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Wrinkles and sleep creases – Pillows can be the culprits!

Wrinkles and sleep creases – Pillows can be the culprits!

Wrinkles and creases are part of aging. With the progressive age, wrinkling appears on skin prominently on the face, neck, and hands. Apart from aging, there are other factors that can contribute to the wrinkling of skin even at a very young age.

Some of those factors are frequent exposure to the sun, stress, UV radiation, lifestyle and smoking. Repeated facial expressions also result in the formation of fine lines. One of the prime causes that go unnoticed, for the early wrinkling of the skin is using wrong pillows or applying too much pressure on your face while sleeping.

Pillows can be a cause of developing wrinkles, fine lines, and creases to your beautiful face. You must be thinking how is that even possible? How the comfy pillows that help us in taking a good nap can contribute to forming wrinkles? Here is your answer.

Sleep Posture:

Sleep Posture - 10 minutes for mom

If you have a habit of sleeping on your stomach or sideways, try changing your sleeping position. While sleeping, one moves his body to various angles to get maximum comfort but positioning your body sideways or on your stomach could have the worst outcome on your appearance.

When you sleep on your stomach, you directly place your face on the pillow. This results in friction between your face and pillow. Due to friction, collagen fibers in the muscle tissue got stretched leading to wrinkles. People who sleep in this position have very prominent fine lines on their forehead and side of their eyes.

Sleeping sideways can also cause a great amount of damage to your face. When you place your face in this position on a pillow, you’re applying too much pressure on one side of the face. This repeated pressure can reduce the elasticity of connective tissues or eventually breaks down the collagen resulting in the formation of wrinkles and sleep creases.

Pillowcase Fabric:

Choosing the right pillowcase fabric is also very important. The most common mistake done by people is using such fabrics that will grip the skin rather than letting it slide across the pillow. This gripping up would result in facial lines and wrinkles. Ideal fabric for pillowcases is silk or satin because they don’t hold on your skin as jersey and flannel do. Lesser the grip of the pillowcase, the lesser is the chance of getting wrinkles.

Pillowcase Fabric 10 minutes for mom

You can prevent wrinkles by upgrading from cotton to silk or satin. With Silk, there is less grip and your face won’t “crunch” against it like it does on a cotton pillow. Try to use pillows that have 100% silk cases. These pillows are hypoallergenic, super soft, and come in a diversity of colors to match any type of bedding. These silk pillowcases are easily machine washable.

Anti-Wrinkle Pillows:

There are anti-wrinkle pillows available in the market which can help you practice sleeping on your back. These pillows have many benefits like minimizing wrinkles, supporting clean skin, and assisting with hydrating your skin cells, which help prevent the formation of fine lines.

Changing your sleep posture can benefit. By sleeping on your back, it does not apply any pressure to your face. Though for many people, this may be uncomfortable, and you can’t control your involuntary sleep movement leading you to a side or stomach position. But, you can practice and can get used to it over time.

A lower-tech option is also present for those who want to become back sleepers. Remember the pillows that are sold in airports so you can sleep contentedly on long flights? You can practice them in bed, too. They make it stress-free to sleep on your back without ultimately rolling onto your side.

General Tips:

To prevent wrinkles, wear night creams as these creams are heavy, ultra-moisturizing lotions that you maybe could not get away with wearing during the day. Choose a cream that comprises hyaluronic acid, which helps plump and firm the skin.

Getting a full night rest is also necessary to prevent wrinkles and creases. Most dermatologists suggest sleeping 7 to 8 hours a night to rejuvenate the skin.

Following a healthy diet is very necessary as glowing, firm skin is directly proportional to what we eat. A diet full of good fatty acids, green vegetables, less oily foods, nuts and salads, berries and fruits which known for its anti-aging properties can promote healthy skin.

Aging is a natural process and unavoidable. But our lifestyle, diet and exercise can make our skin look healthier and younger.

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