Did you know that we spend about a third of our lives asleep, with our faces in our pillows? Your pillow is something that appears harmless, but it could be messing with your skin and hair. If you're experiencing some nagging hair or skin problems, it's time to inspect your pillow.
Let's look at five ways that your pillow may be negatively affecting your looks and what you can do to improve the situation.
Pillows absorb more sweat, bacteria, hair products, oils, makeup, and drool than we realize. They accumulate these substances every night. And just because your pillow looks clean, it's not.
If you get 7-8 hours of sleep each night, your skin gets exposed to everything on your pillowcase for 210-240 hours a month!
Pillowcases get dirty very fast (after a night or two of use). , you're All the old dirt and microorganisms that come into contact with your face clog pores and stimulate inflammation, which leads to breakouts.
Your pillow could be making you appear older than your age!
Recent studies show a link between sleeping on your stomach or side and developing wrinkles.
A June 2016 Oxford University study reported that when people sleep on their sides or their stomachs, the forces applied to the face by pillows can lead to the development of "sleep wrinkles" over time.
If you wash, tone, apply serum and moisturizer, and head immediately to bed, you're wasting your money. Some of those products could still be on the skin surface and end up on the pillowcase.
If you experience red, itchy, irritated skin in the morning, your pillowcase, pillow, and detergent might be to blame.
Most pillowcases latch tightly onto your hair strands, pulling and pressing them as you sleep. This encourages breakage, split ends, and dry hair.
The Sole Toscana Beauty Team.