Nothing can bring feelings of comfort like fresh, crisp, clean bedding. Besides the satisfying feeling of resting your head on a perfectly clean pillowcase, there are actually more reasons to change it more often. Your pillowcase comes into direct contact with your skin and medical experts recommend changing it 2-3 times a week.
We also love sleeping on freshly laundered bedding and decided to find out the reasons why we should change our pillowcases more often.
It attracts dust mites.
Every night when you go to bed, it transfers sweat, makeup residue, and 50 million dead skin cells onto your sheets. Sweat and dead skin cells create a perfect environment for mites to feed on and multiply. I
f you don’t change your pillowcase often enough, you will be exposing yourself to these nasty dust mites that can be very harmful to your health.
It may give you acne.
Removing makeup before bed is an essential step in achieving clear, beautiful skin. But even if it looks like you’ve washed off your concealer and mascara, there could still be some product on your face that will go on a pillow and stay there until you wash it off.
Combined with sweat and oils, it allows bacteria and fungi to thrive, which can irritate your skin and make it more vulnerable to breakouts.
It might damage your hair.
You may be spending a lot of money on expensive shampoos and salon treatments, but chances are you don’t really pay attention to the type of pillowcase you sleep on.
As you toss and turn in your sleep, rough cotton fabrics can create friction and cause tears. And if your pillowcase isn’t fresh, you could be increasing the risk of irritating the skin on your scalp, which in turn can affect the health and beauty of your hair.
It may affect your sleep.
If you haven’t changed your pillowcase in a while, the fumes released by all the germs and dust mites can contribute to allergies and breathing difficulties. When you can’t breathe properly, it can affect your sleep, making you feel exhausted in the morning.
How often do you wash your pillowcase? What is the longest time you have been without changing it?