Waging war on your wrinkles doesn’t have to be challenging. In fact, defeating these facial foes can be as simple as catching some sleep. Your sleeping habits play a large role in the number of wrinkles that cover your face. If you are ready to dedicate yourself to wrinkle prevention or eager to reclaim at least a portion of the wrinkle-free skin of your youth, consider the impact your sleep has on your facial creases.
Sleep enough each night. If you are constantly skirting the proper amount of sleep, you may find that this sleep deprivation starts to take its toll on your face. As WebMD reports, your body releases cortisol when you are sleep deprived. Among other things, cortisol breaks down skin cells, increasing the likelihood that you’ll find your face more wrinkled. To avoid these sleep-related wrinkles, call it a night a bit earlier.
Sleep on your back. If you’re a side or stomach sleeper, you may find your face more wrinkle-covered. When you sleep on your stomach, you put your forehead at greater risk of wrinkling as it presses against the pillow all night. Similarly, when sleeping on your side, the side of your face resting on the pillow is more prone to wrinkle development. By sleeping on your back, you can prevent these wrinkles and perhaps keep your skin looking younger longer.
Rest on a wrinkle-reducing pillow. Several companies offer pillows specifically designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Many of these pillows are treated with copper oxide, which is intended to reduce wrinkle appearance.
Anti-aging cream at night is a must. Regenica® Replenishing Crème hydrates skin and helps reverse signs of aging. The combination of growth factor technology, powerful peptides and advanced moisturizers replenishes and nourishes skin to reveal a radiant complexion. By applying this cream before bed, you give your skin the entire night to soak up these beneficial compounds.