Why Should I Use A Silk Pillowcase?
Usually, buying a new pillowcase is a bedroom styling choice - refreshing your colour palette for the season or mixing things up for a fresh look. But we’re here to tell you that your choice of pillowcase material can significantly impact your skin’s health - including preventing the signs of aging! Read on to discover the numerous skincare benefits of using a silk pillowcase.
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What is a silk pillowcase?
A silk pillowcase is just that - a covering for your pillow entirely made from silk, a soft, naturally derived hypoallergenic material. This means it is naturally resistant to dust mites, molds, fungus, and other irritating allergens. Silk is also very breathable and inherently good at regulating heat, which helps keep you cool at night. It’s also less moisture absorbent than other common pillowcase materials - meaning you lose less essential moisture from your skin and hair!
What are the skin benefits of using a silk pillowcase?
Maintains Skin Moisture
A silk pillowcase can help your skin to maintain essential moisture overnight. Silk is a much less absorbent material than other common pillowcase materials (such as cotton) - which means it won’t soak up all of your skin’s essential hydration overnight! Silk will allow your skin to hold its much-needed essential moisture, helping to keep your skin soft, supple, youthful, and glowing when you wake!
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Prevents Signs of Aging
Using a silk pillowcase can have anti-aging effects on the skin. Unlike other more rugged materials that can pull at the skin and cause microtears, dryness, and loss of elasticity, the soft surface of a silk pillowcase allows the skin to retain its elasticity overnight. This prevention of dryness and irritation ultimately results in the prevention of the signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles.
A silk pillowcase, when used long-term, can help prevent skin wrinkles. The smooth material will allow your skin to rest in its natural state and move freely over the fabric without becoming bunched up or causing friction - and it won’t pull at the skin, causing ‘sleep wrinkles’ (which can develop into solid fine lines and wrinkles over time!).
Better Sleep Quality
The natural material of a silk pillowcase can have a beneficial impact on your sleep, too. Silk is breathable and naturally helps regulate your temperature - keeping you cool and preventing unnecessary movement throughout the night. Its hypoallergenic properties also help to reduce irritation from allergens - meaning a more restful sleep. And with better sleep comes healthier, more rejuvenated skin!
Benefits For Problematic Skin
A silk pillowcase can also be an excellent choice for those with problematic skin such as eczema, sensitive skin, or acne-prone skin. The reduced aggravation on the skin from the smooth surface can cause less inflammation and irritation than other, rougher fabrics. Its antimicrobial and hypoallergenic properties and soft texture make it an excellent choice for minimum skin irritation overnight.
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