Considering any and everything seems to induce a breakout, you'd think your facade wasn't safe from the world. Everything from the foods you consume to your cleanser to your pillowcase — yes, even a freaking pillowcase — can make your skin to go cuckoo. Hence, a pillowcase that helps prevent breakouts actually exists — but the actual concept is pretty strange.
You may use a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer with all-star ingredients, but even a holy grail skin regimen can let you down every now and then. Even when you dab on a spot treatment to save your face, sometimes that's not enough either. You're left wondering what the heck could be causing your skin care routine to backfire. Chances are you never thought your pillowcase could be the sneaky culprit.
Sorry to ruin the sweet memories you have of catching Z's on your favorite pillow, but your pillowcase could be an unexpected cause of acne. Enter the Déjà pillowcase, a sleep solution that helps curb acne by using "pages" to flip to a fresh "sheet" of your case each night. The genius concept is meant to give your facade fresh fabric to lay on so that it won't be plagued by dirt and impurities.
It may be disturbing to hear that your pillowcase is a nesting ground for bacteria, but that may be the case. Think about it. You rest on your pillow every night, transferring dirt, oil, dead skin cells, and other impurities to the fabric that may clog your pores and cause breakouts.
"Lying face first on said fabric could cause a certain type of breakout known as 'acne mechanica'," reported Allure from an interview with New York City-based dermatologist Dendy Engelman. "This type of acne occurs, quite simply, as the result of 'materials or objects touching your face."
In other words, failing to wash your sheets on the regular can have disastrous consequences for your face. But it's really unrealistic for many to wash their pillowcase on a daily basis.
For those who can't be bothered with doing daily laundry, Déjà, a new company who's star product is the page-flipping pillowcase, is here to save the day. Made from 100% cotton, the Déjà pillowcase allows users to turn to a new page for eight nights of fresh sheets. At the end of the week, one would simply wash the pillowcase to begin a new cycle of clean sleep. Easy peasy.
Although the Déjà case is a beauty miracle for acne prone skin, don't think it's a substitute for your nightly regimen. You still have to cleanse and treat your facade. This pillowcase just helps keep weeks worth of bacteria buildup from further impacting your skin.
"This is a great option for those struggling with acne," Engelman told Allure. "While you do not need to change your pillow every night, if you've cleansed your skin, this could help on nights that you forget."
If you're worried about the pages as you toss and turn throughout the night, there's a built-in-mechanism to keep the sheets in place. As sheets flip from one side to the next, they're secured with a ribbon to ensure they don't budge.
At $44 a pop, it may seem like the pillowcase costs a pretty penny, but the prospect of blemish-free skin makes the price so worth it. Plus, the company accepts returns so that you can "try something new risk-free."
There's really no reason not to give the Déjà pillowcase a chance. It's the skin care essential you never knew you needed, cheaper than topical creams you continuously repurchase and guaranteed not to interfere with any of the ingredients you already use on your face.
It's really quite the game-changer.