We spend third of our lives sleeping. this means it has a great effect on our overall health and of course on our skin and how we age. I am sure you have heard enough of beauty sleep and how vital it is to get enough shuteye. But it is only about how much you sleep, it is also the way in which we sleep. Here are some tips to keep your skin young for as long as possible.
1 || Sleep On Your Back
I know how hard it is to apply this while you are asleep, but try. As sleeping on your side will put so much pressure on the side you sleep on over time causing it to fold, breakout and retain fluid. The problem does not stop on your face, side sleeping can lead to wrinkles on your décolletage too.
2 || Invest In A Good Pillow
No matter how much you tried to sleep on your back, movements while asleep are inevitable. So friction between the face and the cloth will happen causing wrinkles and breakouts. Your best bet for this is to invest in a good pillow to support your head and neck, and in a satin or silk pillow case. Silk is completely natural (and hypoallergenic), so it’s gentler on your skin, and there is a far slimmer chance that you’ll wake up with an unwanted crease across your cheek.
3 || Bedtime Skin Care
This will make a huge difference in your beauty game. Our skin repairs itself naturally while we are asleep, and it benefit the most of all beauty products you apply before bed. So make sure to moisturize, and use a serum that target your skin concern before you go to sleep.
4 || Keep Your Phone Outside
Electronic devices can lead to changes in your skin cells. These speed up the aging process. Even exposures as short as 60 minutes can trigger these changes. Also, too much blue-light can cause pigmentations. These double up if you are looking at your screen in the dark. Blue-light is linked with insomnia and lack of sleep can wreak havoc on your skin as a result.
5 || Cool Your Bedroom
Sleeping in a warm room will have you tossing and turning throughout the night. We tend to fall asleep quicker and deeper in a cooler room. Open a window to let in fresh air or turn down your air conditioner before you go to bed to optimize the temperature in the room.