The Ugly Truth About Your Sleeping Position
Applying the right moisturizing product is an essential part of a skin care regimen, and most women slather on some form or another of a wrinkle cream before they go to bed at night. Moisturization is an important part of skin care, and night time is a great time for skin restoration. We can’t stop the hands of time, but can keep our skin in the best condition by applying the right products and staying out of the sun.
However, most women do not realize that their sleeping position is causing the wrinkles they are trying so hard to prevent.
Dermatologists can tell which sleeping position you favor by looking at the vertical lines near your eyes, cheeks and forehead. Favoring one side or the other can etch lines in on your face, and add years, aging your face. Sleeping face down can create furrows between your eyes causing you to look angry or upset.
The wrinkles are formed when the delicate skin is repeatedly pressed against the fabric of the pillow night after night. It might not become a problem until you get into your mid thirty when the connective tissue and collagen in your skin begins to break down, and is less supportive. The night after night of pressure from your pillow begins to show as you age, suddenly you begin to notice that your skin does not smooth back out and the creases never go away.
There are a few things you can do to prevent, or repair some of the damage from sleeping on your side.
- Sleep on satin pillowcases-they are slippery and don’t stick to the skin
- Buy the highest thread-count fabric for your sheets
- Change sleeping position frequently during the night
- Train yourself to sleep on your back
Learning To Sleep on Your Back
You are not alone if you are not a back sleeper. Only 14 percent of us actually do it. Learning to sleep on your back can prevent facial wrinkling, decrease the creases that form on the chest, and help keep your breasts perky. Sleeping on your back can also offer a few health benefits such as reducing back and neck pain, and minimize acid reflux. There is one down side to sleeping on your back it can exasperate snoring and breathing problems. If this is the case, it is recommended that you raise the head of the bed, or sleep on multiple pillows to keep yourself upright.
The Wonders of Botox
If you find that after changing your sleeping position, that the wrinkles seem pretty stubborn and are not going to go away. No worry’s my friends, there is always the option of using Botox. Botox relaxes the muscles so that the wrinkles will disappear for 4-6 months. Then you have to repeat the process if you want to maintain the wrinkle free look. It does not come cheap, but for some women, you can’t put a price on being crease free!