Melinda Farina, is the President/Founder of Beauty Brokers Inc., and a health/beauty expert.

She has so much knowledge – dispelling myths, posting tips, facts and tidbits on her Instagram page (you should definitely check it out) and we are going to share some of them on our blog.

Click here to read her Style Fix Spotlight: Melinda Farina | Bernardi Beauty Blog.

Sleeping positions…

SLEEPING ON YOUR STOMACH

Sleeping on your stomach with your face smashed into the pillow might be the worst sleeping position if you’re concerned about sleep-related wrinkles. If you’ve ever woken up and noticed vertical lines or sleep marks on your face, you’ve already seen a preview of the sleep wrinkles that are forming. For stomach sleepers, it’s often forehead lines. Also bad for breast- you can invest in a @good_nightlift bra which helps!

SLEEPING ON YOUR SIDE

Sleeping on your side has actually been shown to be beneficial for your health, however, it can also create vertical creases down your cheeks and chin. This position also reinforces vertical expression wrinkles, like frown lines and lines around your lips. When you favor one side over the other, it becomes very easy to see which side that is, so alternating your position can help alleviate symptoms. Bad for décolletage wrinkles.

SLEEPING ON YOUR BACK

The best way to avoid sleep wrinkles is to avoid facial contact with the pillow by sleeping on your back. Sleeping on your back is also a good way to dodge breakout-causing bacteria on your pillow and to allow fluid to drain properly, thus preventing puffy eyes.

How does the dry airplane air affect my skin?

When the air is dry and moisture is not present (such as on an airplane), it looks for moisture wherever it can get it. Since the skin holds water within the cells, it is drawn out through a process called osmosis. Typically, dry skins will feel drier long after you’ve landed yet oily skins will actually get oilier. (The increase of oil is the way your skin compensates itself to try and establish a moist environment.) Regardless of your skin type, airplane air creates an imbalance for your skin when you land. Usually, within a day or so, the skin will correct itself but I recommend that you perform a special pre-flight and post-flight skincare routine to restore it back to health more quickly.


Apply a nice light SPF moisturizer, if you need to use facial wipes use one with vitamin C , drink tons of water, use a hydrating hand sanitizer @touchsanitizinggermblock is great, use a hydrating antioxidant oil, avoid misting your face it will only make it worse, as soon as you get to your hotel room exfoliate, use a detox or hydrating mask right after.