Copper pillowcases are relatively new on the market in terms of acne prevention and beauty and hair benefits, but the use of copper in textiles is not new. Copper is said to have been infused in hospital linens, scrubs, and other medical fabrics to prevent the growth and spread of bacteria, which I find hard to believe as bacteria and viruses spread rapidly like wildfire within sterile setting such as hospital, just saying......
Copper pillow cases have copper oxide particles embedded in fabrics like polyester or nylon. Using a copper pillowcase has anti-microbial and healing benefits for breakouts and may reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
Copper also has the power to restore damaged tissue. Copper has been placed in bandages for wound treatment and in socks to cure athletes foot or to prevent or heal foot sores on people who have diabetes. A copper pillowcase, therefore, could reduce skin inflammation or speed the repair of acne flare ups.
It’s not just an added bonus for those looking to keep clear skin. Copper pillowcases also have anti-aging properties. When the skin is in contact with the copper fibers, copper ions are liberated into the moisture found in the skin’s upper layers. These released copper ions support the skin’s natural self-renewal process and help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and promote healthier-looking glowing skin.
So, do you NEED one? If you’re already thinking about making a switch, you’ll get more bang for your money with the benefits of copper. Plus copper infused cases are typically made with fabrics like polyester or nylon. Although not actually silk, a copper pillowcase will be “silk like” in terms of creating less friction for your hair and face and reducing oil absorption.