How to get sleep marks off the face in the morning

Written by jaimie zinski | 13/05/2017
How to get sleep marks off the face in the morning
Sleep on your back to avoid getting pillow marks on your face. (Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

There are several benefits to getting a good night sleep. According to WebMD, getting adequate sleep reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes and allows the body to heal more quickly from common ailments, such as colds and the flu. The unfortunate side effect of a restful night on your favourite pillow is the sleep marks that occur on your face that sometimes remain for several hours. Removing these unwanted marks is possible to ensure you don't head off to work with embarrassing, red lines and wrinkles.

Slap your face lightly with your hands. This will help stimulate circulation, which will help make the skin look firmer and removes some of those unwanted morning wrinkles.

Splash cold water on your face. Use ice water, if available to help stimulate your skin by increasing blood flow, causing it to plump out more and removing sleep marks.

Massage a facial moisturiser into the skin. The moisturiser will help hydrate the skin, plumping it while the massaging motion will help get rid of the wrinkles.

Drink at least eight, eight ounce glasses of water every day. This will keep your skin and body well hydrated, which will help make your face lines less noticeable in the morning.

Sleep on a satin pillowcase instead of one manufactured from cotton or polyester. The satin is less likely to wrinkle during the night, which translates into less facial marks in the morning.

Things you need

  • Water
  • Facial moisturiser
  • Satin pillowcase

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