It’s no secret that some people place more value on taking care of their skin than others. For some, washing their face is the most effort they are willing to put in, while others (like our Vasseur Platinum clients) receive multiple advanced facial treatments a month. But, when it comes to looking your best longer and preventing wrinkles, some actions matter more than others. If you do nothing else to take care of your skin, make sure to do this:
1) Sleep on your back or use a Beauty Pillow.
Most people don’t realize that when you sleep on the side of your face, you spend literally thousands of hours ironing in a crease to the skin. In fact, I can tell side sleepers right away because after age 40 most have notably more wrinkles on one side of their face.
This is because when your face is pressed against a pillow for hours at a time, every single night, it wears down the elastin on your face and the wrinkles pressed in to your skin become permanent over time.
But beyond sleep wrinkles, sleeping on your side also exposes your skin to the bacteria, dirt and grime that is living on your pillowcase. Even if your pillowcase is clean, it has chemical residue from your washing detergent, which can also be irritating to the skin and cause redness and breakouts.
The solution? Sleep on your back or invest in a Beauty Pillow. The Beauty Pillow has a satin case and special shape that allows you to sleep on your side with your face gently hanging off the pillow, thus preventing creasing (see photo above).
2) Wear Sunscreen 365 days a year, rain or shine.
The #1 cause of premature wrinkles is sun exposure. And you don’t just need sunscreen on beach days, you also are getting UV damage when you’re driving in your car, working in an office near windows, and walking down the street (in fact, 78% of sun damage is from incidental exposure!). So, it’s critical that you wear a SPF moisturizer 365 days a year, rain or shine, inside or out. And the earlier you start, the better! Our Day 25 is great because no only does it provide sun protection, but hydrates your skin, infuses it with antioxidants, and contains natural papaya enzymes that fight free radical damage (and gives it its trademark papaya smell!)
Want to know how Vasseur Skincare founder Melanie Vasseur keeps her skin looking young and vibrant? Read about her daily skin care routine.