9 Ways To Get Better Skin While You Sleep

The search for the perfect skincare regimen can be super challenging. Finding the right face wash, serums, moisturizer, and more is key to having a great complexion, but with about a million products out there, it can be hard to find the right fit. It turns out that your pillowcase can actually be a really important part of your skincare routine. Skin laundry's SleepCycle pillow case claims to fight pimples while you sleep, according to Teen Vogue, and it's not the only product that does wonders overnight, either.

People work hard during the day to get better skin, so why not take it one step further and give your skin some TLC throughout the night as well? Better yet, why not just let your pillowcase do the work work for you? According to Teen Vogue, the SleepCycle Pillowcase uses silver ion technology to help reduce harmful bacteria on your pillow and your skin. It apparently cleans your face while you sleep, so basically it's like getting one giant overnight facial. Yes, please!

If your sheets are dirty, you skin is likely to be dirty as well, so it makes complete sense to trade your average linens for something that will do wonders for your face. While you should probably still wash your face every night, the company claims that using the pillowcase every night will help you maintain clearer skin. At only $30 for a queen-size case, this sounds like a literal dream come true.

Sleepcycle Pillowcase, $30, Skin Laundry

Finding the right pillowcase is super important for your skin, but it's not the only way to fight breakouts while you sleep. There are plenty of tips for bettering your skin overnight. Read on for a few more of my faves.

1. Wash Your Hands Before Bed

Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Liquid Hand Soap (Pack of 2) , $8, Amazon

It sounds pointless, but I promise you'll see a difference. You can't always control touching your face in your sleep, so you should keep them clean just in case.

2. Wash Your Pillowcase Once A Week

To avoid breakouts, you should wash your pillowcase once a week. According to doctors, you should also skip dryer sheets when you wash your linens, the Huffington Post reports, since they can sometimes clog pores.

3. Remove All Of Your Makeup

Purity One Step Facial Cleaners, $27, Amazon

It's no surprise that sleeping in your makeup is bad for your skin, but sometimes the average makeup remover isn't enough. Make sure you're washing your face with a gentle yet powerful cleanser as well to remove makeup and residue completely.

4. Get A Humidifier

HoMedics Personal Humidifier, $20, Amazon

According to Good Housekeeping, the best thing you can do for your face overnight is keeping it hydrated with a humidifier. This is especially important during the winter months.

5. Listen To Your Face

Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream, $42, HSN

Just like the seasons change, so does your skin. Instead of just following the same face routine every night, make sure you're looking at your skin to see what types of products it needs and tailor your regimen accordingly.

6. Drink Water Before Bed

Bedside Water Pitcher Set, $18, Burke Decor

Drinking water before bed is important for replenishing the body and the skin, according to Fit Day.

7. Check Your Sleeping Position

According to Women's Day, the best sleeping position for your skin is on your back. That way your face isn't being smushed into the pillow or pulled by your hands.

8. Get A Full Eight Hours Sleep

It turns out getting enough sleep isn't just good for your body but your skin as well. According to Fitness Magazine, the last three hours out of a full eight hours are when your skin is able to really rest and rejuvenate.

9. Pick The Right Pillowcase

Slip Silk Pillowcase, $79, Sephora

Finding the right pillowcase is more important than you'd think. While fabrics like cotton are thick and clog pores, others, like silk and satin, let your skin breathe while you sleep.

Who knew sleeping your way to better skin could be so easy?

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