Crawling under the covers for a well-deserved full night of beauty sleep is a must for recharging your body after a long day. But are you finding yourself waking up the next morning to “pillow face,” with creases and folds from the position in which you slept in the night before? The second cause of wrinkles, after sunlight and UV exposure, is sleeping.
Here are 8 ways that you can prevent wrinkles (and pillow face) while getting your beauty sleep at night.
Sleep on Your Back
Sleeping on your stomach or your sides means there is constant pressure on your face. Over time, this action will produce unwanted sleep lines. It can be challenging to change your sleep position, but sleeping on your back allows for your face to be fresh come morning.
Keep Your Hands Away From Your Face
Sleeping with your hands pressed against your face is a common sleep mistake that many people make without even realizing it. Our skin grips rougher surfaces and wrinkles with lateral pressure, and the skin on your hands is no exception when it comes to your fragile facial skin. It’s best for facial skin to completely avoid other surfaces during sleep, including your hands and arms.
Upgrade Your Pillow
Not a back-sleeper? Invest in a special pillow that has benefits including minimizing wrinkles, supporting clean skin, and assisting with hydrating your skin cells to prevent fine lines. There are also pillows that will help to promote sleeping on your back and reduce facial contact with the pillow surface.
Use a Nighttime Mask
A facial mask for sleeping does more than just keep the light out. Nighttime masks do a great job of also keeping your skin in place while you sleep, so the skin does not fold on itself. Investing in a silk nighttime mask to decrease friction and rubbing will help to prevent wrinkles and fine lines from forming.
Try a Special Pillowcase
Using pillowcases with fabrics that grip the skin rather than allowing the skin to glide is another common mistake made by many. Ideally, it would be best if you were to use a silk or satin pillowcase. These silky fabrics will help to prevent facial creases, lines, and imprints while you sleep.
Use a Retinol
Retinol may be the most powerful tool in your anti-aging arsenal. The vitamin A derivative teaches your skin to act young again by stimulating the collagen that prevents fine lines.
Wear a Night Cream
A night cream is a heavy, ultra-moisturizing lotion that is specially designed for wearing while you sleep. When choosing a night cream, look for one that contains hyaluronic acid, which helps plump and firm the skin.
Get Your Beauty Sleep
The quality and length of sleep you receive every night can have a profound impact on your skin’s overall health and appearance. When we sleep, our bodies can recharge. During sleep, our body and skin can heal, restore and eliminate toxins from the skin. If you’re missing out on quality sleep, the chances are your skin is suffering in the process.
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