It’s no secret that beauty sleep is essential for a healthy life. However, not many people know that the quality of your bedding can impact your skin. So, let’s discuss how your bedding choice can improve your skin quality.
Qualities To Consider
Besides the color, design, or size of your bedding, other considerable factors can impact your skin’s quality. For instance, material, thermoregulation, and thread count can all affect your body while you sleep.
Breathability and Thread Count
Breathability and thread count impact your skin. The number of threads per square inch of fabric is the defining quality factor, but bedding with a higher thread count isn’t always the best. The best thread count should fall between 200 and 400 for the most comfortable feel.
Regarding breathability, synthetic materials trap heat, which results in feeling overheated and prevents you from sleeping comfortably. Keep in mind that temperatures between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit are ideal for sleep, so consider bedding like bamboo for soft, comfortable skin.
Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night in a puddle of sweat? This can result from hormones or menopause, but you can also try switching to bedsheets with moisture-wicking properties.
You’re more likely to experience body acne and irritation from excessive sweating throughout the night due to accumulated bacteria and clogged pores. So, you’ll want to find bedding that helps remove moisture from your body and keeps you cool throughout the night. It’s one way your bedding can improve your skin quality over time.
Switch to Different Bedding
Sleeping with the wrong bedding can irritate various skin conditions, such as eczema, sunburn, psoriasis, and more. Finding the right bedding can help reduce irritation and help your body feel supported. Bamboo bedding is good for your skin for its antimicrobial properties, reducing acne breakouts and offering a soft, silky touch and thermoregulation to keep the body cool.
Care Tips for Your Bedding
Bedding care is an essential part of keeping your skin healthy. You should always wash new sheets before sleeping on them to remove irritants from the packaging, and continue washing them every two weeks. Drying your bedding on a low setting can help extend its life span, and always remember to wash your pillows to remove dust mites and allergens!
Your skin can benefit significantly when you have quality bedding in your home. Over time, as you adjust to your new bedding and practice care, your skin will thank you for it.
Dianne Pajo is a writer based out of the Chicagoland area with a passion for music, combat sports, and animals. She enjoys competing in amateur boxing and kickboxing, but in her other leisure time, you can find her performing music around the city. She is also a dog mom of 2.