What if preventing wrinkles and other skin problems were as easy as going to sleep each night? A new and noteworthy trend is metal-infused linens, which claim to reduce acne, minimize wrinkles, and improve your skin -- all you have to do is sleep on them!
Copper-infused sheets and pillowcases have been around for a few years, but now silver-infused linens are gaining popularity. Both of these metals have antimicrobial properties -- meaning they kill bacteria on contact -- so sleeping on infused sheets not only keeps your bed fresh longer, but it could potentially solve some of your biggest skin woes.
Look at it this way: If you're sleeping on a dirty pillowcase, the dirt and bacteria that's accumulated on the fabric can seep into your pores, causing acne, wrinkles, and other symptoms of premature aging. According to the American Society For Microbiology, dry copper is extremely effective at killing unwanted bacteria, so it makes sense that having metal woven into your pillow could benefit your skin.
Researchers tested this theory, and it held up -- a study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science showed that people who slept on a copper-infused pillowcase for a month saw a significant reduction in facial wrinkles and crow's feet, as well as an improvement in the overall appearance of their skin.
These linens aren't the only way you can test of the benefits of copper or silver, though. There are many new skincare products infused with small amounts of these elements. You can even try a metal-infused eye mask. Either way, it seems like an easy strategy to maintain healthy, glowing skin!