- Sleep on your back. “Resting your face on a pillow the same way every night for several years leads to sleep lines, which can become etched on the skin over time,” states Howard Sobel, MD, dermatologist in New York City. If side or stomach sleepers just cannot make the switch, consider using a satin pillowcase, which is less likely to cause crease lines than cotton or blended fabric.
- Wash your face once a day and use a mild cleanser. Some women tend to wash their face multiple times each day, which can remove the natural oils from the skin and cause dryness or even eczema.
- Watch your protein intake. High protein foods can lead to puffiness, courtesy of protein’s ability to carry fluids into the body. This leads to water retention (and skin puffiness).