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Satin Pillowcases and Acne

Hi all! I saw a post on this topic, but no one seemed to address the acne issue. Has anyone had an acne/breakout flare up when switching to a satin pillowcase? I have been experiencing a lot of fresh breakouts on my jaw, chin, and neck. It started to flare up when I started CG, but was going away. The past 2-3 nights I have slept on a satin pillowcase and it is getting worse again. I am wondering if anyone else has had the same problem and what you did to eliminate it. Thanks!
Day39.jpg
2b/2c Thick, med texture, med porosity

CG 7/25/12

Low Poo: TJ TTT Shampoo
CW: TJ TTT Condish
RO: TN, SN Coconut
LI: TN, KCKT
Stylers: AG re:coil, AIF, BRHG, KCCC, AVG, Tresemme FCSG, Lavish Curls
Methods: MysteryFlavored, SMasters, Icequeen,
2nd Day: pineappling w/ claw clip, satin cap, spritz & diffuse, clip roots, dry plop
DT: SheaM Organic Raw Shea Butter DT Masque

Comments

  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 8,984Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    Interesting. Love to know if others have seen this connection!

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    If you're using a satin pillowcase made with synthetic fibre, that could be because the material is nonabsorbent. I don't know if its generating heat (and increasing sweat) would be a factor.
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • SpiralSpunkSpiralSpunk Posts: 243Registered Users
    If you're using a satin pillowcase made with synthetic fibre, that could be because the material is nonabsorbent. I don't know if its generating heat (and increasing sweat) would be a factor.

    Yes if it's not absorbing oil then it could be that the oil from your hair and skin is just getting put back onto your face.

    I use a satin pillowcase made with synthetic fibers and I'm not experiencing any acne, but one time I tried an overnight oil treatment and woke up with a gross and extremly oily pillow.
  • monipearlmonipearl Posts: 95Registered Users
    i'm experiencing the same thing! i sleep on my side/stomach and the breakouts are getting out of control.

    i'm going to try switching out pillowcases more often and washing them more frequently. or just sleep on your back.
    3c-4b. probably.
    medium/coarse texture.
    (extremely)high density.
    low porosity, normal elasticity.
    co-wash: suave naturals daily clarifying condish with drops of rosemary oil.
    detangling conditioner: tresemme naturals.
    deep conditioner: curly kinks curlycue renew, b.a.s.k. cacao bark, honey/evoo.
  • irociroc Posts: 7,890Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I was going to suggest if maybe you have product in your hair its staying on the surface of your pillowcase and transferring to your face.

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  • PolkadotowlPolkadotowl Posts: 77Registered Users
    It's so frustrating. I guess I am going to have to ditch that pillowcase and opt for some more natural (and expensive!) silk ones.
    Day39.jpg
    2b/2c Thick, med texture, med porosity

    CG 7/25/12

    Low Poo: TJ TTT Shampoo
    CW: TJ TTT Condish
    RO: TN, SN Coconut
    LI: TN, KCKT
    Stylers: AG re:coil, AIF, BRHG, KCCC, AVG, Tresemme FCSG, Lavish Curls
    Methods: MysteryFlavored, SMasters, Icequeen,
    2nd Day: pineappling w/ claw clip, satin cap, spritz & diffuse, clip roots, dry plop
    DT: SheaM Organic Raw Shea Butter DT Masque
  • greencup13greencup13 Posts: 596Registered Users
    Interesting. I've never had a sty in my life and over the past 2 months I've had about 5. I wonder if it's related.


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    3A 3B mix
    Colored treated
    Combo Low and High porosity
    Medium coarse texture

    Goosefootprints hair analysis
    Co-wash- As I Am Co-wash
    RO-GVPCB[/COLOR
    LI- As I Am leave in,
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    Style- la looks sport gel
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Dharma Trading Co. has pretty reasonably priced silk charmeuse pillowcases here. They also have very good service.
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008

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