We all know that getting adequate sleep is good for our health, minds, and bodies. In fact, getting enough sleep also helps in preventing wrinkles. But did you know that your regular sleeping position may cause sleep wrinkles? Sleep wrinkles are formed when the face is compressed against the pillow every night. As we age, the skin’s elasticity decreases, and the constant compression can make the sleep wrinkles permanent. Here are ways to prevent wrinkles as we sleep:
Sleep on your back
Sleeping on your back is the best way to avoid sleep lines that can result to wrinkles. It also has other beauty benefits − I find that my skin becomes clearer and less likely to produce those unpleasant morning breakouts when I don’t rub my face against the pillow at night. It also results to better back alignment, but it must be noted that this sleeping position is not recommended for pregnant women, and for those with medical issues such as sleep apnea, snoring, and acid reflux.
Use a beauty pillow or pillowcase
If you prefer sleeping on your side, try a specialized beauty pillow designed to support the neck and decrease face compression as you sleep. A satin or silk pillow case may help decrease sleep lines, but it will not completely prevent it.
Use a moisturizer
Before applying moisturizer, use a mild facial cleanser that will not make your skin dry – dry skin can accentuate wrinkles. As people age, collagen production decreases and leads to wrinkles. Applying moisturizer will help rejuvenate and repair the skin. It will help the skin look younger, softer, more hydrated, and elastic. A good tip is to apply the moisturizer 15 to 30 minutes before bedtime – giving ample time for the product to really be absorbed into the skin. You may also apply the moisturizer around your eyes for an all-in-one moisturizer and eye cream. An amazing moisturizer that I recommend is the Embryollise lait crème concentrate which is available here at Calyxta.com.
Get your beauty rest
So there you have it. Remember to get enough sleep, it’ll make you look and feel great! Try to avoid constant all-nighters and your body will thank you for it in the long run, making aging a graceful and beautiful process.