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The warning about your pillowcase you NEED to read – and how to fix it today 

REVEALED: The ‘disgusting’ warning about the state of your pillowcase you NEED to read – and how to fix it today

  • A warning has been issued to wash or change your pillowcase more regularly
  • The average pillowcase has 1,000 times more bacteria than a toilet seat
  • A bedding company highlighted after three days, a case is filled with bacteria
  • You can get round this by opting for a silk pillowcase, which repels dirt better
  • Silvi’s silk pillowcases promise to clear up acne and improve any allergies 


A warning has been issued to wash or change your pillowcase more regularly, after it was revealed that the average pillowcase harbours one thousand times more bacteria than a toilet seat. 

Bedding company Silvi highlighted how after just three days, the average pillowcase becomes a bacteria breeding ground.

This can lead to acne, breakouts, sweat and allergies if you don’t put your pillowcase in the washing machine every three to four days.

A warning has been issued to wash or change your pillowcase more regularly, after it was revealed that the average pillowcase harbours one thousand times more bacteria than a toilet seat (pictured)

A warning has been issued to wash or change your pillowcase more regularly, after it was revealed that the average pillowcase harbours one thousand times more bacteria than a toilet seat (pictured)

Bedding company Silvi highlighted how after just three days, the average pillowcase becomes a bacteria breeding ground, but it is much better to sleep on a silk case (pictured)

Bedding company Silvi highlighted how after just three days, the average pillowcase becomes a bacteria breeding ground, but it is much better to sleep on a silk case (pictured)

But there is another way to get round this.

Silvi have launched an anti-acne and anti-bacterial silk pillowcase that requires three times less washing than your typical cotton pillowcase.

The $89 Mulberry Silk Pillowcase is treated with natural silver, which is clinically proven to eliminate 99.7 per cent of acne-causing bacteria and support skin health.

It is also made with hypoallergenic silk, which helps to kill off dust mites and tame allergies, meaning you shouldn’t wake up with a stuffy nose.

Unlike cotton, the Silvi silk pillowcase is naturally thermoregulating and moisture wicking, keeping your body at the ideal temperature through the night. 

Less friction from the fabric also means your hair glides across the fabric, preventing tugging and pulling that can damage hair during the night. 

Silvi have launched an anti-acne and anti-bacterial silk pillowcase that requires three times less washing than your typical cotton pillowcase (pictured before and after three weeks of use)

Silvi have launched an anti-acne and anti-bacterial silk pillowcase that requires three times less washing than your typical cotton pillowcase (pictured before and after three weeks of use)

Those who have tried Silvi's silky pillowcases have shown just how effective they are at beating breakouts and improving the overall quality of shoppers' hair (comparison pictured)

Those who have tried Silvi’s silky pillowcases have shown just how effective they are at beating breakouts and improving the overall quality of shoppers’ hair (comparison pictured)

Those who have tried Silvi’s silky pillowcases have shown just how effective they are at beating breakouts and improving the overall quality of shoppers’ hair.

‘Silvi pillowcases have been a game changer not only for my skin, but for my hair as well,’ one reviewer posted.

‘I always thought my skin issues were hormonal or diet-related, but since switching my pillowcases I’ve been waking up with consistently clearer skin.’

Another added: ‘I bought the Silvi silk pillowcase as I suffer from acne. I’ve used it only for a few weeks so I can give a better perspective after a few months but I already see my acne being less aggressive’.

The pillowcase has over 1,000 glowing five-star reviews. 

A mum-of-two from Melbourne has revealed why you need to wash your pillowcases every three to four days for clearer skin and 'better respiratory health' (pictured)

A mum-of-two from Melbourne has revealed why you need to wash your pillowcases every three to four days for clearer skin and ‘better respiratory health’ (pictured)

Chantel Mila said our pillowcases can harbour all sorts of dirt and grime that can end up on our faces if we're not careful about washing them (pictured)

Chantel Mila said our pillowcases can harbour all sorts of dirt and grime that can end up on our faces if we’re not careful about washing them (pictured)

Previously, mum-of-two Chantel Mila, from Melbourne, revealed why you need to wash your standard cotton pillowcase every three to four days if you want to avoid germs and breakouts.

‘This is your friendly reminder to go and wash your pillowcase,’ Chantel captioned a clip she shared on TikTok.

‘Pillowcases build up sweat and oils, which can lead to breakouts and allergies.

‘Washing them every three to four days and rotating them is extremely important.’

To wash your pillowcase, the mum recommends you pop them in the machine along with a gentle liquid detergent.

Chantel said you shouldn’t overpack the washing machine as this will mean the pillowcases won’t clean well.

Once you’ve added the liquid detergent, the mum-of-two said you should add two or three drops of eucalyptus oil to get rid of dust mites and allergens.

‘Never use fabric softener as this can leave a residue that can cause breakouts,’ Chantel said.

‘Use white vinegar instead. It deodorises everything and leaves your clothes smelling amazing.’ 



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