They say that a good night’s rest can fix nearly anything, but without the proper nighttime routine, you could actually be increasing your chance of wrinkles!
Before you panic, we have some simple solutions that will help. In fact, you can prevent wrinkles while sleeping if you take these 7 suggestions to heart.
Top 7 Ways to Prevent Wrinkles While Sleeping
You won’t be getting wrinkles from sleeping on our watch! Let’s get started:
1. Sleep on your back if you can!
Friction is the leading cause of nighttime wrinkles. If you’re someone who loves to bury your face in the pillows while you sleep, you may be doing more harm than good by adding unnecessary pressure to the delicate skin on your face.
Sleeping on your back, however, allows your skin to breath and stay put, keeping the wrinkles at bay!
2. Swap your cotton pillowcase out for silk.
In a perfect world, you would sleep on your back, and your pillowcase would be the least of your worries. However, we understand how difficult it can be to alter existing sleep habits.
For those of you who simply cannot fall asleep on your back, we recommend silk pillowcases and eye coverings! This material does a wonderful job to prevent wrinkles while sleeping, as it removes unnecessary friction and allows the skin to glide as it moves throughout the night.
Flannel and cotton fabrics can be rough on your skin, tugging and pulling. With silk, however, your skin retains elasticity by eliminating that back and forth.
As an added bonus, the transition to silk will also benefit your hair! Silk does a better job at containing frizz and prolonging shape, so it’s especially great for those with hair extensions or naturally curly/wavy hair.
3. Sleep with your head elevated to prevent wrinkles from sleeping.
Keeping your head slightly raised will prevent wrinkles while sleeping, as it minimizes the surface area of your face that is touching any kind of fabric. For best results, you can even let the lower half of your face hang off the pillow for less contact.
Essentially, the less material that touches your skin, the better! This habit will help with the wrinkles, but it will also help with the general health of your skin, as pillowcases can hold onto bacteria if they aren’t washed frequently.
4. Stimulate collagen production.
We LOVE collagen for the skin, as it helps you keep that youthful and fresh appearance. Your body, however, will produce less and less collagen once you reach a certain age.
No worries – our Fort Collins medical spa has the perfect solution for you!
You can actually stimulate collagen production in the skin through certain skincare treatments – our favorite being the VirtueRF Microneedling treatment.
Using microneedles, our team can stimulate collage production, minimizing wrinkles, fine lines, and crepey skin at the same time. And the best part? It has little to no downtime!
5. Invest in chemical peels.
It’s less scary than it sounds! Chemical peels are GREAT for reenergizing and rejuvenating the skin. Here at Facetté, we offer options from light to progressive to advanced peels, depending on your needs. Best results come from a series of treatments, but each case is different.
For more of a one-and-done service, we recommend the Fractioned CO2 treatment! This is definitely more of an advanced skin resurfacing service, but it absolutely makes a difference in preventing wrinkles while sleeping.
6. Use high-quality skincare.
The products you use on your face, neck, and chest will have a direct impact on your skin’s health. Let’s make sure you’re taking the best care of your body!
To prevent wrinkles, we always suggest preventative skincare like the SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E night antioxidant treatment. This product neutralizes free radicals, supports the skin’s natural antioxidant defenses, and improves visible radiance and firmness.
7. Apply SPF daily!
Inside or outside, winter or summer, you NEED to be wearing an SPF every day! This is truly your best defense against wrinkles, as unprotected exposure to the sun can prematurely damage your skin and create fine lines and wrinkles.
If you do this and incorporate some of the other items on this list, you will be on your way to better, smoother, and younger-looking skin. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with one of our professional trained aestheticians, and we’d be happy to help!