Avoid using soap: Soaps have a high pH, which can irritate skin, as well as harsh detergents, like sodium lauryl sulfate, that can strip away protective oils. Non-soap cleansers, however, are formulated to be closer to the skin’s natural pH and gentler since they contain little to no sodium lauryl sulfate. Not sure how to spot a winning formula. Look for soap-free or no-soap formulation on the label.
Sleep on the other side: Routinely snoozing on one side of your face can create creases in your skin, called sleep lines. To ward off such wrinkles, periodically flip over and give your preferred side a rest. Another tip to help keep your skin smooth: Make sure you’re slumbering on soft materials. Satin, silk and cotton jersey have more give to reduce facial creasing, experts say.
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