Waking up with pillow prints on your face? This is what it could mean for your skin

Waking up with a wrinkly face from lying on your pillow might suggest way more than just a deep nap. Here's what you should know.

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pillow prints on face mean for your skin

A good night's sleep is recommended by many as a vital part of beauty regimen. In fact some of your sleep habits might be unknowing ageing you. Indeed, there's lots that your skin reveals about your health.

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In fact, as reported by HuffPost, if you've been waking up in the morning with pillow marks on your face, that too could indicate things about the health of your skin.

Why are you waking up with pillow prints on your face?

The most common reason you're waking up with pillow lines running over your face, is the position you sleep in.

HuffPost quotes Dr. Christina Collins who points out that 'uneven pressure and skin folding,' in certain sleep positions can lead to wrinkled face from sleeping.

Pillow prints on your face could be a sign of ageing Kelly Sikkema

She also explains that certain sleeping position can increase the odds of pillow marks. She elaborates,

Side sleepers and face-down sleepers will frequently wake up with these creases. When I see cosmetic patients in consultation, I can almost always tell which side of their face they like to sleep on, because aging is more advanced on that side.

Yes, sleeping only on one side could contribute to faster ageing on that side.

Apart from sleeping position, your age could also be a contributing factor to pillow prints on your face. As you get older, your skin loses elasticity, which contributes to your skin wrinkling more easily.

What pillow prints might indicate about your health

Thus, if you find yourself waking up from your sleep with pillow prints on your face often, it can indicate the state of your skin's health.

As Dr. Collins tells HuffPost,

While pillow lines are temporary, the pressure on certain areas of the skin overnight on a regular basis can cause a long-term loss of collagen and elastic tissue, and poor circulation in that region.

Again, pillow marks on the face and how long it takes for them to fade, could indicate how elastic your skin is. If it takes very long for these pillow marks to disappear, it's a sign of decreased skin elasticity, and ageing.

Trying to sleep on your back, changing your pillowcases to high-quality silk ones as well as taking care of your skin are some way you could try to combat pillow prints on your face.

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HuffPost: If You Wake Up With Pillow Prints On Your Face, Your Skin Is Trying To Tell You Something

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