The phrase “you snooze, you lose” takes on a whole new dimension when considering how sleeping affects facial wrinkle formation. Since we spend one-third of our lives asleep, it is something worth considering.
What are sleep lines?
Most wrinkles occur as a result of muscle contraction.
But sleep lines are different; they are caused by the repeated pressing down of the face on the pillow during sleep. Imagine that you sleep on a pillow that is patterned or embroidered. Don’t you wake up with an impression of that pattern on your face that takes a few minutes to wear off? Well, sleeping a certain way also will create wrinkles.
Vertical or oblique lines appear on the forehead, under the eyes, on the sides of the nose, and on the lower cheeks and chin are most common, as shown above. If you sleep on one side more than the other, you will notice the wrinkles developing there more quickly compared to the other side.
Look at this way: Our skin is attached to underlying muscle and facia. Parts of our face skin will move when we press down on a pillow, but when an area of the skin that is well attached to underlying structures resists the pressure of the pillow against it, lines will form.
5 Solutions to Sleep Lines
1.) Sleep on your back
Since the main cause of sleep lines is sleeping on the side and face, the logical preventive method is sleeping on the back.
For some, sleeping on the back can be problematic, either due to being overweight or having breathing problems, like sleep apnea. Unless you are truly diligent and determined to change your sleeping habits, this solution might not be very practical. But nothing is impossible!
2.) Anti-wrinkle pillows
A recent study tested a hollow pillow and found that when used, it does lessen the appearance of sleep lines in the morning, which can translate into less sleep lines over time. There are a few other pillows that fall under the anti-wrinkle category, like the Vasseur Anti-Wrinkle Beauty Pillow ($49.95, amazon.com) and the SpaceSleeper Pillow ($29.95, amazon.com) but in terms of which is the best, there is no conclusive evidence yet.
3.) Silk pillow cases
I would also invest in silk or satin pillow cases. They allow the skin to move on them with less friction, compared to cotton pillow cases, which lessen the chance of lines forming.
Another option is our Tripeptinon Facial Capsules.
The sagging, loss of firmness and elasticity that create sleep lines all indicate there is a breakdown in the connective tissues of the skin. Tripeptinon™ is an ultra-luxurious serum that absorbs quickly into your skin and begins working with the very first application.
Tripeptinon comes in 40 unique single application capsules. These patented capsules deliver anti-wrinkle ingredients straight to your skin!
– Helps firm and tone the appearance of the face, neck and décolleté area
– Helps improve skin tone for a more youthful, radiant appearance
– Helps increase hydration
– Helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
With sleep lines, we recommend:
- Sleeping on your side;
- An assortment of pillows designed for sleep;
- Silk pillowcases;
- Tripeptinon Facial Capsules, which contain extracts designed to lift and firm the skin.
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