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I've been so careful not to get any BP gel on my clothes in case they got bleached but then this afternoon I noticed that my once lilac pillowcase has turned a rather odd shade of pink in the spot where I sleep!

Anyone have any tips on how to avoid this? Would it help if I left longer between putting on the BP at night and going to bed?

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Do you put on moisterizer after the bp? I use bp at night then I wait about 10 minutes and moisterize and I haven't had any bleaching on my pillowcase.

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I've been so careful not to get any BP gel on my clothes in case they got bleached but then this afternoon I noticed that my once lilac pillowcase has turned a rather odd shade of pink in the spot where I sleep!

Anyone have any tips on how to avoid this? Would it help if I left longer between putting on the BP at night and going to bed?

lol yeh i've completely 'bleached' 3 pillow cases. I've given up worrying about it, they're not expensive - maybe just use a few 'old' ones

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If you just use white pillowcases it shouldnt be noticable!

yep, I agree.

I bought a few cheap plain white pillow cases at Walmart and just use those.

It is one of the unfortunate things about bp, but worth the hassle, imo.

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Thanks guys!

Morie - yeah, I use moisturiser but I've still had bleaching. Janiet53 and Brandy - I actually used a white pillowcase last night and it looks fine this morning so I think I'll stick with that!

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I think if you do the regimen earlier and wait quite a while between applying BP and moisturizer, it shouldn't bleach anything. I do it ~2 hours before I go to sleep, and wait ~25 minutes after applying BP and before applying moisturizer. No bleaching whatsoever.

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Fifth on the white pillowcase.

I had to sacrifice interior color decorations on my bed once I started using the BP but its worth it.

It does piss me off that I have ruined 10+ sky blue colored and grass green colored shirts.

Those two colors seem to be especially vulnerable, anyone else had those experieinces?

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Fifth on the white pillowcase.

I had to sacrifice interior color decorations on my bed once I started using the BP but its worth it.

It does piss me off that I have ruined 10+ sky blue colored and grass green colored shirts.

Those two colors seem to be especially vulnerable, anyone else had those experieinces?

It seems to always be those colors. I even have trouble with black. It will turn pink where the BP was. Most times I didn't even know I transfered the BP to an item of clothing. I think it has something to do with laundry (water?) because I always notice color changes when I am folding clean cloths. Just stick with white and don't let any clothing that you really like touch your face even when you take a shirt off over you head. when you do laundry try to seperate the items that you know for sure might have BP on them because I think the BP transfer to the the blues and greens during the wash cycle.

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I have an extra pillow which I always keep a white pillow case on regardless of my bedding color. I put it in the closet sometimes when I want my bed to look all perdy and then pull it out to use it.

I still go with light sheet colors (ie. beige) because it's nice not to be forced to use white and still not have to worry about ruining sheets.

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