As it turns out, a set of silk sheets can do more than give your room a super-fancy Marie Antoinette vibe. Swapping your go-to cotton pillowcase for a silk version packs major beauty benefits for your skin and hair, putting a literal spin on the term “beauty sleep.” Although your current pillowcase may feel soft to the touch, the friction created by tossing and turning at night can be damaging to the hair follicle, ultimately resulting in more frizz and less shine. Cotton is a material meant to absorb moisture, and it will do just that to your hair. “Hairstyles that lack moisture tend to appear frizzy, lifeless, and more prone to static. Silk is a material that will allow hair to slide around more smoothly so you will have less breakage, and no more bed-head.”
Additionally, your complexion can benefit from a silk pillowcase, especially if your skin is on the sensitive side. Depending on the material or dyes used in a piece of fabric, your seemingly-normal cotton pillowcase may be the culprit behind any irritated areas. Silk is completely natural and hypoallergenic, so it’s much more gentle on your skin, and there is a far slimmer chance that you’ll wake up with an unwanted crease across your cheek. Just like it helps your hair stay more hydrated, silk won’t draw the moisture out of your skin. Additionally, the material breathes much easier than others, meaning those hours late into the night spent searching for the cool side of the pillow are officially over.
Your face has more contact with your pillowcase than any other fabric. So, if you want to keep your face looking refreshed, your choice in pillowcase is very important. Silk helps keep moisture close to your skin and will help your skin stay more hydrated than many fabrics on the market. Sleeping on silk is great option for helping your skin maintain its natural moisture. Save money on expensive moisturizing creams by retaining more moisture in your face to begin with, by sleeping on silk pillowcases. We constantly come into contact with chemicals, but you can reduce that chemical exposure during your night’s sleep. Silk is produced from domesticated silk worms that are bred and raised in captivity. They have no predators to defend against and are pampered throughout their life, helping to produce a fine silk fiber with little chemical exposure.
Sometimes we treat ourselves to a massage, a relaxing day at the beach or a quiet evening in the bathtub. Whatever your escape, laying your head to rest at night on a silk pillowcase is the perfect way to end your day. There is no better feeling then the soft, smooth and luxurious feel of silk against your skin when you go to bed at night. It is truly like having a massage every night.
There is no other fabric on the planet that is more luxurious than silk, and there is no part of your luxury bedding set that is more important than the pillowcase. When you purchase a silk pillowcase, you are getting the best quality fabric on the planet for the most critical part of your sleep experience. What other small investment can you make that will have so much impact on your skin and hair over a long period of time?