It's such a great way to get rid of wrinkles!
(And ridiculously easy too.)
While not a quick and easy fix to get rid of wrinkles, over time, choosing the right pillow will certainly help stop the deepening of sleep lines as well as work to prevent the accumulation of even more fine lines and wrinkles.
The first form of is classified as "intrinsic" aging which refers to the internal aging process dictated in large part by hereditary and genetic factors.
The second form is "extrinsic" aging caused by external factors related to environmental sources and external forces such as pollution, over exposure to the sun, smoking, diet, and sleeping habits.
There are countless extrinsic factors that contribute to premature aging of the skin and many are preventable. To reduce wrinkles, prevention is key!
Let's take a closer look at how sleeping positions contribute to the gradual deepening sleep lines and wrinkles.
Clearly my efforts to reduce wrinkles have been somewhat thwarted due to a lifetime of pressing the side of my face into a pillow every night!
Grrrr. . .
As any physician or dermatologist will confirm for you, sleeping on your side or with your face pressed into your pillow has a significant impact on the development of facial wrinkles. Over the course of years (and decades) the lines gradually become deeper until you realize that they don't disappear like they used to when you get up.
The wrinkles gradually become etched permanently in your skin!
Working to reduce wrinkles, a therapeutic pillow forces you to change your sleeping position to prevent the formation of sleep lines that turn into deep, cavernous wrinkles.
If you are lucky enough to be a "back" sleeper, you will not have the accumulation of sleep lines on the sides of your face, your chin or forehead like side sleepers.
Several years ago, there was even an Oprah show that featured the significant impact that sleeping positions had on the appearance of aged guests in their 40's and 50's. Not surprising, the back sleepers were, of course, clearly the youngest looking of the group.