How to Prevent Sleep Wrinkles

11 Oct

For years doctors and estheticians have warned of sleep wrinkles. Sleep wrinkles are wrinkles that are caused or worsened by sleeping on your side 6-8 hours a night, every night over many years. When your face is pressed against a cotton pillow for hours at a time, it wears down the elastin on your face and the wrinkles formed press into your skin can become permanent over time.

Beyond sleep wrinkles, sleeping on your side also exposes your skin to the bacteria, dirt and grime that is living on your pillow case. Even if your pillow case is clean, it has chemical residue from your washing detergent, which can also be irritating to the skin and cause redness and breakouts.

So, what can you do?

The most common advice is to sleep on your back to avoid sleep wrinkles. The problem with this is that if you are used to sleeping on your side for many years, learning to sleep on your back can be uncomfortable, unnatural and difficult (see: old dogs, new tricks). Personally, my biggest issue with sleeping on my back is that I like to cuddle my pillow at night, something impossible to do while sleeping on your back.

Enter The Vasseur Beauty Pillow. It is has a crescent shape design with long arms and a satin pillow case, which allows you to comfortably sleep on your side with your face gently hanging off the side of the pillow while also cradling the pillow.

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The pillow also has some great additional benefits:

  • The satin pillow case helps prevent hair creasing.
  • You can use it to comfortably support your head while reading in bed and to support breast feeding.
  • We have heard numerous reports from clients that sleeping on the Beauty Pillow helps reduce snoring (the way it supports the head opens nasal passages) and alleviate TMJ.

For more, watch my video on the Beauty Pillow below or view it on vasseurskincare.com

 

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9 Responses to “How to Prevent Sleep Wrinkles”

  1. Beautyeria October 14, 2010 at 1:52 pm #

    Many people do not realize what sleeping on their faces can do to them. If they do, they would stop sleeping on regular pillows tonight. Vasseur pillow doesn’t crush the skin and skin creams stay on the skin. If you don’t have one of these pillows, get one.

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    honestly, great, great pillow!

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