Everybody probably knows someone that struggles with sensitive skin and maintaining a smooth and clear skin complexion.
We've all seen the late night Danoz Direct style advertisements offering clearer skin in 30 days or your money back.
But did you know there's a natural way to enjoy clearer skin without all the ointments, creams and facewash's?
The answer might not be what you expect either - but believe it or not, replacing your old bedding with a bamboo sheet set is an incredibly effective way to take better care of your skin.
Don't believe us? Read on to learn the potential benefits.
How are bamboo sheets good for your skin?
The popularity of bamboo bedding is absolutely sky-rocketing right now.
Although the initial rise in popularity can probably be attributed to the bamboo plant being eco friendly, sleepers across the country are starting to realise a wealth of other benefits that bamboo fabric offers.
One of these benefits of bamboo is the ability for bamboo bedding to improve the health of your skin.
Bamboo houses lots of natural silica which is great for your skin. In fact, it contains roughly 70% silica which makes it the single richest source of this mineral.
With the silica element in addition to a range of other factors, bamboo sheets have the ability to:
- Reduce the regularity of acne breakouts
- Insulate your skin and regulate body temperature
- Soothe particular skin conditions
- Keep you dry during the night
Let us explain in greater depth.
Reduce the regularity of acne breakouts
One of the more impressive elements of bamboo bed sheets is their antimicrobial properties.
Why is this relevant?
Well, one of the biggest causes of acne breakouts is bacteria, which clogs up the skin pores and results in infection.
Bamboo linen is naturally antibacterial thanks to its moisture wicking capabilities.
As a result, bamboo sheets greatly reduce the build up of moisture and dust mites which can contribute to the growth of bacterial microorganisms throughout the night, making them perfect for teenagers battling the acne war as well as people with sensitive skin.
Insulate your skin and regulate body temperature
The unique way in which bamboo sheets are made contributes to their ability to regulate body temperature and insulate your skin no matter the sleeping conditions.
Bamboo beddings phenomenal insulation comes from natural fibers in the raw material.
They can help you stay cool and breathable in summer, and warm and cosy in winter.
What does this have to do with your skin?
Well, in the colder months of the year, bamboo sheets trap heat meaning your skin doesn't have to work nearly as hard at retaining heat to keep you warm.
On the flip side, in the warmer months of the year you sweat less and stay more hydrated because the sheets are incredibly breathable.
Both scenarios contribute to healthier skin and superior sleep all night long.
Help to soothe particular skin conditions
Bamboo bedding is great at soothing any pre-existing skin conditions you may have.
If you suffer from eczema or have a tendency to sunbake a little too long, bamboo bedding should be high on your agenda as a new addition to your bed.
As bamboo sheets are so smooth and silky soft, the texture of the material reduces skin irritation and the scratchiness you sometimes get from other materials.
As a result, if you have these pre-existing skin conditions or just dry skin in general, flare-ups will heal quicker as opposed to lasting longer than they should, resulting in a non-irritating sleep.
Keeps you dry during the night
Another one of the benefits of bamboo bed sheets is their ability to keep you dry during those hot Australian nights of summer.
Bamboo sheets are incredibly absorbent, in fact, they're 40% more absorbent than some other materials such as cotton.
We've all been there, it's the middle of summer and you wake up in a pile of sweat because your sheets can't absorb the moisture quick enough.
Not with bamboo sheets, their ability to absorb sweat while also staying cool and breathable means less oils stuck to your skin and a smoother, more clear skin complexion.
So for all those HOT sleepers out there struggling with the night sweats and wet hair, bamboo should go to the top of your bedding options.
If you're looking for an alternative to all those rigorous and annoying skin maintenance regiments, we've got good news for you.
You can make an easy addition to your bed with some bed sheets made from bamboo. Not only are they incredibly soft and deliver fantastic beauty sleep, they also have immense qualities that help contribute to cleaner, more healthy skin.
- AYR Skin Care, "Bamboo Extract - One of the Most Exciting Ingredients For Your Skin", January 27, 2020 (Accessed October 2021)
- The Travel Bug Bite, "Cotton vs Bamboo: Which is Better for the Planet & You", November 17, 2020 (Accessed October 2021)