The Lazy Girl Anti Wrinkle Trick! #modelsecrets101
Many of the common aging factors are obvious: sun exposure, smoking, squinting, genetics and the list goes on. However, there are some that are less obvious. This one was really surprising to me when I first heard of it but it totally made sense! Considering you probably spend more of your time sleeping than you do frowning, sleep wrinkles could be aging you more than you know. Even worse, they’re more difficult to treat! As we know with expression wrinkles you can wear sunglasses to block UV Ray exposure and prevent squinting. Or getting a quick botox injection seems to be a popular option. On the other hand, to prevent sleep you’ll need to adjust your sleeping position.
The worst position is sleeping face down! If you’ve ever woken up and noticed vertical lines or sleep marks on your face, you’ve already seen a preview of the sleep wrinkles that are forming. Studies have shown that the average person spends 60 percent of their sleep on their sides. This position reinforces vertical expression wrinkles, like frown lines, lines around your mouth and chest wrinkles. When you favour one side over the other, it becomes very easy to see which side that is. Alternating sides can help alleviate that aspect, but it’s still not ideal for the preservation of your face.
The best way to avoid sleep wrinkles is to avoid facial contact with the pillow by sleeping on your back. Sleeping on your back is also a good way to dodge a breakout, as your pillow traps bacteria in it and then transfers it to your face. It also allows fluid to drain properly, which prevents puffy eyes! Sleeping on your back can be an adjustment at first, but once you get the hang of it you’ll enjoy more benefits than just erasing wrinkles. This position can also help you achieve better breathing, a straighter spine, and a reduction in migraines and back pain. The trick that helped me to get into the habit of sleeping on my back was to place a pillow under my knees. This can give you the leverage to relax when you're flat, and it helps keep you in place if you tend to move around in your sleep. Remember PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT LADIES :)
For those of you who can’t even imagine sleeping on your back the whole night, alternating the side you sleep on is an improvement. Another simple step you can take is to swap out your cotton pillowcases for friction-reducing satin or silk ones. Cotton is a skin-friendly natural fiber that’s great option for clothing, but cotton pillows can be hard on your face. Silk on the other hand is hypoallergenic and has fewer nooks and crannies than cotton, making it more difficult for dust and allergens to hide. Silk also regulates temperature so it keeps your skin cool when it’s warm and warm when it’s cool. On top of all these benefits it doesn’t suck up the moisture from your face or the moisturizer you applied to your skin because silk is actually less absorbent than cotton. As a result, it leaves your skin less dehydrated than normal pillow cases, so the good news is that your expensive night cream will finally start working its magic!