It’s good to be loyal to a beauty routine. Cleansing on the evening, regularly purging makeup brushes (right?), and treating our skin with kindness. Now for the pillowcase. It's constantly collecting your body’s oils (even when your face is freshly washed), oils from your hair and dust from your bedroom. Unlike that bacteria-speckled phone of yours (a story for another time), your skin is in direct contact with your pillow for 6-10 hours. Enter: breakouts.
Why your skin is begging you to change your pillowcase
We spend about a third of our day in bed (make that two-thirds come the weekend, thank you). Great news for our mood, bad news for our skin. Our pillowcase is a breeding ground for bacteria – harbouring all the sweat, oil and straight up dirt from your skin and stashing it right there. The longer we wait before sticking it in the washing machine, the more bacteria builds up. Thus, the vicious cycle of clogged pores and acne, commences. This is why you should be changing it.
By Rachel Spedding