One third of our lifetime is spent sleeping so it makes sense to consider the surface where we lie our carefully treated skin!
Nighttime skin care routines involve cleansing then carefully applying skin care products, but what happens for the next 8 hours?
How does your sleeping surface affect your skin?
Skin continues to produce oil while you sleep. Cotton fabric absorbs oil. Whatever is on your hair (hair products, oil, dirt etc.) ends up on you pillowcase and eventually on your face.
Change your pillowcase at least once a week.
Do I need a silk pillowcase?
A small clinical trial showed a reduction in breakouts when participants with acne slept on a silk pillowcase. Silk absorbs less oil and dirt than cotton and also reduces friction on your skin and hair.
If you are acne prone, a silk pillowcase could help. The bottom line is, silk or cotton, make sure your sleeping surface is clean for the healthiest skin possible.