3 tips to avoid wrinkles while you sleep!
Contrary to what you might think, sleep isn’t just inactivity – your brain and body are hard at work while you enter dreamland. For example, your skin goes into repair mode while you sleep and is arguably the most important time to encourage healthy skin aging.
If you want to wake up with firm, glowing skin (honestly, who doesn’t?), follow these steps:
1.Wash your face.
You can choose to skip a morning cleanse, especially if your skin feels dry – but washing at night is a non-negotiable. If you only want to clean it once a day, do it at night so you can remove all the dirt before you go to bed.
Everyday pollutants can contribute to oxidative stress, dull skin and fine lines if you don’t cleanse before bed. Pollution can subject the skin to free radicals, which can contribute to the breakdown of collagen and elastin and lead to skin aging, so it’s important to cleanse the skin to avoid these effects.
2.Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Skin is more permeable at night, which means it’s much easier to lose important hydration while you sleep, and improper hydration can lead to premature skin aging. That’s why you may want to apply heavier moisturizers before bed to prevent precious moisture from leaking overnight.
We know that skin’s moisture levels tend to decrease in the afternoon to evening, which is why heavier night creams come in handy. Look for ingredients like ceramides, peptides and omega-3 fatty acids in your moisturizer, as they nourish the skin barrier and keep it strong.
3.Pay attention to your sleeping position!
Yes, your sleeping position can lead to wrinkles over time. Specifically, these fine lines fall under the category of “compression wrinkles,” as they happen when you squeeze (or squish) your face into your pillow every night. As you age and your collagen levels begin to decline, you may notice that these lines begin to stick.
Sleep wrinkles don’t exactly have a tried and true solution. If you are one of those who can control your sleeping position while you sleep, then this is even better for you! It is best to sleep on your back.
You can also invest in a silk or satin pillowcase so your skin glides over the surface without any friction or pulling. Or you can simply rely on other skin care methods to restore collagen and delay fine lines for as long as possible. Sleep is so important for skin health, so you shouldn’t sacrifice a good night’s sleep for fear of pillow lines.
We all have our own personalized nighttime skin care routines, but following these tips will only help you in the long run. Regardless of your skin type, you will succeed with the above tips so that you have glowing skin in the morning!