Our sleeping habits, what we eat or drink just before bedtime and the skincare products we use at night — all these affect how we look and feel, writes MEERA MURUGESAN
WE all know that getting adequate rest is good for the skin.
But did you know that it’s not just about getting your eight hours a night?
While good, uninterrupted sleep is important, what we do before and during sleep also has an impact on how skin looks and feels in the morning.
Our sleeping habits, what we eat or drink just before bedtime and the skincare products we use at night all have an effect on whether we wake up looking fresh and youthful or tired and haggard.
While sleeping positions don’t cause wrinkles, some positions and sleeping habits worsen or exacerbate the formation of both dynamic and static wrinkles, especially as we age and skin loses its youthful elasticity, says Dr Sutina Nordin, founder and principal aesthetic physician of En-hanze Medical Aesthetics Centre.
Some people, for example, do things such as frowning and grinding their teeth in their sleep which can exacerbate dynamic wrinkles.
Our sleeping habits can affect the skin.
Always cleanse the face before bedtime. CREDIT: WWW. DRBAILEYSSKINCARE.COM
Our bedtime beauty rituals and habits influence how skin looks in the morning. CREDIT:WWW.KATELAVIE.COM
Dr Sutina says as we age, our faces become slightly less symmetrical and sleeping on one side constantly may exacerbate this.