How to Prevent Sleep Lines

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Put your hands up in the air if every time you wake up in the morning to look in the mirror, you see sleep lines and wonder how those got there!

Although sleep is meant to be refreshing and really good for the skin it is possible to see sleep lines on your face. This is due to a couple of factors. Sleep lines happen when you rest your head on a pillow or patterned surface and the imprint of the lines remains on your face when you wake up. I know that’s the case with me when I wake up from sleep in my Super King TV Bed. The reason is simple: the weight of you head is pressed on that surface for a very long time.



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The good news is that there is a remedy. Here are some ways you can prevent sleep lines.


Silk or satin pillows cases

Since pillows are the main reasons we get sleep lines then it’s a good idea to start tackling it from there. The fabric of the pillow when creased can cause sleep lines. Switch from cotton pillow cases to silk or satin pillow cases. This is because the silk or satin fabric doesn’t crunch up like the cotton pillow cases do.


Sleep on your back

If you’re not within reach of a silk or satin pillow case, then sleeping on your back is the next best option. When you sleep on your side you face touches the pillow case with all the creases on it and you get sleep lines. Sleeping on your back helps you prevent your face from touching the pillows. It may take a little practice especially if you are the type who likes sleeping on your side but it is worth a try. Sleeping on my back is dead easy with TV Beds as I usually doze off while watching a movie on Netflix or Amazon Prime.


Get the circulation going

When you have sleep lines, one of the best ways to get rid of them is to give the affected areas a good massage. The massage will help increase the circulation of blood going to the affected area and as you massage, the sleep lines disappear. It may take a little while but when you will surely see a change in the appearance of the sleep lines on your face.

Exercise is also another way to get the circulation going. A good cardio workout can help to increase the circulation which will reduce the appearance of sleep lines and it also gives you a good excuse to get started on having a morning workout routine.




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Moisturize before going to sleep

Every skin care routine requires that you moisturize. Aside from keeping your skin well hydrated and supple, it helps minimize the presence of sleep lines as well. Night creams work great for sleep lines but if you’re more of a fan of natural products then I recommend you go with coconut oil. A pea size drop of coconut oil will be just right.

To increase the efficacy, massage the coconut oil in your skin in circular motions. Coconut oil contains a lot of beneficial properties for your skin and it will make you skin look healthy and give it a lovely glow when you wake up in the morning.


Do you have any other tips to share?

How to Get Rid of Sleep Lines

Who doesn’t like a nice long sleep? It has been scientifically proven that a good night’s rest is beneficial for our overall well-being, so we all need it. A good night sleep helps us feel alert, refreshed and puts us in a good mood. Adequate sleep also makes your skin look really healthy too, which is a great beauty plus.



But as good as sleep can be, it leaves behind sleep lines. This comes about as a result of sleeping on side with the side of your face on the pillow for several hours.

Sleep lines look a lot like wrinkles. If they are not attended to immediately they can be on the face for a long time, which can be annoying. Here are some tips you can try out straightaway, to leave the skin looking nice and smooth free from sleep lines.

  1. Slap the sleep lines from your face

This may sound funny, but slapping yourself actually gets rid of sleep lines. This is because as you slap yourself the blood starts flowing to the area where the sleep line is and starts to make your face looking nice and plump. This drastically reduces the sleep lines on your face.

  1. Fold your sleep lines outwards

When a sleep line appears it looks like a crevasse. There’s a depression in your skin and your skin doesn’t look smooth.

To get rid of the sleep lines, another effective method is to fold your skin where the sleep line is outwards. So instead of the crevasse from going deep in your skin it is pushed out. Make sure you don’t press so hard. All you are looking for is for your skin to even out.

Once you have folded your skin outwards, hold it there for a couple of minutes, then go to the next set of sleep lines.



  1. Pinch your sleep lines out

This tip is closely related to the folding your skin outwards, but the idea behind it is quite different. Pinching the area where the sleep lines are helps to activate the blood vessels. This will help blood to circulate around the area, which will help bring back the elasticity of your skin.

It may hurt a bit but you need to be extra careful not to pinch so hard. The last thing you want is a nasty bruise from all the pinching.

  1. Moisturize the sleep lines out of your face

Moisturizing is a great way to remove the sleep lines. When your skin has moisture, its elasticity is restored. Your skin looks rejuvenated. The water in the moisturizer hydrates the skin and your skin responds perfectly to this.

To increase the effectiveness of moisturizer for your sleep lines, try massaging the moisturizer into your skin. Gently massage your skin in circular motions. This will help awaken the blood vessels and promote proper circulation of blood to your face. This will also help create youthful glow in the process.

Do you suffer from sleep lines regularly? Please share any other tips that has worked for you.





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