Turn off Netflix already
They don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing. “A good night’s sleep is essential for the skin to repair itself,” says Debra Jaliman, MD, a board-certified dermatologist and author of Skin Rules: Trade Secrets From a Top New York Dermatologist. Without proper rest, the skin can’t fully rejuvenate itself and will be more prone to wrinkling. A study from Case Western Reserve University found that those who were sleep deprived had skin with an impaired ability to repair itself from external stressors and were more likely to show signs of aging. These daily habits can help you sleep better starting tonight.
Sleep like a baby—on your back
Yes, it’s important to get enough rest, but people who sleep on their side are at a greater risk of developing wrinkles from “crunching” their face against the pillow, says Dr. Jaliman. Her advice: Sleep on silk, literally—try the Slip Silk Pillowcase; it provides more slip than cotton or nylon. And if you can, try sleeping on your back. (Related: Check out these nighttime habits of people with great skin.)