Is Your Pillowcase Making Your Acne Worse?

Your Pillowcase Could Be Aggravating Your Acne

So you wash your face before you go to bed for the night. You’re very diligent about your skin care routine and you cleanse your skin properly each and every night, so you just can’t understand why you wake up in the morning and your acne looks worse than it did the night before. Believe it or not, your pillow may be to blame.

What Lurks Beneath You

Each and every night, you lay your head down on your pillow and go to sleep. If you’re like most people, at least some part of your face touches your pillow during the night. Whether you like to think about it or not, it’s a basic fact that your pillowcase has bacteria, dust and other acne-causing agents on it. If you want to prevent this stuff from getting into your pores, clogging them up and causing pimples, you need to wash your pillowcases regularly.

How Much Is Enough?

Many people have no idea how often they should be washing their pillowcases. Let’s put it this way – if you’re doing it once a month you’re not changing the linens often enough. If you’re doing it every day, you’re going a little overboard.

When people ask me how often they should change their pillowcases, this is what I suggest. If you have dry or normal hair and you don’t sweat a lot at night, changing your linens once a week should be enough. However, if you have very oily hair or you sweat excessively while you sleep, twice a week should be your goal.


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