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dfchelbay
04-12-2010, 08:06 PM
Anyone change their pillow case everyday? I saw a commercial on the fine living channel over the weekend that said that oils from your face get on the pillow case while you are sleeping. When you go to bed the next night, those oils on the pillow case, from the night before, find their way back onto your skin, and can end up giving you facial blemishes. They said you should change the pillow case linens everyday.

Do any of you have knowledge or professional experience in skin care? If so, is this true? Should we be changing our pillowcases nightly? Thanks all.

Disneyglobegirl
04-12-2010, 08:12 PM
Yep it is recommend for anyone with acne breakouts and problem skin to make sure to change their pillow case daily.

minniebeth
04-12-2010, 08:15 PM
Wow, I guess that's what I've been doing wrong all these years!:goodvibes
Seems like a lot of effort :upsidedow

okeydokey
04-12-2010, 08:20 PM
Are you kidding? I'm lucky I change my sheets every week or two (or so).

JennCa
04-12-2010, 08:34 PM
I know it is recommended if you have issues, but we don't do it.

Jenn

thespouseandi
04-12-2010, 08:35 PM
As a teenager I did...as OPs added...it was recommended by my derm. I will say that I didn't notice a difference. :confused3

lukenick1
04-12-2010, 08:37 PM
Gonna try a new strategy to rid myself of this acne problem. I won't change everyday but every other. Just flip the pillow over to get use of both sides before changing it. :thumbsup2

MommyBell08
04-12-2010, 08:41 PM
Seriously.. Not a chance.. Once a month if im lucky.. u gotta be kidding me!:hippie:

iheartjacksparrow
04-12-2010, 08:57 PM
Well that's definetly true, but I don't think you have to go to the extreme of changing it every night unless you have the time to. If you don't have the time, do it every couple of days and you should be fine. You can always just flip your pillow to prevent this also.

gasperdam
04-12-2010, 09:04 PM
No.

naomi78155
04-12-2010, 09:05 PM
Eww. I am having some skin issues. Just threw my cases in the wash.
I usually wash bedding every Monday.

Evi
04-12-2010, 10:42 PM
I change my sheets twice a week so about every 3 days I never thought about my pillow case like that though.

wdwfan16
04-13-2010, 07:28 AM
We change the sheets weekly and if I am doing laundry mid-week we do the pillow cases too.

I have never had any acne problems, so no reason to change them daily. I could see doing it if you are acne prone.

TaraPA
04-13-2010, 07:47 AM
With 5 beds in the house, one being a bunk & one an extra deep pillow-top California King, it's a CHORE to strip beds. It literally takes a full day & about 8-10 loads of wash to get everything stripped down to the mattress & put back on. I'm with the others that go "seriously every DAY?" Like them, if my sheets get changed once every 2-3 weeks we're lucky. Pillow cases I do try to throw in every week but I usually forget. The kids know to tell me if they need/want their sheets/pillow cases changed more frequently, but it's just not on the top of my chore list. We shower at night so we go to bed clean anyway. Now if someone in the house had skin issues I'd make it a point to change them more often, but in our house, it's not a priority.

ICF
04-13-2010, 08:04 AM
our sheets get changed every week or two....we don't even have enough pillowcases to do it everyday.

apnep
04-13-2010, 08:21 AM
Are you kidding? I'm lucky I change my sheets every week or two (or so).

Oh man, thank you for this. I was about to start feeling really bad about my housekeeping abilities... :)

Ang

phred52
04-13-2010, 08:42 AM
huh. What do you know.... I have one DD who has changed HER pillowcase daily for YEARS. Well, actually she just keeps on adding another one on top of the last, so when its time to change the sheets, there will be 7 or 8 pillowcases on her pillow. Interestingly enough, she's also struggled with acne. I never connected with WHY she did that, but I bet I just figured out her reasoning!:goodvibes

As for the rest of the family pillowcases are changed with the sheets, weekly. Except for my DH, who has 7 or 8 pillows and 2 of those were made by jamming 3 pillows into a pillowcase.....I stack them up (goes halfway to the ceiling) along with a pile of clean pillowcases, but more often than not, he tosses the clean cases in the hamper instead of changing his own. :confused:

taximomfor4
04-13-2010, 09:13 AM
I don't, but dd16 does. She has wonderfully clear skin for the most part, but it is because she has a whole regimen. Well, she doesn't CHANGE the case each day...she uses one side one night, flips the pillow over and uses the other side the next night, then changes it. So each pillow case for 2 nights. If she forgets or gets lazy, she gets big, nasty pimples.

I don't get pimples very much at all, never really did. So I use a pillow case till I change my sheets.

Kitzka
04-13-2010, 09:25 AM
I love the feel of clean sheets and we change our sheets every other day. I don't nromalyl do the laundry but DH says because i want the sheets changed so often i have to wash the sheets. :)

Pillowcases get changed about once a week. but never thought about the oils and such. I don't break out except when it's that time of the month but maybe i will change them more often now.

Lara

tzolkin
04-13-2010, 11:53 AM
We bathe in the evening and wash our faces right before bed. I don't think we're getting much oil/dirt on the pillowcases.

I could see where this would help if you were just hopping into bed with whatever dirt/oil had accumulated on your face throughout the day. But I would think if you're doing that, the pillowcase is not the sole source of your breakouts.

Grumpy's Gal
04-13-2010, 12:12 PM
it's also recommended for some with horrible allergies -- if you have pollen in your hair -- it gets on the pillowcase etc.

