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 recent study from the Sleep School in London shows that women who slept six hours a night—just two hours less than the daily recommended amount—for five nights had a 45 percent increase in fine lines and wrinkles. 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.)