Did you know you’ll spend one third of your life in bed? It’s really quite staggering! That means that a ninety-year-old woman would have spent thirty years of her life sleeping. As you age, it’s a smart practice to choose a pillow that prevents wrinkles by reducing the continuous pressure on your face as you sleep. Let’s learn more about how to prevent wrinkles while you sleep.
No more smushing and smashing your delicate face every night. You really can slow down aging by tweaking your pillow. Then your sleep really will be beauty sleep. Here are 5 pillows that will keep you young longer.
Pillows Prevent Wrinkles?
There are two types of aging: intrinsic and extrinsic. As it sounds intrinsic aging results from internal factors, such as, collagen degradation, and reduced skin resiliency caused by a reduction in elastin. Extrinsic aging is caused by factors more controllable, including UV radiation, smoking, free radical damage from poor dietary habits, over-exercising, chemical exposure, inflammation, and stress.
Where does sleep fit in? In my opinion, how you sleep contributes to both intrinsic and extrinsic aging because the way you position your head on your pillow can cause tension and compression, leading to creasing, sagging, and loose skin. Wrinkles can form due to this continual compression, pressure, and tension, breaking down collagen and elastin, the main culprits behind sagging and wrinkling.
Sleep positioning is something within our control so is a characteristic of extrinsic aging. And since a wrinkle is a fold or crease in the skin, and sleeping incorrectly causes creasing, bring out the big guns, and do what you can to prevent them.
For Those Of Us Over 40
Younger people won’t notice this, but once you reach 40 and beyond, the way you sleep could exacerbate the visible signs of aging because of the gradual decline in these skin matrix proteins. This is why pillows designed uniquely for wrinkle prevention are worth considering. And just in case you’re wondering, another name for a wrinkle is a rhytide. So worry about your rhytides, not your wrinkles!
These pillows are specially designed to keep your cheek out of direct contact with the pillow. The secret sauce lies in their sophisticated design and shape. They work well for both back and side sleepers. Pleeeeease don’t sleep on your stomach if you’re concerned about getting wrinkles or making the ones you have worse. Of course, you don’t need to even think about buying a wrinkle-prevention pillow if you sleep on your back! Problem solved right there…
How To Choose A Pillow
Since you’ll be spending eight hours sleeping on your pillow every night, you want to make sure the pillow you purchase has certain features:
* Comfort: Uncomfortable pillows are the worst. Comfort is everything. Nothing is worse than a pillow that kinks your neck.
* Construction: What is the pillow made of? This could be memory foam, latex, synthetic fiber fill or down just to name a few. Also, the quality of the construction is paramount as you’ll want your pillow to last awhile, and keep its shape, especially if the initial investment is hefty.
* Cost: If you’re tight on money, cost will, obviously, be an issue.
* Care: Can the pillow be laundered and does it come with pillowcases? These are important questions to ask before buying.
How To Prevent Wrinkles While You Sleep By Choosing The Right Pillow
Okay, now that we know what we’re looking for, take at peek at these pillows:
1. SLEEP YOUNG Anti-Wrinkle Pillow
- Ergonomic cervical anti-wrinkle beauty pillow
- 100% polyurethane memory foam core
- Weight is 5.29 pounds
- Dimensions are 20 x 16 x 5.47 inches
- Great for side sleepers
- High-quality, soft, yet sturdy
- Beautiful packaging
- Accommodating to both high and flat pillow users
- Supports the neck and shoulders, while keeping the spine in alignment
- Anti-wrinkle and anti-aging
- A great option for those with TMJ, Trigeminal Neuraligia or other facial issues
- Removes pressure from the face
- Provides excellent support for those with cervical degenerative disc disease
- Bamboo fiber pillowcase
- Machine washable
- Manufacture offers a 10-year warranty
- Free Shipping and returns
- There’s a little bit of a learning curve
- Comes in one size and one color only
2. NIGHT Anti-Aging, Oxygenated Memory Foam Pillow
- Self-adjusting polyurethane memory foam
- Weight 3.6 pounds
- Dimensions are 25 x 16 x 5 inches
- Pillowcase is 95% Mulberry silk with 5% spandex
- Comes in standard, queen, and kings sizes
- Offers a 101 NIGHT sleep trial. If not fully satisfied a complete refund is issued
- Hypoallergenic memory foam is self-adjusting, meaning it’s lighter and airier
- Optimal comfort and support
- Comes with a TriSilk moisturizing pillowcase that is washable
- Prevents bed head and hair follicle breakage, along with formation of wrinkles and other skin irritations
- Three-year warranty
- Price is pretty steep
- May be too bulky for sensitive necks
3. Nurse Jamie Beauty Bear Age Delay Pillow
- Constructed of memory foam
- Weight is 1.2 pounds
- Dimensions are 18 x 9 x 3.5 inches
- Zippered satin pillowcase included for easy laundering
- Comes in three different colors: midnight gray, white, and purple. White is pictured here
- Satin pillowcase is included
- Minimizes creasing, fine lines and wrinkles
- Is conducive for both back and side sleepers
- Conforms and contours to head and face
- Convenient for travel due to small size
- U-shape contours to lumbar region for additional support
- Minimizes eye puffiness
- Free shipping
- Comes in one size only
- May not be ideal for side sleepers
- CertiPUR certified foam
- Weight is 3.51 pounds
- Dimensions are 21 x 12 x 6 inches
- Comes in two different sizes: standard and large
- Anti-aging and anti-acne
- Visco elastic foam holds its shape
- Caters to both side and back sleepers, offering three varying positions
- Pricing is the same for both sizes
- Washable hypoallergenic inner cover and bamboo outer cover both included
- Foam is free from flame retardants, heavy metals, phthalates, and formaldehyde
- Silk pillow case is available for purchase separately
- Good for those with spine and other injuries
- Free shipping
- Great customer service
- Price may be prohibitive for some
- Sides could be higher for some sleepers
5. Back to Beauty Anti-Wrinkle Head Cradle
- Hypoallergenic down-alternative fiber
- Size is smaller than standard pillow
- Patented compact design
- Weight is 1.85 pounds
- Dimensions are 15.2 x 5.5 x 12 inches
- Comes with instructional video
- Includes three different pillow cases
- Anti-wrinkle and anti-acne
- Helps train those who aren’t accustomed to back sleeping
- Retains fluffiness
- May be used in varying positions, and on top of your existing pillow
- Free Shipping
- Pillowcases are not sold separately but standard cases will fit
- Is designed for back sleepers only
I hope my review has given you an idea of what is available in terms of anti-aging pillows. How you sleep can affect skin creasing and wrinkling, so if this is an issue for you, determine which of these pillows best supports your needs.
