This may sound excessive and might not be necessary for everyone, but using a fresh pillowcase every night is essential if you suffer from acne, allergies or want to freshen up your complexion.
Dr Lee explained: “You rest your face on your pillowcase every night, and even if you have washed and cleansed your face, you are then rubbing your clean skin on potentially contaminated fabric.
“Dead skin cells, sebum, dirt and sweat all combine on your pillowcase to create a hostile environment for skin.
“Washing powder and fabric conditioner also contain chemicals such as phthalates, methylene chloride, 1- dioxide and acetaldehyde.
“Phthalates, for example, have also been linked to other conditions such as asthma, allergies, cancer and diabetes.”