How much do you know about sleep? We all know that it is necessary for us, and most people know that we should sleep about 7-9 hours a day (based on age and activity.)
Healthy sleep helps every system in your body, and a healthier body means healthier skin. We’re sure you’ve heard of the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep stage by now, but did you know that there are 5 stages of sleep? To reach the REM stage, we must first go through 4 stages. The REM stage is not only the stage where you dream but also the stage where the skin renews itself.
Various studies show that short sleep leads to premature aging. How does this happen? Lack of sleep leads to a lack of skin regeneration, which leads to a loss of regeneration efficiency and therefore premature aging. Adding to that, reduced sleep increases cortisol levels, and this can lead to increased fat, inflammation, and loss of skin elasticity.
So if you want to look younger for longer, help your skin by exfoliating properly.
Studies have shown that the pressure exerted on the face during sleep causes wrinkles and sagging of the skin as a result of the pulling forces exerted on it.
“Sleep wrinkles” differ from facial wrinkles due to the mechanism of their origin, location, and direction. The formation of facial wrinkles is many times less predictable than mimic wrinkles, as a result of the large number of alternatives that can cause these wrinkles. Wrinkles usually form near where the face meets external forces.
The best way to avoid these wrinkles is to use the position lying on your back to sleep, but it is known that it is not very easy to change the sleeping position. Today, special pillows are designed to help prevent wrinkles that form from rubbing your face while you sleep.