Although wrinkles, fine lines, and creases are a normal part of getting older, sleeping wrong can cause your face to age quicker. Sleeping can be used as a tool to make you look older or to help you potentially sleep away wrinkles. Your bedtime routine can help you prevent wrinkles from sleeping. Here are a few ways to improve your sleep routine to prevent wrinkles as much as possible.
Go to bed with clean skin
Always wash you face before you go to bed to remove the day’s built up oils, perspiration, and makeup. Leaving these on the skin not only cause clogged pores and breakouts, but they can prevent fresh new cells to coming to the skin’s surface.
Use night cream
A facial moisturizer designed for night use can help rejuvenate skin and repair damage. As people get older the collagen production in their skin slows down, allowing skin to lose elasticity. Mature skin also has less oil, which can cause drier skin, allowing wrinkles to be more visible.
Watch your sleep position
Your sleep position can have a profound effect on facial skin. Sleeping with your face pushed against a pillow can cause wrinkles, lines and creases. The preferred way of sleeping to avoid creases on your face is sleeping on your back.
When you’re younger waking up with creases on your face is not such a big deal, because the lines will fade after you get up. As you get older your skin’s elasticity decreases, and those little creases that you wake up with will linger and grow more pronounced. While it’s important to sleep comfortably, it’s also important to sleep in a position that won’t cause physical stress on your skin if you’re concerned about wrinkles.
Get plenty of sleep
Depriving yourself of sleep can interfere with your body’s general health and mental health, as well as affect your appearance. Sleeping is a prime time for cell growth and repair. Avoid staying out late or pulling all-nighters, even though it sometimes seems tempting to put sleep last among priorities. While everyone’s needs are slightly different, aim for seven to eight hours of sleep to keep yourself feeling and looking fresh.
Try a better pillow or pillowcase
If you prefer sleeping on your side there are pillows that decrease the physical stress in your face. Choose a pillow that is made to decrease the physical stress on your face. There are specialty pillows specially designed to support your neck, yet keep your face off the pillow. A couple of examples are the Vasseur Beauty Pillow or the Save My Face pillow.
A satin or silk pillowcase decreases the chances of getting creases on your skin. There are even pillowcases made with copper that boast the ability to decrease the visible signs of aging. Cupron manufactures pillowcases that have copper infused in the fibers that claim to stimulate collagen and help skin to look younger.