Waking up to the appearance of sleep wrinkles on your face can be puzzling, especially if you feel that you’ve gotten a good night’s rest.
But besides maintaining good sleeping habits, there are a few things you can do to help prevent these bothersome wrinkles from forming.
1. Switch Your Sleeping Position
If you tend to sleep on your side or stomach, you’re putting constant pressure on your face while you sleep, which can lead to wrinkles when you wake up. Sleeping on your back may help to remedy this, as your face is free of added pressure in this position.
2. Upgrade Your Pillow
There is a growing variety of pillow options out there that can help you to become a back-sleeper, in case you’re not already a fan of this sleeping position. These specialty pillows are designed to make back sleeping more comfortable and to provide extra support where needed. You may also want to consider switching to a satin pillowcase.
3. Use a Night Cream
Over-the-counter or prescription night creams can also help to deeply moisturize your skin and smooth away the appearance of sleep wrinkles. Creams that contain retinol or hyaluronic acid are often prescribed for this purpose.
If you’re thinking of trying a night cream or other treatment to reduce lines and wrinkles, talk with your dermatologist about your many options to help you determine the best solution for your unique skin type and needs.