As an unfortunate truth, your skin ages a little bit every day, even as a young child. And although things, like drinking more water, eating a diet full of antioxidants, and getting enough sleep every night, can help your skin to continue looking more youthful for a longer period, sometimes you just can’t stop it from occurring. For instance, did you know that you can form wrinkles while you are sleeping? By smashing your face against a rough pillow or pillowcase and from being dehydrated, wrinkles can easily form around your eyes and forehead. Luckily, by making some simple changes, you can help to lower the damage that you may be causing to your skin as you are sleeping. Read on to learn more.
Silk Pillowcase and Soft Pillow
The smoother the surface is that you sleep on every night, the less likely you are to get wrinkles. In fact, the type of pillow and pillowcase that you sleep on can contribute to you developing lines around your eyes, forehead, and cheeks. However, by using a soft down pillow covered with a silk pillowcase, you can cut down on the development of fine lines and wrinkles, and feel relaxed.
When your skin is dehydrated, it can crack, and wrinkles will form. To help prevent your skin from drying out while you sleep, make sure that you are applying both an eye cream under and around your eyes, and a night cream across your entire face before you go to sleep every night. A thick night cream and eye cream will keep your skin nourished all night long.
Are you one of those people who tends to sleep with their makeup on every night? By sleeping on a dirty face that is covered in makeup, you are essentially trapping dirt on your skin which can increase the likelihood that fine lines and wrinkles will form. If you are just too tired to take your makeup off every night before bed, try using makeup remover face wipes— they are a lifesaver.
Although you can’t escape the fact that your skin is going to age, you can cut down on how much it ages while you sleep by following the tips listed above. To learn more about how you can take better care of your skin, contact Dr. Toni Stockton at Stockton Dermatology today!