At night, our face tends to lose twice as much as water i.e. when our skin is in repair mode and it regenerates. There are certain things that trigger the effect of such lines on your face. Like, there are certain fabrics that absorb moisture from your skin at night. Fabrics such as satin, silk and cotton will adhere to the skin for while sleeping the face is plastered into the pillow of the skin and the jowls are downward stretched. This happens to weaken the dermal collagen. Whilst asleep, most of us move our head often and this forms creases due to the moist surface that forms wrinkles in the fabric. A few important factors producing sleep lines are:
- The Pressure of the head
- Nature of the Pillow Fabric
- Water loss from the Skin
The best way to avoid sleep lines is to sleep on moisturizing fabrics that have been formulated for skin care and are considered to be one of the most advanced options of reducing facial wrinkles. Also, sleeping on your side can make the sleep lines permanent. Off late, there have been some moisturizing jeans fabrics that have made a debut to work out with wrinkles. They have got certain ingredients infused that will help them to keep you dry, comfortable and sweat free. Also, there are certain advanced dry moisture technology pillowcases available that help to reduce facial wrinkles, even without the use of creams and chemicals.
If any of you are wondering, what do sleep lines look like? Well, they are formed diagonally, on cheeks and lower face. They can also appear on forehead in vertical lines. Most of the time men get these lines on the forehead with 2 or 3 parallel lines formed on the head. For some, Crows feet appear under the eyes by sleeping on one side with the head pushed into the pillow night after night. The major cause of sleep lines is by pushing your face into the pillow and not by muscle contractions. And, unfortunately Botox does not help to reduce sleep lines. It just helps to relax the muscles that lead to facial wrinkles on moving the face. Other options to reduce lines are sleeping on anti wrinkle pillows and sleeping on your back. Well, sleeping properly is essential for beauty!
By- Angelica Campbell