Tips For Keeping Your Pillow From Harming Your Skin

30 March 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog


If you are worried about developing wrinkles or acne as a result of your pillow, you might want to take every possible precaution to keep this from happening. Here are some common easy ways to keep your pillow from harming your skin.

1. Change Your Pillowcase Regularly

When it comes to acne, the pillow actually isn't doing anything harmful to your skin. It's the buildup of oils and bacteria on the pillowcase that you are sleeping on that is causing the problem. The best way to resolve this is to change your pillowcase once a week. This will keep the built-up oils on the pillowcase to a minimum.

2. Put a T-Shirt on Your Pillowcase

If you are changing your pillowcase once a week and are still developing acne, you have 2 options. You can get 7 pillowcases and wrestle your pillows into a new pillowcase each night, washing all of them once a week. Or, you can simply take a clean t-shirt that you already have lying around and slip it over the pillow. Sleep with the t-shirt on top of the pillow and pillowcase, then take it off and either wear it to the gym or throw it in the laundry. Doing this is an easy way to cut down on how much laundry you have to do and allows you to avoid having to buy extra pillowcases.

Another option is to take a clean towel and lay it over your pillow. Use chip clips to secure it in place. Replace the towel each night. Depending on your laundry schedule, this might be the easiest thing for you to do. 

3. Get a Wrinkle Free Pillow

There are special pillows that you can purchase that are designed to not pull at your skin while you are sleeping. This will reduce the amount of wrinkles that you develop over time, allowing you to age a little bit more slowly. You can find these special anti wrinkle pillows, usually made out of a particularly smooth material such as satin, online or in specialty bedding stores. They will last a long time, so they are likely worth the investment if this is something that you are worried about. They even make travel pillows that will not cause wrinkles, which will allow you to travel without worrying about the stress of travelling causing you to look older.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in pillows.