For most of us, getting good skin means putting more focus on proper cleansing, and moisturising. But do you know no matter what beauty routine you follow, you can’t look pretty without catching enough sleep? So, if you’re at loss to understand why your skin does not look as healthy as you want it to be even though you’ve tried best of the beauty products available in the market and spent bomb on beauty salons, yet your skin look dull and far from flawless, blame your sleep habits for ruining your skin.
Oh, if think you’re not guilty of making sleeping mistakes because you always take your makeup off before hitting the sack, well, that’s not enough. And, the scarier part is that you don’t even realise that your sleeping habits are impacting your skin.
Below are some of the sleeping mistakes you need to stop right away if you want to healthy skin.
You sleep on your stomach or on your side
It would sound funny if we tell you to keep a track of the your positions you change while sleeping, during the night, so we won’t. But what you should do is when you hit the bed, make sure you lie straight and not on your stomach or your side. According to a report published in Self magazine, sleeping on your stomach leads to back pain and wrinkles. Reason for this, as per the report, is the friction on the skin that occur when you place your face directly on the pillow. It may also result in breakouts the following day.
Using rough pillowcases
Have you ever take note of the texture of the pillow covers you use? If you haven’t then you must because coarse lining of your pillow covers will only make things worse for you. Opt for soft pillow cases as they not only promise a peaceful sleep but also do better job of taking care of your skin. When you use rough pillowcases for long term, you’re likely to get wrinkles, the breakdown of collagen and breakouts. Therefore, it is imperative that you use soft pillowcases of silk and satin to minimise the permanent creases and compression marks on the face. Besides, if you silk pillowcase, it will help retain moisture.
Using your cellphone before sleeping
Ladies, if you have the habit of taking your phone to bed, it’s time break this habit for good because the light emitted by your phone is not your skin’s friend. As per a report published in Prevention magazine, holding your phone close to your face while on bed and in dark, which makes you squint your eyes to see the screen, can cause wrinkles. In addition, the blue light will not let you sleep in peace either.
Sleeping with open hair
we know sleeping with a ponytail may not be a comfortable option for some but it’s actually good to tie your hair either in a top knot bun or in a ponytail while sleeping because sleeping with your hair open, your tresses are likely to come in contact with your facial skin and remember so will the natural oil or any other product that you have used on your hair. This too can also cause irritation and clog the pores.
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