When was the last time you washed your pillowcase? What is it made of? If you’re unsure of the answers to these questions, we have a serious problem on our hands. You should already know that not swapping or washing it as often as possible could lead to bacteria growth, but there are a handful of other ways it can ruin your skin and hair. Here, four reasons to rethink your beauty sleep and invest in a silk pillowcase.
A Good Night's Rest That's Actually Good For You
It Dehydrates Your Skin
Since cotton pillowcases are so absorbent, using one can strip your skin of natural oils or even drink up all of your favorite night creams. Not only will your skin feel dry, your pillow will quickly develop a film of product buildup and oils. Instead, opt for a silk pillowcase to keep skin hydrated and moisturized all night.
It Damages Your Hair
Pillowcases with the slightest texture could actually be the reason for every bad hair day you've ever had. If your hair can't slip when you move around in your sleep, it will undoubtedly cause frizz and flyaways. Just wait, it gets worse. Non-silk pillows can also tug at your hair and cause breakage and split ends. And yes, it dehydrates your hair too!
It Gives You Wrinkles
Ever woken up with pillow lines on your face? Sure, they fade in a minute, but they can also lead to premature wrinkles. Since silk pillowcases don't fold and wrinkle as easily as cotton does, they can help prevent fine lines while you sleep.
It Makes Allergies Worse
Pillowcases with a lower thread count allow allergens and dust to collect in between the weaves of the fabric. Because there is less space between individual silk threads, these cases stay fresher longer and allow you to breathe easier all night.
A more economic option, is this hypoallergenic pillowcase (with built-in silver ion technology) that acts as a natural antimicrobial to prevent harmful bacteria from building up.