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Old 08-10-2012, 10:26 AM   #1
 
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Default Satin Pillowcases and Acne

Hi all! I saw a post on this topic, but no one seemed to address the acne issue. Has anyone had an acne/breakout flare up when switching to a satin pillowcase? I have been experiencing a lot of fresh breakouts on my jaw, chin, and neck. It started to flare up when I started CG, but was going away. The past 2-3 nights I have slept on a satin pillowcase and it is getting worse again. I am wondering if anyone else has had the same problem and what you did to eliminate it. Thanks!
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:29 PM   #2
 
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Interesting. Love to know if others have seen this connection!
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If you're using a satin pillowcase made with synthetic fibre, that could be because the material is nonabsorbent. I don't know if its generating heat (and increasing sweat) would be a factor.
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If you're using a satin pillowcase made with synthetic fibre, that could be because the material is nonabsorbent. I don't know if its generating heat (and increasing sweat) would be a factor.
Yes if it's not absorbing oil then it could be that the oil from your hair and skin is just getting put back onto your face.

I use a satin pillowcase made with synthetic fibers and I'm not experiencing any acne, but one time I tried an overnight oil treatment and woke up with a gross and extremly oily pillow.
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i'm experiencing the same thing! i sleep on my side/stomach and the breakouts are getting out of control.

i'm going to try switching out pillowcases more often and washing them more frequently. or just sleep on your back.
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I was going to suggest if maybe you have product in your hair its staying on the surface of your pillowcase and transferring to your face.

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Old 08-12-2012, 02:04 PM   #7
 
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It's so frustrating. I guess I am going to have to ditch that pillowcase and opt for some more natural (and expensive!) silk ones.
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:32 AM   #8
 
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Interesting. I've never had a sty in my life and over the past 2 months I've had about 5. I wonder if it's related.


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Dharma Trading Co. has pretty reasonably priced silk charmeuse pillowcases here. They also have very good service.
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