How Often Should You Be Washing Your Bedding?

Self Care Starts with Bed Wear

If 2019 is your year of self-care, start your routines by washing all of your bedding - sheets, pillowcases, shams, and duvet covers included.

Bedding that goes too long without being washed is a playground for dead skin cells, skin oils, and sweat, most of which cannot be seen with the naked eye. They can also be the perfect breeding ground for dust mites. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, the average adult person may shed up to 1.5 grams of skin a day, which is enough to feed one million dust mites - yikes!

So How Often Should We Wash Our Bedding?

The general consensus is that bedding should be washed every one to two weeks. It’s especially important to be washing your bedding weekly or biweekly if you have a dust mite allergy, as well as protecting your mattress and pillows with zippered covers. Of course, there’s a ton of different factors that come into play when it comes to how often your sheets should be cleaned - if you’re someone who sweats a lot while they sleep, if you take showers in the morning and not at night, if someone in your home is sick, if you like to sleep a​u naturel​, etc. If any of those are the case, you might want to wash them more frequently.

Washing Your Sheets Often Can Actually Save You Money

Linens such as fitted sheets, pillow cases, and mattress toppers are essential to your bedding being protected - like your pillows, comforters and duvets, and mattress! Big ticket items are expensive to replace and should be dressed with great quality sheets to prolong their life span.

Pillows should be washed one to two times a year, and as needed to get rid of stains and odors. Follow your pillows’ care tags for proper washing instructions, and make sure that they’re completely dry before placing them back on your bed to avoid mold growth.

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Comforters and duvets can follow the same wash schedule as your pillows. While each of these pieces are used on a nightly basis, they should always be covered; that extra layer of protection means you don’t have to be as strict with washing them on a weekly basis. Stains and odors are obviously a problem, and you want to get them out before they settle in. Wash them as needed, but usually one to two times a year is good enough.

Don't Forget Your Mattress

People are often not aware that cleaning your mattress is super easy to do, and should only be done twice a year! Using the hose attachment, simply vacuum the top of the mattress and remove stains with a damp cloth. By using a mattress pad and rotating every couple of months, you can prolong the life and cleanliness of your most prized bedroom possession.

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Your Self Care Should Start & End with Sleeping on Great Quality Sheets

If you're investing in a lengthy self care routine, your efforts could be thwarted by your chemically-soaked and dust-filled linens. Having quality sheets, mattress topper, and pillow cases can make the difference between dull and radiant skin, hair, and nails.

We recommend opting for Egyptian Cotton bedding because it's great for all skin types, especially sensitive skin. This type of cotton is breathable, soft, durable, and a natural fabric that absorbs excess moisture allowing your skin to breathe and aids in regulating body temperature.

At Pure Parima, we use only genuine 100% Egyptian Cotton, certified by the Cotton Egypt Association for authenticity. Our products are environmentally conscious, natural, sustainable, biodegradable, and made with renewable resources. We don't use plastic packaging or extensive finishing processes because our raw materials are of the highest quality. We don't have to compensate with special chemical finishes on our sheets to create a nice hand-feel because 100% Egyptian Cotton sheets are naturally soft, silky, and smooth.

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