A lot of us are always looking for the fountain of youth. Things that keep us looking young. There are millions of products out there that we can buy that will help us to achieve those results. Turns out there is something we can do each and every night that won’t cost a cent. Sleeping on your back can help to lessen the wrinkle process. You also want to make sure that you remove your make up before bed at night and make sure you are getting enough hours of sleep. But the way you sleep could be a big factor as well.
According to Dr. Konstantin Vasyukevich, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon. He explained that when the body is in a horizontal position for hours during sleep, it shifts the balance of fluid distribution to the upper body, which is why we see facial swelling early in the morning.
Some sleeping positions are worse than others for wrinkles. Here is how he ranks some of the basic sleeping positions:
Sleeping on your side– It can lead to wrinkles on the side of your face you lie on and your neck and chest. A big factor for aging during sleep is the movement of your skin against the pillow, which might not seem like it would make a difference, but after years and years, it does. Using a silk or satin pillowcase can help minimize these effects.
Sleeping on your stomach – This is the worst position for your skin because it pushes your skin against the pillow and that can cause swelling, as well as reinforce frown lines around the eyes and lips. Over time, this can accelerate the formation of permanent fine lines, especially on the forehead, and overall facial wrinkles. Sleeping on your stomach can also create more puffiness around the eyes, so try to avoid it.
Sleeping on your back– This is the best position for prolonging youthful skin. There’s no wrinkle-inducing friction on your face or pressure from it “folding” into the pillow. And the doc says you can make back sleeping even better for your skin by propping up your head with an extra pillow to prevent puffy eyes in the morning.