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By Audrey Stefanik (cremescometrue.com)
Once upon a time, there was a girl who loved to sleep on her side. Let’s call her, “Side-Sleeping Beauty.” Each night she would cuddle her cheek into her pillow and drift happily off to sleep. Unbeknownst to her, her pillow was actually aging her little by little, every single night while she slept.
If you’re a side sleeper, you’re adding years to your face each night.
Every time you lay your face on a regular pillow, you are smushing your skin against the pillow. The creases in your face from the smushing are there for as long as you are in that position. So if you sleep on your side for 6-8 hours, those creases are there for 6-8 hours. The creases turn into wrinkles.
Just like smile lines & crows feet, sleep wrinkles are the result of repetition.
Much like repeating motions, such as smiling, can give you smile lines, repeatedly smushing your face on a pillow can give you sleep wrinkles. I’ve been using an anti-wrinkle pillow for years. It actually prevents sleep wrinkles from starting, and in my case, it’s stopping them from getting worse.
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