Can Your Sleep Position Cause Wrinkles?

When it comes to your face and your skin care, not all wrinkles are the same. Some wrinkles, which are caused by genetics, aging and repetitive facial expressions, are difficult or even impossible to prevent, even with a great skin care routine. Not all wrinkles are impossible to prevent, however. In fact, some wrinkles are 100 percent preventable–you just have to know the right skin care tricks.

What Are Sleep Wrinkles?

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In addition to expression wrinkles, there is another type of wrinkle called sleep wrinkles. Sleep wrinkles form when your face gets crunched during sleep, and then over time, the wrinkles deepen and stay that way.

Unlike expression wrinkles, which generally appear as horizontal lines around a person’s eyes and on his or her forehead, sleep wrinkles are generally vertical lines on a person’s cheeks or above his or her mouth. They tend to be worse on one side than the other, depending on which side of the body the person sleeps on.

The easiest way to prevent sleep wrinkles is to avoid sleeping on your side. When you sleep on your back, the skin on your face stays smoother, and new wrinkles do not form. Another great way to prevent sleep wrinkles is to choose a pillow that is soft enough. Softer pillows are more likely to form to your face instead of causing skin bunching on your face which could lead to wrinkles. Of course, these suggestions are only helpful if you can sleep comfortably on your back or with a soft pillow.

While all of the skin care techniques in the world will never prevent all of the signs of aging, such as thinning skin, loss of fat under skin and bone mass changes, changing your sleeping posture is a quick, easy and painless skin care trick that really can help you keep your skin looking younger and more vibrant as you age.

Enhance Your Look With Professional Skin Care Today

If you need extra help with skin care, you can depend on the professionals of Summit Skin & Vein in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. With years of experience and state-of-the-art technology available in house, you are on your way to smoother skin and a brighter look.

To learn how you can get the skin care you need, call (816) 533-4398.

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