Acne Breakouts Overnight?

Why Your Sheets or Pillowcases Might be the Hidden Acne Culprit

Acne can be a bothersome problem for all individuals -- teens and adults alike. There are many things acne-prone individuals can do to reduce their breakouts, but one often overlooked area is what they can do at night to improve their skin condition. If you are looking for ways to curb you acne, don’t forget to overlook the sheets you are sleeping on at night.

Are You Suffocating Your Skin 8-Hours a Day?

Many people don’t even realize that their habits during sleep can affect their acne. You are likely sleeping for about seven or eight hours each night and your skin is in constant contact with your pillowcase or sheets for those extended periods of time. The type of sheets you choose can mean the difference between helping or exacerbating your acne. Knowing what type of sheets to use can make all the difference between clear skin and frequent breakouts.

Choose the Right Sheets

If you suffer from acne, you will definitely want to opt for sheets made from breathable fabric. Acne-prone individuals will benefit greatly from breathable sheets such as those made out of cotton. Don’t choose any sheets that might make you sweat such as silk, satin or flannel sheets. Sweat collects during the night on your pillowcase and comes in contact with your face. Do yourself a favor and ditch the silk sheets and pillowcases and wake up to skin that hasn’t been abused for eight-hours straight.

Thread Count Matters

Finding the right sheets isn’t just a matter of choosing cotton over satin. You need to make sure you get the right thread count too. While sheets that are too heave will cause you to sweat and clog your pores, sheets that don’t have a high enough thread count ten to be rough and the pillowcase can actually agitate your skin, also resulting in clogged pores. The trick is in finding a soft cotton sheet that won’t generate too much heat or friction. A thread count of less than 400 but more than 200 is usually the best way to go.

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