Choosing to sleep without a pillow may seem uncomfortable at first, but it can benefit your health in a number of ways. And it’s not just back pain that can go away. In fact, you may wake up looking more refreshed.
We use a lot of beauty products to keep our skin silky and smooth, but the last thing we assume is that our bedding can really help improve our complexion.
We were surprised to find that something as simple as giving up the pillow can be the secret to waking up with cleaner, younger skin.
It Might Reduce Wrinkles
It’s not just a lack of sleep that can make you seem older; It looks like your pillowcase may be aging too. Most pillowcases are made of cotton and, although it may be comfortable, this material causes friction on the skin, causing dryness.
Skin without hydration is more prone to fine lines and dryness also makes all existing wrinkles more visible. Sleeping without a pillow takes some getting used to, but it will benefit your skin in the long run.
Your Skin Will Look Smoother
Your body needs to be hydrated to feel better, as does your skin. Cotton pillowcases remove moisture and essential oils from the skin to keep it young and oily. This, in turn, can lead to scaling and peeling, making your skin less healthy over time.
It May Prevent Skin Irritation
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If you have sensitive and acne-prone skin, sleeping on a cotton pillowcase may not be the best option. Cotton is very harsh on the skin and the friction it causes can irritate delicate skin, worsening existing skin conditions.
Since your pillow can easily become a breeding ground for bacteria, sleeping with your face pressed against it can lead to more breakouts.
It Will Help Your Skin Recover More Quickly
When you are asleep, your whole body goes into recovery mode and it is time for your skin to repair itself. Your pillow accumulates oils and makeup residue on your face night after night, and sleeping with a tight face can turn a restful sleep into a nightmare.
It Can Brighten Your Skin
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Sleeping on a very soft pillow can reduce blood flow to the head. This can lead to neck pain, headaches, and can make your skin look dry and dull. Poor blood circulation can lead to various skin problems, such as discoloration, rashes, and peeling.
You’ll Get Fewer “sleep Creases.”
If you’ve already woken up with irritating sleep wrinkles on your face, the pillow may be the culprit. When you roll over in your sleep, the thick cotton pillowcase causes wrinkles to form on your skin.
And although these lines gradually disappear throughout the day, repeated damage can lead to permanent wrinkles. Choosing to sleep without a pillow can give your skin a healthier appearance and keep it soft and supple.
Do you agree that pillowcases can harm your skin? Could you sleep without a pillow because of perfect skin?