Are you reaching an age where wrinkles are becoming an issue? Would you like to upgrade your pillow? Let me know in the comments:)
14 thoughts on “How To Prevent Wrinkles While You Sleep [Helloooo MAGIC Pillows]”
I had no idea that your pillow choice could influence how your face wrinkles. I am going to do more research on this myself because it is a very interesting topic. The pillow I am using now is very comfortable but is super old and I will need a new one soon. I will take all of these possibilities into consideration once I go to buy one. Thanks for the info!
It’s crazy isn’t it that your pillow makes such a difference in how your face ages? It makes so much sense though when you delve into the topic. Get yourself a comfortable new pillow!
Thanks for reading.
I will be honest. I rarely think of my imperfections or wrinkles so I immediately thought about pillowcases when I first ran across this article. LOL. Of course, I just read an article about good housewives in the 50’s as well. However, as I read your post it intrigued me. I never thought about it, but it makes perfectly good sense. I also need a pillow for good neck support as I was involved in a major car accident several years ago and have degenerated discs from it.
I was looking at the hypoallergenic down alternative. I am allergic to latex and some poly plastics. Some memory foam rashes me out, others don’t. So the hypoallergenic option sounds like that would be a good option for me to use. This article got me wanting a nap 🙂 Thanks for this, as it was very educational for me.
Thanks for your comment Sara. A great pillow, along with a silk pillowcase are great anti-aging strategies anyone over 40 should be thinking about, in my opinion. I’m sorry to hear about your car accident.
If you’re allergic to latex and poly plastics, do try the hypoallergenic option. Yes, I want a nap too!
Hi, I tried an orthopedic pillow once but I’m a side sleeper and really like to sink into my pillow as I get into bed. This orthopedic pillow doesn’t do that. For me personally, it wasn’t a good fit. But after reading your post and knowing the magic 40 is coming closer I might consider sleeping on my back more often. Thanks for your reviews and the insights on the effect of a pillow on my wrinkles. I learned a lot.
Oh, I’m sorry your orthopedic pillow didn’t work for you. Research pillows you think might work for you or sleep on your back more. Every little tweak helps!
That is a really great article on how to prevent wrinkles while you sleep. I am over 40 and of course try to keep my face moisturized and I do all that I can. I never before thought about a 90 year old woman having spent 30 years in bed. That is incredible.
I also never considered the impact that my pillow could have on wrinkles. I am a side sleeper and I flip from side to side. Which pillow do you recommend for me?
Thanks for reading my article. Yeah, isn’t that wild that 1/3rd of our lives will be spent in bed? It sure makes me want to have good sleep habits in regard to aging. Choosing a comfortable pillow is a first great step. Any of the pillows in my review would be great!
First of all, thank you for this informative post about wrinkles and how to prevent them during sleep!
I really enjoyed the topic and learned about intrinsic and extrinsic aging.
I didn’t actually know that sleeping on the stomach could make such a difference, therefore I will try my best to sleep on my back for better results! Sleeping on the same pillow every night could actually have detrimental effects, especially if it’s not supportive.
Do you think sleeping on the back is the best sleeping posture? Thank you again for this amazing post!
Keep up the great work!
Thanks for taking the time to read my post. Most people don’t know about the two types of aging; intrinsic and extrinsic. It’s really quite interesting. Yes, for sure sleeping on an unsupportive pillow for years is not a good idea.
In terms of preventing wrinkles, sleeping on your back is best! Not all of us can do that 100% of the time, but you can increase the time you spend on your back gradually.
Hi! I have perfectly understood the point you’re delivering in this post. Our pillow can have incidence concerning wrinkles. And to take action about it, there are two pillows that have really impressed me. They are: LumaLife Luxe Low Profile Orthopedic Cervical Pillow and YourFacePillow. Both of them are pricey, but I believe there are the best choice. Thank you for listing all these options.
Those are both great choices Henry. We really can take matters into our own hands when we sleep. Thanks for reading my article!
Wow! There’s such a thing? Pillows to prevent wrinkles, pillows to train you to sleep on your back, what great ideas. I sleep in all 3 different positions at times, but I’m going to try to sleep on my back from now on. I really appreciate you sharing this blog post with the world. I would never have known. Thanks! ~ Elaine
Thanks Elaine! Yes, it’s amazing how many tools are out there that we can benefit from, particularly pillows since we spend one third of our lives in bed. It’s hard to get used to sleeping on your back more often if you aren’t used to it, but it sure is good for your skin.
Thanks for commenting!