It's Sleep Awareness Week and in honor of that, we're talking all things snoozing. We've already learned the best of the best tips
to a good night's sleep, the PJs
that can help you go to sleep faster (and stay asleep longer) and even the sheets
that'll help keep your slumber sound. And now it's time to chat all about the pillowcases that can help you look your best.
You probably know that taking off your makeup every night is important for healthy skin while you sleep. But your linens—especially your pillowcases—can also make a difference in regards to how your skin and hair look day to day. It's said to even affect how you age in general.
First, did you know that your weekly sheet change may not be enough to keep your skin clear? You should actually change your pillowcase at least a couple of times a week. Dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner says that dirt, oil, sweat, pollution, and makeup accumulate on our skin, and “unfortunately we don't wash our faces as well as we should (or at all) at the end of the day.”
As a result, he explains that all of this can be transferred to your pillowcase, which, in turn, contaminates your face. “Dirty pillowcases can lead both to acne breakouts from blocked pores or even irritation and skin inflammation from rubbing against your face,” he says. If that doesn’t entice you to add another case to your laundry mix, what will?
Ahead, the best beauty paraphernalia you need to take your pillow game to the next level.