Are You Washing Your Pillowcase Frequently Enough? Tips on Washing and Drying

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Do you change your pillowcase regularly? If so, good for you! But if not, it may be time to start. The average person changes his or her pillowcase every two weeks. However, some experts believe that should be increased to once a week. Either way, washing frequently is important for the health of your face and neck — and even help reduce wrinkles! This blog will give you some tips on how often (and how) to wash your pillowcases.

How often should you wash your pillowcase?

It’s important to note that how often you should wash your pillowcase depends on the lifestyle of the person sleeping on it. If you have a lot of skin problems, it might be beneficial to wash it more frequently than someone who doesn’t. If you have a lot of hair products, such as gel and mousse, washing your pillowcases more often is also recommended.

Smokers may want to consider washing their bedding more frequently because smoking makes nicotine and other chemicals build up in fabrics over time (even after they’re washed).

How to wash your pillowcase in the washing machine and dryer.

If you want to keep your pillowcase clean, the best way to do that is by washing the case in the washing machine. You’ll need:

  • a pillowcase (obviously)
  • a sink full of hot water and a bit of detergent or soap

To wash your case, place it in a sink full of hot water and add some mild detergent or soap. Gently rub the fabric together with your fingers until suds appear; then rinse thoroughly with cold water until no suds remain. Hang the case up to dry or tumble dry on low heat—if you use high heat, it can cause shrinkage!

Tips for washing polyester or polyester-blend pillowcases.

  • Use a mild detergent.
  • Wash on the gentle cycle.
  • Wash in warm water.
  • Do not use bleach on your pillowcase, even if it has white fabric or is bleachable. Bleach can cause yellowing and damage to other fabrics in the load—including your comforter or blanket.
  • Don’t wash with towels because they might have oils on them that will transfer onto your newly washed pillowcase and leave behind stains that won’t come out easily when you launder the item again later on down the road (or even within a few uses). If you must wash them together, place each item in its own bag or mesh laundry bag so there’s no chance of color bleeding between items during washing or drying cycles.* Do not over-dry; air-dry instead if possible! To speed up drying time, lay flat instead of hanging up by its hemmed end corners.* Finally…don’t use fabric softener! This will make sheets less absorbent so they don’t do their job as well when used overnight while sleeping under blankets/covers; it also makes them less durable overall which means frequent replacement costs down the line.”

What about silk pillowcases?

If you’ve got the money and are willing to invest in your beauty sleep, then yes, silk pillowcases are a good idea. You’ll pay more for them than cotton but they’re softer and more breathable—and they last longer too. Silk is also less likely to wrinkle than cotton, which means less time spent ironing or steaming!

Silk pillowcases come in single-ply (just one layer) or double-ply (two layers). Single-plies tend to be cheaper and work just as well as double-plies.

Make sure to wash your pillowcase frequently.

Pillowcases are a breeding ground for bacteria and dust mites, so it is best to wash them frequently. If you use your pillowcase daily, then you should wash the case at least once a week. A weekly washing is recommended even if you use your pillowcase only occasionally because it will help keep dust mites out of your bed and reduce the risk of allergies.

If using bleach or color brighteners in your detergent, make sure they do not come into contact with any colored components on the inside or outside of the pillowcases. If they do come into contact with these colors, they may cause fading in some areas of the fabric over time if left unattended!

There are many types of detergent available on today’s market: traditional liquid form; powder form; liquid pods that dissolve directly into water before being placed inside washing machine (or even put straight onto clothing items); etcetera! These different options have different benefits/disadvantages depending upon how often one washes their laundry items – this will depend largely upon which type(s) work best for each individual lifestyle situation.”


It’s important to keep your pillowcase clean, but it doesn’t have to be a huge hassle. With the right laundry supplies, you can easily wash your pillowcase in your washing machine and dryer. You may also want to add some vinegar or laundry soap to help make sure that it stays fresh for as long as possible!

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