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Why Skincare Breakouts Are Related to Bed Sheets

There are many factors that can contribute to acne, including genetics, hormones, and lifestyle choices. We spend nearly one-third of our lives in our bedrooms.

It's undeniable that we set an environment that we love and can sleep happily. One factor that is often overlooked is the type of bed sheets you sleep on. So, what are the ins and outs of why skincare breakouts are related to bed sheets?

How bed sheets can contribute to acne

When you sleep, your body produces sweat and oil. If your bed sheets are not washed regularly, this sweat and oil can build up and create a breeding ground for bacteria. These bacteria can then clog your pores and lead to acne breakouts.

How to prevent acne breakouts from bed sheets

Wash your bed sheets at least once a week in hot water. Use a mild detergent that is free of harsh chemicals. Avoid using fabric softener, as this can coat your sheets and make them less breathable. If you are prone to acne, you may want to consider investing in silk or satin sheets. These fabrics are less likely to trap sweat and oil, which can help to prevent breakouts.

What materials should you choose from?


Our Bamboo Sheet Sets provide a longer lifespan than the bamboo blend sheets, microfiber or cotton sheets. Crafted 100% from pure bamboo, these sheets have a history of retaining their softness by promoting excellent breathability, and temperature regulation keeping you comfortable and cool while you sleep, especially when warmer climates arise.

A great choice for anyone with allergies, hot flashes, or sensitive skin, our bamboo fabrics are hygroscopic, moisture wicking sheets. Meaning they absorb moisture and move it away from your body. The moisture-wicking properties of these soft bamboo sheets deliver a dry, fresh, and friendly night’s sleep.


Cotton sheets are made from natural fibers that come from the cotton plant. They are known for being breathable and soft, which makes them perfect for warm weather. Cotton sheets are also known for being hypoallergenic, which means they're less likely to cause skin irritation.

One of the biggest advantages of cotton sheets is their breathability. This makes them perfect for hot summer nights, as they will keep you cool and comfortable while you sleep. Additionally, cotton sheets are known for being soft and comfortable to sleep on. The natural fibers of the cotton plant are also biodegradable, which makes them an environmentally friendly choice.

Change Your Bedding

As much as you're attached to your bedding, you will eventually have to switch them for a new fresh pair!

To prevent the build-up of bacteria and dirt, which can lead to skin irritation and other problems it’s important to find sheets that are made from a high-quality fabric and should wash your sheets at least once a week, especially if you sweat or toss and turn a lot at night.

Whether you choose to wash the same pair of pillowcases or sheets regularly or stock multiple sets, try to keep a steady rotation of cases for optimal skin.

Wash in Gentle Detergent

When washing your sheets, it is important to choose a gentle detergent that will not damage the fabric. Avoid using laundry detergents that contain harsh chemicals and fragrances, as these can cause skin irritation and fading. Instead, opt for a mild, fragrance-free detergent, or a laundry soap specifically designed for delicate fabrics.

Keep a Healthy Balanced Diet, Skincare, and Sleep Regime

Living a healthy lifestyle and environment are at the top of everyone’s list. Whether it be investing in new bedding, having an equally balanced diet, skincare routine, and sleep regime is essential to your lifestyle and personality. 

CGK Linens bamboo bed sheets have moist-wicking properties and also wick away from the skin. Sweat is a major cause of blocked pores, which form blackheads, and potentially form spots.

Cotton pillowcases, therefore, can support your skincare routine by keeping your skin dry at night. Make sure to select a from our variety of bedding to compliment your moisture-wicking bedding.

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