What Causes Yellow Stains on Your pillows?

What Causes Yellow Stains on Your pillow?



Sweat stains may be invisible in the initial stages but over time, they can lead not only to yellow marks on your pillow but bad odour as well. This is by far the most usual reason for the yellowing of your pillow, even your pillows, for that matter.



Oil can come from your body and from the food you carry to your bed too. The stains these oils can cause can be present for a long time until they become yellow. It may take the help of a professional pillow cleaner to completely remove them.



The sweat, urine, and oils on your pillow can all create excess moisture and this is all that mould and mildew need to grow. Similar to other yellow stains, mould can look like small yellow spots covering a specific area of the pillow.

So, How To Prevent Pillow Stains?

1. Sleep With A Headdress On

If you are someone who uses hair products that contain oils, it may be a good idea to sleep in a scarf, head wrap, or satin cap to prevent the oils from these products from lingering on your pillowcase. Or, if you’re someone who washes their hair at night before going to bed, be sure to thoroughly blow dry your hair or allow it time to air-dry before laying down for the night. The calcium in the water can cause stains over time.

2.Wash Your Face Before Laying Down

If you wash your face before you go to bed, you can help prevent the transfer of makeup, dirt, dust, and other pollutants that can cause your pillows to develop stains. Human skin naturally absorbs whatever is in the atmosphere, so if you spent the entire day outside, chances are that you may transfer whatever pollutants and dirt are present outdoors right onto your bedsheets.

3.Change Your Pillowcases (And Sheets) Every Few Days

Washing your pillowcases (and bedsheets) frequently can help to prevent stains from setting into the fabric. If you have more than one set of sheets, try to change them every four to six days to keep them from developing a dingy or yellow tint.

4.Buy Pillow-Protecting Pillowcases

Today, you can find various brands of pillowcases or pillow protectors that you can place on your pillow to prevent them from staining. Most of these have antibacterial properties that can prevent odors and stains from building up in the fibers of the pillow.