Posts Tagged ‘sleep’



Wrinkles are a part of life and there are ones we can’t prevent but others that we can. Smile lines around our eyes and mouth are from being happy and enjoying life. You can’t do anything about those unless you go around with a blank stare on your face at all times. (Ok, yes botox and fillers help but that’s another post for another time). And personally, I think smile lines around the eyes are pretty and I wear mine like a badge of honor! But there are also 8 hours a day, 56 hours a week, 2,912 hours a year that we spend sleeping. Those hours really add up! So don’t spend them making sleep lines too! When we put pressure against a pillow, we are pressing the skin forward, creating a crease or a “line” anywhere there is pressure forward. Luckily, there are anti-wrinkle pillows (or at least sleeping techniques and positions) that can help prevent sleep lines. And they’re surprisingly really comfortable!! For real! Once you start sleeping without smashing your face against your pillow, you’ll never want to go back.



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There’s a reason that they call it ‘beauty sleep’.  Getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night can actually improve your appearance.  While you’re sleeping your body releases human growth hormones. This helps your body create collagen which gives your skin strength and elasticity.  (Fun Fact “kola” means glue in Greek and Collagen actually means “glue producer”).  Also, while you are dreaming away, your skin cells are regenerating and all the muscles in your face that create wrinkles begin to relax.  While the recommended hours of sleep you should be getting each night is between 7 and 9, this just simply isn’t a reality for some you busy ladies. So just think of this as a reason to catch up on weekends.  According to FITNESS Magazine, when you have been asleep for 5 hours “Your skin’s temperature reaches its lowest point and your muscles relax, giving skin its deepest recovery.” So hit the snooze button ladies and dream a little longer.

XO Lauren