You already know the importance of getting enough sleep for your overall health, but could your pillowcase help boost your complexion? These beauty brands seem to think so, claiming that their innovative designs can help prevent breakouts, wrinkles, dryness and more. While the verdict is still out if the quality of your bed linen has an effect on your skin (although your sleep position definitely does), we have to admit that we're intrigued. Here, five pillows that give new meaning to the term “beauty sleep.”
These Pillowcases Are Designed to Give You Better, Clearer Skin
This recently launched acne-treating pillowcase is a total game changer. Why? Because different layers of cotton sateen mean that you can essentially sleep on a clean pillow each night for up to eight days—without doing a single load of laundry. This means less dirt, bacteria and grime clogging your pores while you sleep. Sweet dreams.
Slip Silk Pillowcase
This velvety number doesn’t absorb oils like cotton cases do, thereby nixing some of that acne-causing gunk and allowing your skin to retain its natural moisture (which helps to prevent wrinkles). Extra bonus? Less friction will also keep your bedhead under control.
Sleepcycle Pillowcase With Silver Ion Technology
This skin-boosting pillowcase made from 100 percent cotton claims that its silver ions provide a natural antimicrobial effect to help reduce the presence of blemish-causing bacteria by up to 99.9 percent. The technology is effective for up to 50 washes, which roughly translates to about a year of wear (because no matter what your pillowcase is made out of, you definitely want to wash it on the reg).
Skin Laundry ($30)
Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcase With Copper Oxide
The claim? Slip this case made with high-tech fabric over your regular pillow and you’ll keep wrinkles and fine lines at bay. The mineral copper is thought to boost collagen and elastin, two skin-boosting ingredients. Tackling the signs of aging while you sleep? Well, that’s worth its weight in gold copper.
Mulberry Silk Pillowcase
Oh la la—this pearled ivory pillowcase is hypoallergenic, promotes moisture and has a matte (rather than shiny) finish. Its plush texture is softer against hair and skin, resulting in less breakage and creasing.
The Ethical Silk Company ($60)