Good Night, Sleep Tight; Don’t Let the Crows Feet Bite.

05-29-2014 8:00 AM

Did you know on average – a woman’s head is on a pillow sleeping a whopping 1/3 of her lifetime? Wow, makes you wonder why you still feel so tired sometimes!  The most common sleep position among women….the side (fetal) position. Yep, that’s me, and probably you….although I try to sleep on my back, never works.

Nighttime is where we women typically pull out the “strong stuff” – the thickest, most powerful age-fighting  moisture creams to fight the signs of aging. We turn off the lights and let our Mary Kay® products go to work. But, are you doing all you can to help your skin fight those pesky creases and wrinkles? Odds are, you haven’t tried this yet.

May I gladly introduce your new night time best friend, the satin pillowcase. You may know already that satin pillow cases have been used for working against hair loss because they allow the hair to slide easily across the pillow while a person turns throughout the night. There is no pulling or tugging on hair when asleep, so hair loss is kept to a minimum, and it helps keep hair shafts from over drying and creasing. Studies are now showing that the same benefits claimed for the hair, also hold true for the face. This is especially important because those "sleep wrinkles" that develop overnight might become permanent as we age. Yikes!

Cotton may feel warm and cozy, but it is a highly absorbent material that draws moisture from our skin and hair as we sleep. Our skin needs the oils that are taken away by cotton to keep our skin supple. That cotton weave pressed against our faces at night causes our ever-less-elastic skin to crease. And, like any other repeated action, those creases can eventually become permanent. A satin pillowcase, on the other hand, allows our face and head to move easily across its surface, avoiding the friction caused by cotton.

Thanks to Mary Kay you are prepared. For a limited time only – you have the option to get your hands on a beautiful satin embroidered pillow case to compliment your anti-aging regimen perfectly.  Go ahead, indulge yourself in the luxurious feeling of satin, and swap out that cotton pillow case. Your skin and your hair will thank you for it.

Sweet Dreams.


Today’s blog post is from Jennifer Harris, manager in US Product Marketing. With nearly 10 years working within the beauty industry, Jennifer has learned there are no rules for beauty; each unique woman deserves her own custom beauty plan that fits within her lifestyle. Her team at Mary Kay strives to create energy and excitement around all of Mary Kay’s wonderful products.