Did you know that you can get wrinkles just from sleeping? Unfortunately, yes. And sleeping in the wrong position can increase your chances of developing sleep wrinkles, which can turn into permanent wrinkles...Yikes!
Luckily, SiO Beauty is here to help you slow down signs of aging overnight by correcting sleep wrinkles while you sleep!
What Are Sleep Wrinkles?
Two of the most common types of wrinkles are sleep wrinkles and expression wrinkles.
Expression wrinkles are lines that form from facial expressions, such as smiling, laughing, and frowning. Sleep wrinkles, on the other hand, form when your face rubs against your cotton pillowcase. They make you look tired and older.
Pillow face, anyone?
This happens because as you age, your skin becomes thinner. So, your existing layer of skin is not as flexible as it once was, meaning it can’t bounce back from pillow wrinkles like it once could.
When you were younger, you’d wake up with sleep lines on your face and within minutes they would disappear. But with the thinning of your skin, these sleep lines won’t disappear as easily. Over time, they become etched into your skin.
Give your skin a boost and treat your sleep wrinkles by applying SiO beauty patches at night and following the tips below. It’s a new year, so start with wrinkle-free skin!
The 10 Best Ways To Treat And Prevent Sleep Wrinkles
1) Sleep On Your Back
Sleeping on your back can prevent sleep wrinkles from sneaking up on you overnight. Use support pillows around your body while sleeping to prevent rolling onto your side or stomach.
According to SiO Beauty’s experts, “When you sleep on your side or your stomach, the stretching of your face against your pillow causes your skin to fold and crease. These folds and creases repeatedly break collagen and elastin fibers in the skin, and over time these fibers lose the ability to heal. When this happens, lines from these creases and folds become permanent and form wrinkles.”
Also, be careful not to sleep on your hands because the pressure of your hands against your face can also cause sleep wrinkles too.
Think about it: sleeping for seven to eight hours each night with your face stretched against your hands or pillow can cause long-term repercussions for the health of your skin.
2) Invest In A Silk Pillowcase
Maybe stomach- and side-sleeping are completely unavoidable for you. If there’s no way you can sleep on your back for an entire eight hours, then investing in a silk pillowcase may be your answer.
You’ll have the best of both worlds!
With a silk pillowcase, your skin will slide instead of being stretched against the pillow. This can help prevent sleep wrinkles from forming.
Are you worried about the pillow itself sliding around at night while on your cotton sheets? Find a silk pillowcase that’s cotton on one side and silk on the other to alleviate any concerns of your pillow sliding through the night.
3) Get A Full Night’s Rest
Sleep wrinkles will make you look even more tired than you really are. If you’re not getting a full night’s rest, your skin can’t get the hydration it needs to fight off wrinkles. It is called beauty sleep, after all!
Expert tip: Add SiO Super EyeLift patches to your nighttime routine to maintain youthful and radiant skin. The patches target your eye area from the top of your brow to the inner crease of your eye.
Wearing these SiO patches while you sleep can help prevent sleep wrinkles from appearing in your eye area, leaving you with a rested, refreshed appearance.
4) Apply Coconut Oil Before Bed
Coconut oil has amazing benefits for your skin, including increased hydration. Gently applying coconut oil can help repair your skin while you sleep.
Even better? Coconut oil is easily absorbed by your skin, giving you a healthy glow. Apply it to extra-dry spots before continuing with your normal skin care routine for added benefits.
5) Add A Night Serum To Your Skin Care Routine
Serums are lightweight and can easily be added to your nightly skin care routine.
There are several types of serums, but we recommend those with hyaluronic acid or Vitamin C because they help boost collagen production for visibly smoother and firmer skin.
6) Moisturize Your Skin
Are you wondering what the difference is between a night serum and a moisturizer? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
Simply put, serum helps boost collagen content for your skin, while a moisturizer creates a protective layer of moisture.
Moisturizer is especially important to apply after showering. The hot shower — as relaxing as it is — dries out your skin. Applying a moisturizer while your skin is damp locks in moisture that will last all day.
Additional benefits of using a moisturizer? Anti-aging ingredients and, therefore, less noticeable wrinkles.
7) Massage Your Skin In The Morning
Upon waking, gently massage the wrinkled areas of your skin. This will increase circulation and blood flow to your skin’s surface, helping to fill in your sleep wrinkles.
You can also gently tap your skin repeatedly until the wrinkles fade away.
8) Exercise In The Morning
In the morning, begin to move around with some gentle exercise to get your heart rate up. This will pump blood throughout your body and face, promoting circulation to your skin cells.
Just as gently massaging and tapping your skin fills in your sleep wrinkles upon waking, so can exercising.
9) Apply A Cold Compress
The age-old cooled greens or tea-bag compress can also help treat sleep wrinkles. Simply place the cooled greens or tea bag under your eyes or over your wrinkles.
The caffeine and antioxidants in chilled greens and tea stimulate your skin by plumping it and reducing the appearance of sleep wrinkles in the morning.
10) Use SiO Beauty Patches At Night
You can protect your skin from sleep wrinkles with SiO’s Eye & Smile Lift patches. In the morning, you’ll be ready to face the day with smoother skin!
Chemistry 101 from SiO Beauty: “SiO’s specially formulated patches have been made to maximize comfort and accessibility so that medical grade silicone can be used in a new way – to reduce the appearance of wrinkles without the need for medical procedures like fillers, chemical peels or laser resurfacing. When SiO’s patches are placed on the skin, they create a micro-climate between the skin and the silicone.”
SiO beauty patches can be used up to 10 times, so don’t throw them away!
Treating And Preventing Sleep Wrinkles: Putting It All Together
Start by changing your sleep position and pillowcase material and getting a good night’s rest to ward off sleep wrinkles. Then add a serum and moisturizer with drops of coconut oil to keep your skin healthy and hydrated.
Remember to massage your skin and exercise upon waking to get your blood flowing and circulating throughout your body and face. When in doubt, add a cold compress or tea bag to stimulate and plump your skin.
And, of course, don’t forget the most important way to treat and prevent sleep wrinkles: SiO’s beauty patches!
Start your year off right by adding SiO patches to your nighttime routine. The benefits are totally worth it when you set aside time each night to treat your delicate skin.
With these tips and SiO’s ultra-hydrating patches, you can tell those sleep wrinkles good-bye and wake up to smoother, younger-looking skin!