Sleep causing you wrinkles?

When I wake up in the morning usually I look like I’ve been hit by a train, and there is a ton of spots on my face that have wrinkled. For a long time I used a silk pillow, which is supposed to be better for your hair and face, but it got lost in the wash somewhere. Now there is a new study that says the way you sleep can actually affect your skin.

Get adequate sleep. Yale dermatologist Nicholas Perricone, MD, says that when you don’t get enough sleep, the body produces excess cortisol, a hormone that breaks down skin cells. Get enough rest, Perricone says, and you’ll produce more HGH (human growth hormone), which helps skin remain thick, more “elastic,” and less likely to wrinkle.

Sleep on your back. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) cautions that sleeping in certain positions night after night leads to “sleep lines — wrinkles that become etched into the surface of the skin and don’t disappear once you’re up. Sleeping on your side increases wrinkles on cheeks and chin, while sleeping face-down gives you a furrowed brow. To reduce wrinkle formation, the AAD says, sleep on your back.

After reading more about the types of pillows one can use. I found no shortage!

Vasseur Skincare Beauty Pillow about $45 – It looks like one of those pillows you use while on a plane! Only fancier

Vasseur Skincare Beauty Pillow


Illuminage Skin Rejuvenating Pillow t the pillowcase that fights the war against aging. Apparently this pillowcase contains Copper Oxide fibers. This essential mineral has been clinically proven to reduce wrinkles and encourage smoother, firmer, more youthful looking skin.


The Wrinkle Prevention Memory Foam Pillow – This one looks the most promising if you are sleeping on your back!


No Matter what you choose, it may be better then what you already have, especially if you have been using the same pillow like me for awhile  If you have any suggestion or have a favourites let me know in the comments below!


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