Have you ever worried about your sleep position causing wrinkles? Well, it seems like there can be a long-lasting impact on our skin's smoothness.
"Sleeping position can definitely have an impact on skin, but not for everyone, and the effects are variable from person to person," says Rachel Maiman, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City, who says those effects can include acne and sweat-induced rashes from the way their skin folds, perspires, and gets compressed during sleep. And unfortunately, "some people develop fine lines and wrinkles."
Unfortunately, this is not a myth. The position you sleep in is definitely one of the reasons you may start seeing lines and wrinkles on your skin's surface — but it's only one factor among many.
Allure spoke to dermatologists to find out which people are most likely to get wrinkles while they sleep, why, and how to keep those lines at bay without any sleepless nights.