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80% of teenagers between the ages of 13 – 18 years will have acne at some time.
Surveys in the UK reveal that nearly 3 in every 10 teenagers suffer from severe acne and require treatment to prevent scarring. If you have the condition then you are, no doubt, fully aware of the causes, symptoms and common treatments available to you so we won’t bore you with that.
What you really want to know is
“How can a pillowcase affect my acne?”
Acne may be classified as inflammatory or non-inflammatory and may appear in one of several forms, ranging from whiteheads to pus-filled cysts. People with inflamed acne may suffer skin damage and scarring so it's worth treating as soon as possible. Bacterial inflammation causes redness, swelling and pain in the affected areas.
The DermaTherapy Pillowcase helps combat acne in 2 ways:
the fabric of the pillowcase is specially woven to be silky smooth to reduce irritation to the skin on the face. Moisture is drawn away from the skin reducing the risk of the skin sticking to the fabric. This stops the skin from becoming damp and sticky. This is important as irritation of the skin by excessive sweating, irritating clothing and bedding has been linked to worsening acne.

there is a special coating on the fabric which kills bacteria on contact. It doesn’t leak onto your skin but it does help prevent the build-up of bacteria such as p. Acnes which has been linked to inflammation on the skin of acne sufferers.




37 patients suffering from acne on the face were recruited into a study at the Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University Health Science Department, USA. The study was conducted over 12 weeks with 18 patients using the DermaTherapy pillow cases and 19 patients using an inactive standard pillow case (placebo) to sleep on.

Patients were not allowed to use any anti acne medication prior to and during the trial but facial moisturisers were permitted.

The investigators were trying to see whether there was a reduction in the number of spots on the face of each patient using the DermaTherapy compared with the placebo.

DermaTherapy graph showing the reduction in average number of acne lesions

In the DermaTherapy group there was a 40% reduction in non-inflammatory spots compared with only 17% for those patients using the placebo and a 49% reduction in inflammatory lesions compared with only 14% on placebo.

No individual patient of either group was completely cleared of their acne but the trends do suggest that “DermaTherapy Pillow Cases may be a useful addition to conventional medications in the management of facial acne”.

- and if you have acne elsewhere then the sheets might help too!

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