3 Ways To Prevent Wrinkles From Forming When You Sleep

Do you ever wake up to a less than pleasant sleepy face? Like, one where sudden wrinkles and creases form from the way you slept the night before.

According to Byrdie, sleep is the second most common cause of wrinkles, so we should probably watch the way we sleep because we’ll either get beauty sleep or wake up looking less than beautiful.

“Squishing your face into a pillow for approximately 2,500 hours per year is like ironing wrinkles into the skin.” – Renée Rouleau, aesthetician

So, here are 3 ways to prevent waking up with wrinkles (not something you’d want to say “good morning” to tbh)

1. Change your pillowcase to a silk or satin one

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Remember, your pillowcase should not be gripping your face, and instead, it should let your face slide easily from one side to another. Maybe it’s not as comfortable, but you’ll lessen the likelihood of wrinkles forming in your sleep. This cuts down lines formed in your sleep, so how could you say no?

2. Sleep on your back


Obvious, but some of us just have sleeping positions that we’d prefer. So, if you prefer sleeping face down, take heed. Sleeping face down pushes your skin into the pillowcase, which causes the skin to fold and eventually, the lines become permanent the more you press your skin into the pillowcase. Superbowl extraordinaire J.Lo sleeps on her back and looks gorgeous at 50, so… I guess it’s time to prefer sleeping facing up!

3. Use a sleeping mask

If you’re not fond of silk pillowcases, try a sleeping mask instead. Sleeping masks are actually great at keeping your skin in place even if you toss and turn in bed a lot, or sleep on your face. Invest in silk to decrease pressure on your skin. The best part? Dab lots of eye cream before bed and wake up with bright, gorgeous eyes.