As skin ages it loses elasticity and has less ability to return to its original shape after stretching.
Sleep on your back if possible.
Sleeping on the same side every night often leads to “sleep wrinkles” where the skin has creased. If you cannot sleep on your back, change position several times throughout the night.
Sleep on two or three pillows. When lying flat, a small amount of puffiness develops under the eyes at night, especially if you have seasonal allergies or sinus problems. This stretches the delicate skin around the eyes, and over time contributes to fine lines.
When treating your skin, don’t forget the neck, the upper chest, and back of forearms and hands.
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