Acne hack: Wash your pillowcase

High-quality skincare can make a world of difference in the way you look and feel. But if you’ve been consistently following a Rodan + Fields Regimen and still have some acne, redness or irritation, you may need to make a change — namely, your pillowcase.

The general consensus is that you should wash your pillowcases once a week. But if you have sensitive, oily or acne-prone skin, washing it 2 or 3 times a week can make a difference.

Think about it: Your hair collects more dirt and oil than any other part of your body — and where does it all collect at night? On your pillowcase! Putting your clean, fresh face against all this grime for eight hours a night can clog your pores and cause irritation. Then there are dust mites, the little critters that like to inhabit pillows. They can lay eggs on your pillowcase and, if you’re allergic to them, they can cause itchy skin and rashes.

Here are some other tips when it comes to your pillowcase:

Make sure dust mites bite the dust. Wash your pillowcase — and the rest of your bedding — in hot water at least once a week.

Use a gentle detergent. Look for detergents that are allergy-free, made for sensitive skin and free of harsh chemicals.

An oily face or an oily pillowcase? The oil left behind by fabric softeners and dryer sheets can also seep into your skin. Use a dryer ball instead.

So, if you haven’t changed your pillowcase recently, maybe it’s time. It just might be a skin-saver!

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