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Wrinkles will cover your face much faster if you sleep in these positions

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May19,2024

Wrinkles will cover your face much faster if you sleep in these positions

Some sleep positions affect the appearance of wrinkles/cookie_studio

You wake up, go to the bathroom and look in the mirror. No, this is not fiction. Overnight, you have wrinkles on your face. These are sleep wrinkles.

Sleep wrinkles are temporary. But with age, the skin loses its elasticity, and they can appear again. Here's what you can do to minimize the likelihood of them happening, writes Science Alert.

How sleeping on your side affects your face

Skin wrinkles for many reasons, including aging, sun damage, smoking, insufficient hydration, habitual facial expressions (such as smiling, pouting, frowning, squinting), and sleeping position.

When you sleep on your side or stomach, the skin of the face shrinks and squeezes much more strongly, than if you sleep on your back. When you sleep on your side or stomach, gravity pushes your face against the pillow. The skin on your face distorts as it stretches, contracts, and pulls in all directions as you move in your sleep.

You can reduce these external forces on your face by sleeping on your back or often change positions.

Wrinkles cover your face significantly faster if you sleep in these positions

Experts recommend sleeping on your back/Photo by cookie_studio

Temporary wrinkles can become permanent with time and repetition. As we age, our skin loses elasticity (elasticity) and stretchability (flexibility), creating ideal conditions for wrinkles or sleep lines to appear and last longer.

The time spent in each sleeping position, the amount of external forces applied to each part of the face, as well as the area of ​​contact with the surface of the pillow, also affect the nature and speed of the formation of wrinkles during sleep.

Skin care professionals can often recognize this. People who prefer to sleep on one side of the body tend to have a flatter face on the side they sleep on and more visible wrinkles when they sleep.

Can Nighttime Skin Care Prevent Wrinkles ?

Collagen and elastin are the two main components of the dermis (inner layer) of the skin. They form the structure of the skin and maintain its elasticity. Replenishment of collagen in your skincare routine to improve elasticity can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Hyaluronic Acidis a natural molecule contained in the human body. It keeps our skin's collagen and elastin in the right configuration, stimulates collagen production, and adds moisture, which can help slow down the appearance of wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is one of the most common active ingredients in skin care creams, gels, and lotions.

Moisturizers can hydrate the skin in a variety of ways.

  • “Occlusive” agents form a thin layer of oil on the skin that prevents water loss through evaporation.
  • “Moisturizers” attract and retain water in the skin, and they can vary in their ability to bind to water , which affects the degree of skin hydration.

 Wrinkles will cover your face much faster if you sleep in these positions

Replace ordinary pillowcases with silk ones/Photo lookstudio

Do silk pillowcases really matter?

Silk pillowcases can help wrinkling if they allow your skin to slide and move, rather than increasing friction and pressure on one point. If possible, use silk sheets and silk pillowcases.

Studies have also shown that pillows designed to reduce mechanical stress during sleep can prevent skin deformation. Such a pillow can be helpful in slowing down and preventing the formation of certain facial lines.

Sleeping on your back can reduce the risk of facial lines, as can a nightly moisturizing routine before bed.

B otherwise, lifestyle choices and habits such as not smoking, drinking plenty of water, eating a healthy diet (eating enough vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, healthy fats, yogurt, and other fermented foods) and regularly using sunscreen can help improve the appearance of the skin on the face.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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