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How Often Do You Change Your Pillowcase?

I have a friend who has impeccable skin. No really, she has the kind of skin that prompts strangers to approach her in public and inquire about her skincare regimen. She's always very modest, thanks him or her, and then describes her routine. It's nothing mind-blowing — she's likely blessed with good genes, she just cleanses, tones, and moisturizes (with sunscreen) — but her secret, she swears, is that she changes her pillowcase nightly.

Now that seems a little extreme to me, and not very environmentally friendly, but her skin is amazing, and maybe the proof is in the pudding. So tell me, are you a frequent changer, like my friend, or do you linger in between washes?


biarose biarose 8 years
Every time I wash my hair I swap my pillow
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
Biweekly... I tend to wash my sheets and duvet every two weeks.
telane telane 8 years
I actually change/wash my sheets weekly, but I have two different pillows that I alternate. I use one for 3-4 days and then switch to the other.
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
I change them up every month or so but I also sleep on my back and my face rarely ever touches the pillow so I don't feel the need to change it that often.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
This is gonna sound gnarly but I change my bed clothes when they start to smell a little sweaty. Which is usually once a month or so. I usually end up using my blanket as a pillow and that gets changed or rotated weekly
pinkpeonygirl pinkpeonygirl 8 years
I sleep on my stomach, so I don't use my pillow that much, but it actually makes sense. Good idea! Let's see how long I can keep it up.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Every other week.
emalove emalove 8 years
I change mine once a week.
kaykayelle kaykayelle 8 years
Seriously, I have horrible acne scars on the sides of my face from pillows. Not from pillows itself, but from the oils. It's not even my face so much as all my hair that grosses me out. I should wash them everyday. I for sure know it would help.
Reenz Reenz 8 years
omg... wtf??? 50 effing 8 said yearly. this page needs to be bookmarked
Allytta Allytta 8 years
girls, haven't you ever slept with a guy in gis early 20s whose whole room looking back was totally ick? i bet he changed his sheets yearly.
polkadots567 polkadots567 8 years
i change monthly... but yearly? oh ew
sofi sofi 8 years
Weekly change the sheets for our family. I can't see doing this nightly. If you flip the pillow and rotate it you can get away with 4 nights easily :shrug: "Yearly", seriously? I am cringing at just the thought of those beds-eek.
Blix Blix 8 years
I've been doing this since i was a kid. I've passed on my tick to my son who will be going to college.
Gwen-G Gwen-G 8 years
About two times per week
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 8 years
I change my sheets & pillow cases weekly when I do my laundry. I think daily is overkill, but that's just me. And I HOPE that the people who chose yearly are joking.
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 8 years
Weekly - not only bc. of my skin but because I have wicked allergies and washing the sheets weekly makes a BIG diff. 4 someone like me. I would do it anyways thought bc that's just me...
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 8 years
Who are the 40 people who change their case once a year!!!!!!!!?????? Ugh. My old OCD kicked in. J/K
GKitty GKitty 8 years
If you can't do it for it for you lover, A clean bed is wonderful!!!
ShelleyHFan ShelleyHFan 8 years
I'm with Minze on this, even though if I am incredibly stress (and that would have to be an awful lot) I would let it go a week or month but no more than that. Too gross.
rainbow-cadillac rainbow-cadillac 8 years
I change it weekly. I might try doing it more often and to see if anything changes. Once I stopped using fabric softener on my sheets, I have stop getting more breakouts. Is that the case for anyone else?
minze minze 8 years
pillow case... i change NIGHTLY. sheets...i change weekly. I can't believe people change them MONTHLY or even YEARLY. that's just so GROSS and totally unhygienic!!
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