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They don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing. “A good night’s sleep is essential for the skin to repair itself,” says dermatologist, Dr Debra Jaliman. Without proper rest, the skin can’t fully rejuvenate itself and will be more prone to wrinkling. A study from Case Western Reserve University found that those who were sleep deprived had skin with an impaired ability to repair itself from external stressors and were more likely to show signs of ageing.
Sleep like a baby – on your back
Yes, it’s important to get enough rest, but people who sleep on their side are at a greater risk of developing wrinkles from “crunching” their face against the pillow, says Dr Jaliman. Her advice: sleep on silk, literally; it provides more slip than cotton or nylon. And if you can, try sleeping on your back.
There’s a way to mask wrinkles
Contrary to popular belief, dry skin doesn’t cause wrinkles, according to dermatologist, Dr Lisa Airan. “But wrinkles appear more prominent if your skin is dry,” she says. “Moisturised skin appears more plump and with less wrinkles.” Be sure to slather on moisturiser daily, especially if your skin is dry, to help reduce the appearance of lines. There are some formulas specifically designed to visually fill in wrinkles.