Pillowcases come as standard with any linen set, and you, of course, want your pillowcase to match the rest of your bedding. However, your standard cotton pillowcase may be aging your hair and face—even if you use a high thread-count cotton blend.
Pillowcases Cause Friction
Everyone tosses and turns at least a few times during the night, and each time you do, you are creating friction that is damaging to your hair. This is particularly concerning if you already have dry or damaged hair, or regularly heat, color, or chemical-treated hair. This friction unnecessarily pulls your skin in a variety of directions, which contributes to fine lines and wrinkles.
Even though cotton is a natural fiber, lying all night on a standard pillowcase will suck the moisture from your hair—and will even absorb much of the expensive serum and night cream you apply to your face.
Upgrade To A Beauty Pillowcase
To avoid the wrinkle-causing, moisture-zapping effects of standard linen sets—simply switch to a silk or satin pillowcase, or a specially designated beauty pillowcase. The smooth texture of these pillows will allow both your skin and your hair to glide with ease while you roll over or move your head from side to side. Not only that, but they will maintain the natural, or applied, moisture for both your hair and skin.
You can find beauty pillowcases on Amazon, in many beauty and cosmetic departments. When in a pinch, you can use a silk or satin nightie instead.