You NEED to Change Your Pillowcases!
Let’s face it; your pillowcase is disgusting - you probably just don't know it. Unless your washing your pillow cases every day, it's covered in oil, dead skin & dirt.
Most of us don’t give our pillowcases a second thought. And why would we? With all the talk about luxury sheets and pillows, pillowcases are the often unsung hero of the bedding world. Well, we’re going to shine a light on just how important it is to change your pillowcases.
Your pillowcase is filled with oil, skin and makeup build-up
If you haven’t figured it out by now, your pillowcase is not as clean as it may appear to be. As you sleep, your body works to regenerate the cells that make u your skin. That means dead skin and hair fall out, landing on your pillow. Oils that the glands in your skin generate and leftover makeup from the day soak into your pillow as well. This more than likely won’t be visible to you, but as it builds up on your pillow, the more likely you are to have clogged pores and ance appear.
Your pillowcase is giving you allergies
Remember all the nasty oil, dead skin, and makeup we told you ended up on your pillow? Well if you also suffer from allergies, your pillowcase could be the culprit. Pillows are magnets for dust particles and those particles may be hard if not almost impossible to see. As you continue to use those cases, the dust can irritate your throat, nose, and eyes.
Your pillowcase is soaked in sweat and drool
Let’s be honest, we all drool in our sleep from time to time. Sleeping relaxes your muscles and if you breathe mainly from your mouth, you’re most likely sleeping with your mouth open. It completely normal to drool in your sleep, but it can take its toll on your pillowcase. Just like drool and sweat can stain your clothing, it can stain your pillowcase as well. That staining, if persistent enough, can seep through to your pillow, ruining it.
Your pillowcase is moldy
Unintentionally growing mold on objects like pillows isn’t an easy feat and it doesn’t appear overnight. But consistent dampness on your pillowcase does have the potential to develop mold. So what happens if you come in contact with your moldy pillow? Mold sensitivities can cause mild allergy symptoms like sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose, or a skin rash. However, those with pre-existing allergies and asthma conditions may experience more severe symptoms.
What can you do?
The best thing you can do to prevent these problems is to stop them before they begin. Invest in pillows and pillowcases that are made of an anti-bacterial material like bamboo. Bamboo itself is naturally anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic. This means it actively resists dust mites, bacteria, and dead skin as you sleep. Preventing a problem is much easier than trying to fix one.
Washing your pillowcases at a minimum of weekly is essential to stopping bacterial growth. You’re more than welcome to wash more frequently, but just use both sides of your pillowcase first. No sense in missing out on a clean side!
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