You wake up in the morning, look in the mirror, go in for a closer look, and squeal loudly, “Oh, no! It’s a pimple, but how?” Look no further than your pillow. Yes, your pillow is the culprit behind the surprise outbreak.
When we first learned this, it took us by surprise, as our pillow is our friend. It is soft and comfortable. It is our idea of a good night’s sleep, but who knew it would turn into our enemy! This enemy disguised as a friend wrecks our beauty routine the following ways:
1. Premature Wrinkles
Your plush, cotton pillow promotes for the formation of premature wrinkles. They slow down the production of collagen and cause lines on your face to form. You can switch to sleeping on a silk pillowcase. A silk pillowcase reduces the chances of premature wrinkles forming on your face, as it slides your face down the pillowcase.
2. Dry Hair and Skin
Cotton pillowcases deplete your skin of moisture. This causes your skin to become dry and leads to wrinkles and fine lines to form on your skin. It takes a toll on your hair as well. If you put creams and lotions on your face and hair to hydrate it, your cotton pillowcase absorbs them, thus wasting your efforts and money into making your hair and skin beautiful, moisturized, and healthy. The solution is a silk pillowcase because it will not suck the moisture out of your hair and skin.
3. Breakage and Frizz
Your hair products are no match for cotton pillowcases. Cotton pillowcases will produce friction between your hair and lead to breakage and frizz. If you tie your hair back before going to bed, chances of breakage and frizz will increase. To prevent this from occurring, opt for a silk pillowcase or wrap your hair in silk scarf.
4. Dark Circles and Puffiness
When you wake up in the morning, you may feel fresh, but your appearance will say otherwise. Your eyes will look puffy and tired due to the fluid collecting around your eyes as you sleep. Start sleeping on a silk pillowcase and try sleeping on your back. Try to elevate your pillow as well, as sleeping on a flat pillow causes under-eye bags and puffiness.
If you do not want to wake up with a pimple on your face, you can reduce the risk by washing your pillowcase. Pillowcases, whether cotton or silk, cause dirt, sweat, and debris to take shelter on your face and cause you to breakout in pimples. You should wash your pillowcase at least one to two times each week to prevent unexpected breakouts.
If you wanted answers as to why your skin is breaking out all of a sudden, why you are developing dry skin, fines lines, and wrinkles, and why your hair is losing its shine, now, you know. It is due to your cotton pillowcase! It is time to switch to using a 100% silk pillowcase.