By Petra Guglielmetti, Glamour magazine
Read More »from Poll: How Often Do You Change Your Pillowcase? (And Here's Why We Ask)
Since you are probably sitting at your desk wishing you were back in bed this Monday morning, let's talk about sheets, shall we? Changing your sheets often isn't just something you should do because Mom trained you well--it also can have a direct impact on the way you look.
Your pillowcase collects all kinds of crud that can clog the pores on your face over time, from conditioner residue left on your hair post-shower to natural scalp oils to grime and grease on your body. That's why dermatologists recommend changing it at least once a week, or more if you're acne-prone. Washing sheets regularly in hot water also kills off dust mites that can cause allergies, leaving you with pink patches or puffy, itchy eyes.
I'm ashamed to admit that since having a baby, I've been slacking in the sheets-changing department, so I recently resolved that I will re-dress our bed every Sunday (along with changing all our towels, the crib sheet, our dishtowels, and