and skin care
WHAT ARE SLEEP WRINKLES?
- These are sleep lines on the face caused specifically when the skin is deformed due to contact with the pillow while you sleep on your side or stomach.
- With age, these pillow wrinkles stop fading away in the morning and become permanent.
- Often, the sleep creases form along the lines of existing expression wrinkles, making them deeper and more prominent.
- The average head weighs 11 lbs, creating a lot of pressure on your skin when sleeping on the side or stomach.
IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT THESE WRINKLES
A lack of expression lines is a key component of youthful skin? But not all wrinkles on our face are caused by our facial expressions.
Occur due to repeated facial expressions
Caused by repeated pressure on your face, which causes lines on the skin after sleeping on your side or stomach
SLEEP WRINKLES CAN MAKE EXPRESSION WRINKLES MORE PROMINENT
since the skin tends to crease along already existing wrinkles. The fragile skin around the eyes and lips is especially vulnerable to pillow creases and sleep wrinkles.
SLEEP WRINKLES ALMOST ALWAYS RUN VERTICALLY,
but since no two faces are the same and we have different sleep habits, the creases can also be horizontal (especially in the eye area). Sleep lines on the face often occur on the forehead and around the nasolabial folds.
ANTI-WRINKLE COSMETIC PROCEDURES
Silk or satin pillowcases may reduce friction between your skin and the pillow, but it’s hard to believe that they can eliminate the pressure of an 11-lb head, causing face creases, pillow marks, and eventually permanent sleep wrinkles.