Each night, your body sheds around 15 million skin cells, which build up if you don't wash your sheets often. You read it right, 15 million! You're essentially providing food for dust mites. This is bad news for the some 20 million Americans who are allergic to proteins produced by dust mites and their feces. Some of these allergic reactions show up as breakouts and can cause problems beyond your skin.
If you never wash your sheets, fungi and bacteria build up, too. In fact, one study found that your pillowcase has more bacteria than your toilet seat. So what how do you think that affects your skin. If you are suffering with breakouts, make sure you are washing your bed linen regularly. Experts recommend washing your sheets once a week with the hottest water possible. Also, try using a detergent that is free from dyes, fragrances and synthetic ingredients.
Try making these changes and let us know if how long it took to notice a difference in your skin. Tag us @103collection and share your Skin Careversary!