anti-Ageing Night Cream once skin has adjusted

3. Opt for anti-wrinkle moisturisers

Moisture is an essential anti-ageing component to skin, as optimum hydration is needed for complexions to look healthy and youthful. SkinCeuticals’ anti-wrinkle creams are specially formulated to address concerns like deep set forehead wrinkles and deep cheek wrinkles by combining hydrating properties with skin-firming ingredients.

A.G.E Interrupter Advanced Anti-Wrinkle Cream helps to restore elasticity and address an extended range of wrinkle types including deep set wrinkles with the inclusion of 12.6% Concentrated Proxylane, 1% niacinamide and 3% HEPES. For the fragile eye area, A.G.E Advanced Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream is developed with a reinforcing and brightening complex of flavonoids and synergistic peptides.

4. Wear a daily SPF

Especially in Australia, UV radiation is a major contributor to premature signs of ageing. UV radiation levels remain high throughout the year, so daily sunscreen application is essential to preventing the formation and deepening of lines and wrinkles.

Among the best skin care for deep wrinkles is sunscreen. It’s recommended to opt for broad spectrum and high SPF sunscreen and use every morning as directed. Ultra Facial Defense Sunscreen SPF50 provides SPF50+ broad spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays.

5. Chemical peels can reduce deep set wrinkles

Chemical peels are a facial treatment which help to clear dead skin cells from the surface layer of skin and reveal younger skin. If you have deep set wrinkles on your face, a procedure like chemical peels can support your anti-ageing skincare routine for more youthful looking and refined skin. Aftercare with these kinds of procedures is important to support your complexion. Hydrating products like Phyto Corrective Essence Hydrating Mist help to comfort skin sensitivity. To understand whether chemical peels are suited to your skin, speak to a healthcare professional.

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