7. Wash Pillowcases Frequently
Pillowcases are something people tend to forget about. They wash them, but often not regularly. You may ask why it’s so important to keep them fresh regularly. Do you remember that we spend at least a third of our life sleeping? That’s the case! There can be hundreds of kinds of microorganisms in your pillow that you are unaware of. You can also find in your bedding dead skin cells, sweat, oils, food crumbs and human liquids. This makes perfect conditions for generation of bacteria. You’d better not neglect these simple rules and practice good house hygiene.
You don’t have to wash all of your bedding every week, but you should wash pillowcases at least that often to reduce bacteria that can cause breakouts. Washing pillowcases weekly will also improve the quality of your sleep, which is another factor in having healthy skin. Do not forget about the pillows itself! Wash them at least twice a year. It is also useful to dry them up under direct sun – most bacteria die after 10 minute session. Moreover, what a joy is to inhale the scent of fresh and clean linen!
Be sure to sanitize your phone at the same time. Anything that spends time near your face needs to be as free of bacteria as possible.