Grumpy's Gal
04-13-2010, 12:13 PM
just an interesting tidbit -- I heard once that Jackie O insisted on having all of her bedding changed daily.

SandrA9810
04-13-2010, 12:30 PM
My sheets get changed when they don't feel fresh anymore. I'm not a routine person either, so showers happen at night or in the morning.

Thanks to christmas clearance of jersey and flannel sheet sets, there's plenty to change every few days. And the washer is big enough to hold two sets. But I don't bother.

SleepyatDVC
04-13-2010, 03:28 PM
No major skin problems. Break outs only in a blue moon.

We don't change our pillow cases daily. Like others, we wash our faces right before bed. I'm actually more concerned about the oils in my hair getting on my pillow and then my face.

If I go to bed with "oily" hair, maybe because I was too tired to wash it that night or with the intention of washing in the morning, I either change my pillow case the next day or I put a hand towel on my pillow that night and throw it in the laundry the next day.

For those that have skin problems that would benefit from clean pillow cases every night, one solution would be to buy a pack of all cotton hand towels and put a new one on your pillow nightly. That assumes you are not a restless sleeper where the towel winds up on the floor in the morning. Faster and easier to change and much cheaper than buying pillow cases.

ceecee
04-13-2010, 03:54 PM
I tried it for DD, it didn't help the acne at all. She washes her face at night before bed and in the am as well. I changed the pillowcase 2 x week now. No difference in the skin at all.

luvdisney00
04-13-2010, 03:55 PM
I don't change everyday either, but I do throw the pillowcases in about 2x a week (sheets weekly-ish). My DH uses gel in his hair and I don't like how it gets on the cases so i wash them more than the sheets.

I remember in HS my BF had acne problems and her dermatologist told her to get a satin pillow case and she thought it helped. I guess it doesn't absorb oil like cotton does.

DisneyFan32WI
04-13-2010, 06:54 PM
A big fat overwhelming NO here at our house!

HeyIt'sMe
04-13-2010, 06:57 PM
I don't change my pillowcase everyday - I change bed linens once a week.

However, I do change my underwear everyday. :thumbsup2 :laughing:

C.Ann
04-13-2010, 07:38 PM
Interesting.. I'll have to mention this to my adult DD because she has horrible outbreaks on her face and nothing has helped - not even prescription meds..:(

I don't have any issues (guess my skin is too "old" to be bothered - LOL), so I change mine twice a week - more often in the summer..:)

beansmom
04-13-2010, 08:23 PM
just an interesting tidbit -- I heard once that Jackie O insisted on having all of her bedding changed daily.

that's because SHe didn't have to wash 'em.

Millermom0606
04-13-2010, 08:51 PM
you know, half the time I don't even USE pillowcases.... like my entire life I mean... and I'm 28 and I've had like MAYBE 20 pimples, and usually only around my monthly friend comes a haunting...... and my DH has had ONE in the 7 years we've been together and he doesn't use a pillowcase either.... or at least not very often.... LOL and trust me, we don't use a 'regime' on or face or anything, I'm doing good to remember to use my moisturizer LOL and his face is actually pretty oily......

wow we could totally throw a wrench in their thinking

NaplesRI
04-13-2010, 09:27 PM
Ok instead of taking one off and putting a new one on daily, Just start the week with 7 and remove 1 daily lol

I toss and turn so much, i use both sides of multiple pillows each night...always looking for the cool "other side"

mousebymarriage
04-13-2010, 11:40 PM
Change the sheets every Sunday in our house unless someone is sick then their linens get changed everyday. Never had an acne problem even as a teen, DD13 has beautiful skin, DS8 has eczema and DH has occasional breakouts but he had problem skin as a teen.

flakypuff
04-14-2010, 04:19 AM
I don't change my pillowcase everyday - I change bed linens once a week.

However, I do change my underwear everyday. :thumbsup2 :laughing::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::laundy:

Jenny-momof3
04-14-2010, 08:40 AM
This is really interesting!

My DH had horrible allergies before we got married. Sneezed a gazillion times every morning. His sheets got washed every other week. Since we got married 15 yrs. ago his allergies are so much better. I wash the sheets every week...but the pillowcases get done every other day because I love the smell of laundry detergent. I never put 2 and 2 together! :thumbsup2

dizcrazee
04-14-2010, 08:53 AM
I wash sheets every other week, and pillowcases every week. However, like the pp said, if someone is sick, their pillowcases get changed/washed every day. Also, as soon as they are feeling a little better, I go ahead and wash their sheets too.

Everybody has clear skin, but it makes sense to me to change pillowcases more frequently if someone has acne. I'll keep that in mind if dd starts getting it in the future.

HeyIt'sMe
04-14-2010, 09:58 AM
This is really interesting!

My DH had horrible allergies before we got married. Sneezed a gazillion times every morning. His sheets got washed every other week. Since we got married 15 yrs. ago his allergies are so much better. I wash the sheets every week...but the pillowcases get done every other day because I love the smell of laundry detergent. I never put 2 and 2 together! :thumbsup2


I was just telling DD one of my most favorite things in the world is to take a bubble bath then put on clean PJs and get into a bed made up with freshly laundered linens. Ahh...heaven! :cloud9:

sandgrace
04-14-2010, 12:16 PM
I constantly have breakouts even after the age of 40:eek: I've never heard of this before. I change our sheets once a week, but I would try changing my pillowcase daily if it would clear up my breakouts, I'll give it a try! Thanks OP for bringing this topic up! :thumbsup2