What causes pimples?
Odds are that you’ve dealt with acne at some point in your life. If you’re past your teenage years and are still dealing with this annoyance, you’re probably more than ready to get rid of it for good. However, before you go rushing off to buy really expensive face masks to fight acne, it’s important to understand what causes acne in the first place so that you can figure out your own personal root causes and then take the necessary steps to address them. It won’t be easy, but it will be well worth it to finally achieve amazing clear skin.
Your skin has tiny holes called pores that can become blocked by oil, bacteria, dead skin cells, and dirt. When this occurs, you may develop a pimple or “zit.” If your skin is repeatedly affected by this condition, you may have acne.
Each pore of your skin is the opening to a follicle. The follicle is made up of a hair and a sebaceous (oil) gland.
The oil gland releases sebum (oil), which travels up the hair, out of the pore, and onto your skin. The sebum keeps your skin lubricated and soft.
One or more problems in this lubrication process can cause acne. It can occur when:
- too much oil is produced by your follicles
- dead skin cells accumulate in your pores
- bacteria build up in your pores
These problems contribute to the development of pimples. A pimple appears when bacteria grows in a clogged pore and the oil is unable to escape.
Can your bed sheets be causing you acne?
For most of us we look immediately look to our beauty products like face washes, makeup, and face masks when investigating the cause of our acne. However, one unexpected source of acne might be lurking elsewhere… in your bedroom when you go to sleep! no, it’s your mate…Believe it or not, your sheets could actually be causing, or at the very least exacerbating, your acne if you do not wash them enough.
This is because sheets very easily become a breeding ground for bacteria thanks to all the dirt, sweat, and body oils that are absorbed into the fibers where they can then reproduce and be transferred back onto your skin when you go to bed the next day. Just think about how much exposure you are getting to this bacteria in your sheets when you spend eight hours sleeping every day! Nasty right? The good news is that there is a solution to this unfortunate issue.
Silver infused sheets make a difference?
Silver-infused sheets could be the answer you’ve been looking for when it comes to stubborn skin issues like acne. This is because these sheets contain small amounts of silver threads that are able to kill 99.9% of bacteria within the fabric! That pretty amazing right!? But how does this happen? Is it magic? As it turns out, it’s actually a really natural process! The element silver has ions that possess a positive charge. Due to this charge, these fibers are able to suck in bacteria and germs like a magnet — killing them and preventing them from spreading all around and transferring back to your skin. Since your sheets are now germ-free for up to three times longer than regular sheets without silver technology, you can rest assured that you aren’t doing more harm than good while you’re sleeping.
Switching your sheets of course is a level up to promoting better skin along with other essential factors. Including:
- Washing your face with a gentle cleanser twice a day — no more and no less. If you have oily skin, it may be tempting to wash more often but that can actually cause more harm than good. Stick to washing your face in the morning and at night before you go to bed.
- Change your skincare products to avoid harsh ingredients that could be irritating your skin and causing it to break out.
- Change your diet to avoid oily and fatty foods that could actually be causing you to break out. Not only is it better for your skin, but it’s better for your overall health too.
Who does want to wash less? Your sheets and towels will last longer and there will be less odor. You’ll wake up to healthier skin no matter how many times you roll around in your sheets. You wont be cuddling with your sweat and yesterdays bacteria! Needless, to say that we should all rethink what bed sheets we buy and how important it is to invest in our sleep quality.