Did you know sleeping on your back may prevent wrinkles? Part 1

You may be thinking what on earth does sleeping on your back have to do with wrinkles? Well, keep reading...

I’m sure most of you will have heard of some of these beauty myths and undoubtedly tried a few, no matter how silly they are. However you may not be aware that some are just that – myths. Here are some that may be of interest to you.

1) Cucumber can help reduce puffiness around the eyes.

FACT – However, it’s not the cucumber that reduces the puffiness, it is the temperature. By putting cucumber on your eyes you are causing the blood vessels to contract, which helps to reduce the puffiness. Therefore you could even put a spoon in the fridge and achieve the same effect.

2) Chocolate can cause spots.

FICTION – There is no scientific evidence to support the idea that eating a lot of chocolate can cause spots. However, a bad diet can cause spots so make sure you eat a healthy balanced diet.

3) Crossing your legs can cause varicose veins.

FICTION – This is something I have always considered to be true, however I am pleased to find out this is not the case. Generally varicose veins are genetic, but they can also be linked to obesity and standing for long periods of time throughout the day.

4) Plucking one grey hair will lead to many growing in its place.

FICTION – This is always good to know for when stray grey hairs begin to show, however be careful as plucking hair can damage the root so it may cause more harm than it’s worth.

5) Sleeping on your back may prevent wrinkles.

FACT – If you sleep on your side or front you may notice ‘sleep lines’ when you wake up and these can turn into deep-set wrinkles. Therefore it is in fact true that sleeping on your back may prevent wrinkles, as you are less likely to get ‘sleep lines’.

So there you have it! Is anyone surprised by any of these myths? I know I am! If you enjoyed these please let me know and I will a similar post in the future. Part 2 will be up in the next few days :)


  1. ooo this is really interesting... i 've thought for years that chocolate caused spots haha xx

  2. haha, it's always good to know they don't! xx

  3. Glad to know about the wrinkle one- I have to lie on my front to get to sleep but always turn over in my sleep onto my back, so I'm pleased about this!xxx


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