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Your Pillow Is Ruining Your Hair And Skin, Here's Why


For many of us, our beds are our happy place. Nothing feels better than a good night's sleep, so the last thing we want to hear is that our pillow is damaging our skin and hair.

All those products you buy to give your hair and skin more life will be put to good use if you're aware of how your pillow is affecting your beauty.

Here are 7 signs that your pillowcase is ruining your hair and skin.

1. You're getting a lot of face and upper back acne.

This is probably happening because your pillow is dirty, even though it looks and smells clean. If you're not changing your pillowcase once or twice a week, chances are your pores are getting clogged up from dirt and oil that gets absorbed into your cotton pillowcase.

2. You're getting wrinkles.

All those expensive oils and creams will go to waste if you're not sleeping in the right position or on a proper pillowcase. If your cotton pillowcase is rough, it's probably tugging at your skin, creating unwanted wrinkles.

3. You're getting hair breakage.

If your pillow is filled with hair, and you've confirmed it's not from your furry friend, you're most likely sleeping on a rough pillowcase. Throw out those rough, cotton pillowcases before they pull out all of your hair!

4. Your hair and skin feel dry when you wake up.

The oils from your hair and skin can easily seep into your cotton pillowcase. So not only does that make your pillow dirty, it also means you're going to feel very dry when you wake up. This in turn will make your skin age faster by causing more lines and wrinkles.

5. You wake up scratching your face.

This has more to do with your detergent than your pillowcase, but it could be that you're allergic to the fabric of your pillow. If that's not it, try a hypo-allergenic cleaner that isn't scented.

6. You go to bed with wet hair.

Drying your hair can be a pain, but you'll be happy you did it when you wake up the next morning. The friction happening during the night when your wet hair and rough pillowcase interact will result in a head full of frizz. If you don't have time to dry your hair, tie your hair in a loose ponytail to secure it in one spot.

7. Your hair is getting all tangled up.

You may have noticed that your bed head varies day to day. Sometimes a little brushing will make you look presentable enough to go out in public, but that doesn't happen every day. It's impossible to control all the tossing and turning you do, so upgrade your cotton pillowcase to one that's satin or silk so that you look gorgeous right when you wake up.

Seriously, get yourself a satin or silk pillowcase. I did, and it's really changed my life!

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